When the 512 S was introduced in 1970, the racing world fully expected it to dominate straight out of the box, but their old rival Porsche, already had a leg up on the podium with their 917. Ferrari’s experience and racing know-how suggested that the 512 S would deliver the victories that Ferrari had become used to. However, testing of this newcomer had been limited due to the difficult winter of ’69. But such was the universal respect for Ferrari, that even the underperforming 512 S could never be ruled out on race day, as a podium finish on its first outing and victory in its second race, would bear testament.
This book looks at the car’s competition history, its design and the mechanical details that made it such a feared racer. We have been fortunate enough to speak with the Ferrari engineer responsible for bringing the 512 to life, as well as some of those concerned with preparing the cars for racing and those who drove it. We have also interviewed some 512 owners, both contemporary and current, and have included a valuable commentary on the state of the current Ferrari 512 market values. This book would be suitable for all levels of interest, from new enthusiast to hardened supporter.
|Title||Ferrari 512 S/M 1970 onwards (all models)|
|Sub-title||Owners’ Workshop Manual|
|Page count||160 pages|
|Format||280 x 215 mm portrait, hardback|