Introduced in 1992, the 512 TR was one of the final developments of Ferrari’s sensational Testarossa supercar. Ferrari’s flagship model, the Testarossa revived a famous name from the Italian company’s past when it arrived in 1984. A ‘next generation’ Berlinetta Boxer, the Testarossa retained its predecessor’s amidships-mounted, 5.0-litre, flat-12 engine; the latter now boasting a maximum power output raised to 380bhp courtesy of four-valve cylinder heads. Despite the power increase, smoothness and driveability were enhanced, the car possessing excellent top gear flexibility allied to a maximum speed of 180mph. Unlike some of its rivals, the Testarossa possessed light controls and was relatively easy to drive, factors which, allied to its outstanding performance and stunning looks, contributed to an instant and sustained high level of demand.
In 1992 the original Testarossa was succeeded by the extensively revised and improved 512 TR version, which came with 422bhp on tap and noticeably greater grip than its predecessor, the latter being much appreciated by Autocar’s tester: ‘The 512 resolved information about the road surface explicitly; the Testarossa’s feedback wasn’t as sharply focussed nor ultimately as useful when travelling quickly.’ And the 512 TR could certainly manage that, its claimed top speed being 314km/h.
This stunning 512 TR was originally supplied new to Germany in 1993 and today has a mere 12,000 miles recorded on its odometer. Finished in the most sought after colour combination Rossa Corsa over Nero leather interior, this is a very desirable LHD TR and is fitted with an immobiliser, and is ready to be enjoyed by its new owner.
Interested parties should note that VAT has not been paid on this car will be applicable at the buyer’s local rate.