For sale a scale Ferrari BB 512i… for just 10,000 euros!

The Ferrari BB 512i was the first model from the Maranello-based brand to mount a mid-mounted 12-cylinder boxer engine.

The Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer (BB) 512i It is one of the most special models of the Italian brand due to the mechanical innovations it had, but also because it is considered the first modern Ferrari. Designed by Leonardo Fioravanti, production began in 1973 and production lasted until 1984, when this latest model was produced.

Its task was to replace the veteran front-engined Ferrari Daytona and it did so with a block never used before: the Ferrari BB 512i was the first model to have a 12-cylinder boxer engine (hence its name) arranged in a central position. However, this was not really so. In a masterful marketing move, the BB 512i actually used a V12 with cylinder banks at 180 degrees which, in practice and without going into advanced mechanical knowledge, is not a boxer engine.


Thus, the V12 block of the Ferrari BB 512i it produced a power of 340 hp at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 451 Nm at 4,200 rpm. Weighing 1,580 kg, the Italian sports car was capable of reaching a top speed of 257 km/h. He also tried to attack the endurance races of the time, with the Ferrari BB 512 LM, with relative success: victory in the GTX category and fifth place overall in the 1981 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Its production was approximately 1,000 copies and its design and technology led the way to produce future mid-engined models such as the mythical Testarossa (which also had the name of 512). In this sense, it can be yours if you have 13.150 euros, which is the price of this reliable model that is sold in the Ferrari store.


At 1:8 scale, this model has measures of 33.5 x 15.6 x 13.2 cm and a weight of 2.8 kilograms, including dust bin and base. As in the Ferrari Roma, the model of the Ferrari is in charge of Amalgam Collection. Thanks to an in-depth digital scan of the original car, the model enjoys a high level of precision.

As we have already told you, with a price of 13,150 euros, it is the closest that mere mortals will be to getting a Ferrari as special as this one. As a good Ferrari product, it is delivered with a booklet with information and images of the real car, a certificate of authenticity, a black base and a dust bin to protect the model.

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