|Ferrari 512 S Modulo|
|Designer||Paolo Martin at Pininfarina|
|Body and chassis|
|Related||Ferrari 512 S|
|Engine||5.0 L V12|
|Wheelbase||2405 mm (94.7 in)|
|Length||4480 mm (176.4 in)|
|Width||2040 mm (80.3 in)|
|Height||935 mm (36.8 in)|
|Curb weight||900 kg (1984 lb)|
By January 1970, Ferrari had built a series of twenty-five Ferrari 512 S racing cars for homologation purposes, just as Porsche had done in 1969 with the Porsche 917. This meant that dozens of high-powered mid-engined race cars were available. Ferrari could not race or sell all of the manufactured cars, and gave chassis number 1046 (the 23rd car) to Pininfarina.
The Modulo was the last in a series of studies. The concept car has an extremely low body with a canopy-style roof that slides forward to permit entry to the cabin. All four wheels are partly covered. Another special feature of the design is twenty-four holes in the engine cover that reveal the Ferrari V12 engine which develops 800hp, a top speed of 242mph and 0-60 in 3.1 seconds.
The Modulo is a working car, although the limitations of the bodywork prevent it being practical or road-legal.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ferrari Modulo.|
- Ferrari Modulo at Pininfarina's web site (Italian)
- Ferrari Modulo at Paolo Martin's web site
- Ferrari 512 S Modulo at Ultimatecarpage
- Paolo Martin's site including Video of Ferrari Modulo driven (mostly in a straight line)
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