The now-legendary Ferrari Testarossa series was launched with an astonishing showcase event at the Lido Club in Paris in October 1984, and the cars have been icons of Italian performance and passion ever since.
In the 1992 model year, the Ferrari 512 TR was introduced as a substantially revised Testarossa, bringing with it a raft of changes and updates to improve the company’s flagship 12-cylinder supercar.
It wasn’t simply a matter of modifying the engine to make the car faster; the 512 TR also boasted a revised exhaust system, a single-plate clutch to make gear changes slicker, bigger ventilated and cross-drilled brake discs, quicker steering and revisions to the shock absorbers to improve handling. Perhaps most significantly, the engine and gearbox assembly was mounted some 30mm lower in the 512 TR, dropping the centre of gravity to improve roadholding.
In the Ferrari 512 TR, the 428hp produced by the fantastic flat-12 runs through a five-speed manual gearbox, and can propel the car up to 195mph. The performance is breathtaking.
This particular Ferrari 512 TR is a truly immaculate example with just 25000 miles on the odometer. It remains in its original factory colours of Ferrari Rosso Corsa with pristine Crema hide and red carpets.
The car is wonderfully original, having never been modified or otherwise altered. The service history that accompanies this UK-delivery example documents the mileage and includes a file of invoices for the maintenance work.
This Ferrari 512 TR is a magnificent example of one of the most iconic supercars of all time. It retains all of its original documentation and tools, including the leather owner’s pouch with handbook and stamped service book, the original tool case - all of which are in superb condition.