The F512 M was the final incarnation of the Testarossa type and offered, at last, what many regarded as performance worthy of its position as successor to the Berlinetta Boxer.
The M standing for the Italian Modificato, saw the Flat-12-cylinder increase in power to 440bhp, a massive increase over the original Testarossa at 390bhp. The cars stance was lower and the purposeful appearance enhanced by restyled bumpers, round tail lamps and square framed headlamps that are no longer hidden. Distinctive road wheels also identify the M.
The cockpit too is enhanced by subtle detail changes; including drilled alloy pedals and a polished shifter with easier to operate gate.
Our Left hand drive car is a show stopper; in Rosso Corsa with black hide and carpets. With only 31932 km recorded, it is none the less obvious that the utmost care has been taken, by fastidious owners. The standard of presentation today is quite simply jaw-dropping.
Ferrari aficionados regard this model as something of a sleeping giant in the investment stakes, now trending towards substantial gains in line with its cousins from the 1960’s & 70’s.
Early inspection is essential.
DD Classics, 97-101 North Road
Kew, TW9 4HJ, Surrey