The 512 M (the M stands for modified) is a direct descendant of the 512 S. As a result of race experience, Ferrari’s engineers brought in more powerful rear disc brakes and new suspension. The lighter, more powerful engine was also given new, higher efficiency cylinder heads while retaining the 512 S’s four valve per cylinder architecture.
The bodywork was redesigned to make it lower and more aerodynamic. After its 1970 debut on the Zeltweg circuit, the 512 M took part in the Manufacturers’ World Championship in 1971.
Accurate selection of the best shots of the 512 M in high definition. The photo gallery shows the distinctive features of this model Ferrari in 1970, focusing on the details and the most important parts.
|Type||rear, longitudinal 60° V12|
|Bore/stroke||87 x 70 mm|
|Unitary displacement||416.13 cc|
|Total displacement||4993.53 cc|
|Compression ratio||11.5 : 1|
|Maximum power||449 kW (610 hp) at 9000 rpm|
|Power per litre||122 hp/l|
|Valve actuation||twin overhead camshaft per bank, four valves per cylinder|
|Fuel feed||Lucas indirect injection|
|Ignition||electronic, single spark plug per cylinder|
|Front suspension||independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|Rear suspension||independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|Transmission||5-speed + reverse|
|Fuel tank||capacity 120 litres|
|Front track||1518 mm|
|Rear track||1511 mm|
|Weight||815 kg (dry)|
|Top speed||310 km/h|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||-|