Ferrari F512 M Testarossa
|1994 to 1996|
|Production||1994–1996 (501 produced)|
|Engine||4.9 L flat-12 328.1 kW (440 hp)|
|Wheelbase||2,550 mm (100.4 in)|
|Length||4,480 mm (176.4 in)|
|Width||1,976 mm (77.8 in)|
|Height||1,135 mm (44.7 in)|
|Curb weight||1,455 kg (3,207.7 lb)|
|Successor||Ferrari 550 Maranello|
The F512 M was the last version of the Testarossa. 501 cars were produced in total, of which 75 were right hand drive.
The F512 M sports a 4.9 litre (4,943 cc or 301.6 cu in) Ferrari Colombo flat-12 engine longitudinally mid mounted. This provides a maximum torque of 500 newton metres (370 ft·lbf) at 5,500 rpm and a maximum power of 328.1 kilowatts (446.1 PS; 440.0 hp) at 6,750 rpm.Each cylinder has four valves, for forty-eight valves total, lubricated via a dry sump system, with a compression ratio of 10.40:1. Due to new titanium connecting rods and a new crankshaft that together weigh 7.26 kilograms (16.0 lb) less than those that they replace, the engine has a 7500 rpm electronic rev limit.
The Ferrari F512 M can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.70 seconds, on to 161 km/h (100 mph) in 10.20 seconds, and it can complete a standing quarter mile in 12.70 seconds or a standing kilometre in 22.70 seconds. The maximum speed of the F512 M is 315 kilometres per hour (196 mph).
The front and rear lamps received a design change. The front lamps are now square framed lamps that are no longer hidden. The rear taillamps are round and the bumpers have been restyled to yield a more unified look for the F512 M. This car featured a different front lid with twin NACA ducts.
The F512 M's interior received a minor update from the 512 TR. The gearshift knob now has a chromed finish, the aluminum pedals are drilled, and air conditioning is now standard equipment. Carbon fiber racing bucket seats are also available at no extra cost, weighing only 14.97 kilograms (33.0 lb); much less than the standard seats. Pininfarina and Ferrari flags line the dash board.
The F512 M has 18-inch (457 mm) wheels with a width of 8-inch (200 mm) for front and 10.5-inch (270 mm) for the rears. The tires are Pirelli P Zero, with codes for the front wheels of 235/40 ZR 18 and 295/35 ZR 18 for the rear tires. The front brakes have a diameter of 315 mm (12.4 in) and the rear brakes have a diameter of 310 mm (12.2 in).
Concept cars and coachbuilt derivatives
Colani Ferrari Testa d'Oro
Designed by Luigi Colani in 1989, the Testa d'Oro was designed to break land speed records. It was based on a Testarossa with a 5.0 Ferrari-Lotec twin-turbo on its flat-12, outputting 750 hp (559 kW) at 4000 rpm and 900 N·m (660 lb·ft) at 5000 rpm. It successfully broke the record in its class in 1991, reaching 351 km/h (218 mph) with catalytic converters.
The FZ93 (Formula Zagato '93) was designed by Ercole Spada as a follow up to Zagato's series of Ferrari specials. In 1994 the car was reworked and repainted all-red; it was also renamed as ES1 in honour of its designer.
After almost 18 years, Ferrari acknowledged that the F90 existed and six were made for the Sultan of Brunei in 1988. A brief passage in the 2005 Ferrari Annual outlined an impressive order of six bespoke supercars which were much more daring than anything Ferrari would have produced themselves.
The project was managed by Enrico Fumia, the head of the Research and Development department at Pininfarina. At the time, the project was top secret, so much so, Ferrari didn't know of the project. Fumia styled the car and said the F90 name referred to it being a "Ferrari of the '90s."
All six F90s used a Ferrari Testarossa chassis which Pininfarina used to sculpt an entirely new body and interior on top of. The engines were stock units, producing 390 bhp to the rear wheels, but the radiators were moved to the front of the car.