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Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer 512

Ferrari BB 512/i
EngineV twelve-cylinder (180°)
Displacement4942 cm³
Bore * stroke82 * 78 mm
Compression9,2 : 1
Main bearings7
Cylinder linerCast iron
Cylinder blockAluminum-silicon
Crank caseAluminum-silicon
Engine control4 camshafts (toothed belt)
Valves2 per cylinder, bucket tappet
Mixture preparation6 Weber twin-barrel carburetor / K-jetronic
TankDouble, altogether 120 liters
LubricationDry sump
Torque450/422 Nm at 4600 rpm
Performance261/250 kW (355/340 HP)
Rated speed6200/6500 rpm
Drivetrain(Mid-mounted-)rear- engine with rear-wheel drive
ClutchDouble discs, dry
Axle driveLimited slip differential
Suspension f/rDouble wishbone, 4 damper (rear)
Brakes f/rDiscs, ventilated, servo
Tyres (in front)180 TR 415 (Michelin)
Tyres (rear)210 TR 415 (Michelin)
Wheelbase2500 mm
Length4400 mm
Width1830 mm
Height1120 mm
WeightApprox. 1500 kg
Maximum speedApprox. 275 km/h
Construction period1976 - 1984
Predecessor(engine)365 GTB 4

At the time there are only three producers of twelve cylinders: Jaguar, Lamborghini and even Ferrari. The first twelve-cylinder of Ferrari was created contrary to the of the two competitors already in the middle of the century. There are accordingly two models with V-12. This has in contrast to GTB / 4 the engine behind the front seats and is uniquely styled more sporty, lower and reaches barely the higher speed.

The manager moves the car at a (rare) day off to relax, but the special kind. Then he enjoys the sound of the engine just behind his back. By the way, at the time women managers do not have the same opportunities, except after a special power training for the coupling leg and the arms while steering.

So she misses the driving fun with the top speed of current race cars and a huge overlap between gears, what is not surprising in view of the top torque of more than 7000 rpm. With the purchase and maintenance costs, the fuel consumption can well keep up with at least 20 liter/100km.

In 1981, the Berlinetta Boxer is presented with the attached 'i' at the Paris Motor Show, seen on additional lights in the bumper. He is one of the first Ferraris equipped with fuel injection and therefore no longer with the famous Weber carburetors. Fans regret the no longer direct response. The newly introduced emission standards from 1974 let shrink torque and power. Only later a larger displacement will compensate this. Advantage in the meantime: there are no more enormous costs for the complex setup procedures of 6 double carburetors during maintenance.

The engine is introduced in 1971, but produced only since 1973. It is derived from a V-engine , where actually only the cylinder angle is increased to 180°. As boxer engine you can not call it well, because opposite cylinders run on a connecting rod pin and thus always run the same movement. The difference to the more balanced running boxer engine, but is not really noted at 12 cylinders.

The need for the rebuilding is probably from the new location of the engine. It is no longer installed in front, but also not in the center front of the rear axle. Rather it is on the transmission and the axle drive, is neither central nor rear engine.

What a manufacturer of super sports cars has advertised in the prospectus at the time? Of course, with the acceleration and top speed. But in addition to the technical data is also to find one from the Italian to English to German being more and more shorter essay on the corrosion in general and rust protection research and application of Ferrari in particular. One is obviously aware of how expensive the car is and make efforts to keep its conservation value.

Actually, its easier for these very expensive cars than for the mass-produced automobiles, but they are by their owner carried on hands seen from care and maintenance. Especially so for travel and sports tend to be less suitable specimens, which run in 25 years less than 30.000 km, knowing ice, snow and road salt probably only from the other side of the garage door. There are at such a car probably feared more damage due to idle time. Nevertheless, Ferraris seem to rust, too and therefore in production especially galvanized, after welding directly provided with protective oil, dip- coated by electrophoresis, and particularly sealed. A some guarantee that all Ferraris still live, at least from this period, except the heavily damaged. 04/05