Ferrari found their Testarossa firmly in the crosshair of Lamborghini's Diablo in 1990 and as a result they made a call to arms and developed the incredible 512 TR. The car was very clearly based on the Testarossa, both mechanically and aesthetically; and pays homage to it in its name; 5 referring to displacement, 12 to the number of cylinders and TR for Testarossa.
The car was unbelievably well received by customers and press alike, thanks to the 7-year run of the Testarossa Ferrari had firm feedback to work with and improve upon an already very well-rounded car. First and foremost, they updated the interior steering wheel and seats in order to make the car more focused towards Grand Touring. The exterior remained almost identical to the Testarossa albeit a redesigned, more aerodynamic and aggressive front end.
The engine was the recipient of the most substantial overhaul; Bosch Engine Management and Nikasil Cylinder liners, 10:1 compression and a redesigned exhaust system saw a rise in power from 390hp in the Testarossa to 428hp in the 512 TR; resulting in a top speed of 195mph. Ferrari also changed to a single plate clutch, quickened the steering rack and fitted larger brakes in order to compliment the higher speed of the car.
The car we're offering left the factory in 1994, the final year of production, and was supplied via the Italian dealer Ineco Auto, Bolzano. It was specified from new in Rosso Corsa over Pella Nera, the colours it still wears today. The car was also awarded Classiche Certification in 2016, confirming that it still retains its original chassis, as well as its matching numbers engine and gearbox. The car presents superbly showing just over 10,000 miles from new and was serviced in May 2021 leaving it ready to be enjoyed!