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FERRARI 512 BBi

FACTS

1984

CONSTRUCTION YEAR

12 cylinders

4,909 cc

360 hp

ENGINE

PININFARINA

DESIGNERS

1,007

NUMBER OF PIECES

1981 - 1984

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STORY

The Ferrari 512 BBi is an iconic sports car manufactured by Ferrari. The history of this model dates back to the 1970s. The 512 BBi is an evolution of its predecessor, the Ferrari 365 GT4 BB, and was first introduced in 1971.

The "BB" in the model name stands for "Berlinetta Boxer", which refers to the position of the twelve-cylinder engine in the middle of the car. The additional "i" in 512 BBi stands for "Injection", which indicates the injection of the fuel, in contrast to the previous model, which was equipped with carburettors.

The 512 BBi was equipped with a 4.9-liter V12 engine that developed around 340 horsepower. This mid-engined sports car was capable of reaching impressive speeds and offered an exciting driving experience.

The change from carburettors to fuel injection in the BBi model not only helped to optimize performance, but also enabled better engine tuning and improved fuel efficiency. The design of the 512 BBi remained true to the distinctive look of the Berlinetta boxer models, with clean lines and a sporty silhouette.

The Ferrari 512 BBi was produced until 1984, when it was replaced by the Ferrari Testarossa.

Today, the Ferrari 512 BBi is considered a classic and highly prized by collectors. Its striking appearance and powerful technology make it a sought-after vehicle for sports car lovers and Ferrari fans.

PERSONAL STORY

To date, probably the most exciting acquisition visit for our museum.

A call from Sigi Angerer, the founder of the Flying Bulls: ‘Mr. Rotschne, I saw that you have a great Ferrari collection, but no 512 BBi….

We then headed to the 'garage' of the 512 BB i 'blue sera'. It was parked under the wing of the Corsair, covered with a sheet. Love at first sight.

The rest is history and the happy result was the beginning of a long friendship with Sigi. Sigi was a great visionary and supporter of our museum, who in return was treated to weekly spaghetti bolognese.

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