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  Ferrari 512 S
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1970
Numbers built:25 512 chassis (15 converted to 'M' spec)
Successor:Ferrari 512 M
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 28, 2013
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Engine
Configuration Type 261C 60º V12
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction light alloy block and head
Displacement 4,993 cc / 304.7 cu in
Bore / Stroke 87.0 mm (3.4 in) / 70.0 mm (2.8 in)
Compression 11.5:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 550 bhp / 410 KW @ 8,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 110 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body fibreglass and aluminium
Chassis semi-monocoque with steel tubular spaceframe and stressed aluminium panels
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, coil springs
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Clutch Multi-plate
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 840 kilo / 1,852 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,060 mm (159.8 in) / 2,000 mm (78.7 in) / 972 mm (38.3 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,400 mm (94.5 in) / 1,518 mm (59.8 in) / 1,511 mm (59.5 in)
Fuel tank 120 Litre (31.7 Gallon US / 26.4 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels (fr/r) 11 x 15 / 16 x 15
Tyres (fr/r) 4.25/11.50 x 15 / 6.00/14.50 x 15

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.65 bhp / kg
Top Speed 340 km/h (211 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1970 Sebring 12 Hours (Ignazio Giunti / Nino Vaccarella / Mario Andretti in 1026)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Ferrari 312 and 512 Sports Racing Cars, by Ian Bamsey
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