We are pleased to present this 1993 Ferrari 512TR finished in Rosso Corsa over black leather. The successor to the original Testarossa model, the Ferrari 512TR features some significant updates compared with its predecessor including an extensively revised flat-12 engine with Nikasil-lined cylinders, Bosch engine management, larger intake valves, and reworked intake and exhaust systems. Originally delivered to a customer in Holland, this 1993 European-spec example eventually made its way to Japan where it was purchased by its current owner about four years ago. It has been kept in climate-controlled storage ever since with all maintenance addressed by a Ferrari specialist. Now with just over 32k-kilometers (20k-miles) showing on the odometer, this iconic 512TR is being offered for auction by its owner in the United Arab Emirates.
The Pininfarina-designed bodywork is finished in the traditional shade of Rosso Corsa, additional images are provided in the photo gallery. The seller notes professional detailing and polishing to have been carried out on an annual basis under their ownership. Compared with the original Testarossa, the 512TR can be differentiated by its updated rear lights, front bumper, engine lid, body-colored lower sills, and redesigned 18” 5-spoke wheels.
The black interior features a gated 5-speed manual shifter and heavily bolstered leather seats with embossed Ferrari logos on the upper backrests. The cabin also received several updates over the earlier Testarossa including a center console separate from the dashboard and a redesigned steering wheel. The seller reports all gauges and accessories to be working properly at this time.
The 512TR carries an updated version of the naturally aspirated flat-12 from the original Testarossa. This 4.9L engine is capable is sending up to 422 HP to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual gearbox. Among the many technical improvements over the original Testarossa, the 512TR features a repositioned drivetrain for a lower center of gravity and improved handling as well as larger front brake rotors and revised suspension settings. A major service is said to have been carried out prior to the seller’s ownership, and more recently, this 512TR has been treated to new spark plugs, a new radiator cap, and fluid changes. The car is said to have been driven by the seller on a monthly basis while receiving all necessary service from a Ferrari specialized workshop.
This sale will include the original owner’s manuals, toolkit, and a clean title. A sports car icon of the 1990s and among the last of the analog 12-cylinder Ferrari’s, this 512TR is a true collector item. Do not let this opportunity pass you by.