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General data  
Year/s of production 1971
Presentation Autodromo Modena, 15 July 1971
VIN 1010
Number produced 1
Design Ferrari S.p.A.
Manufactured by Ferrari S.p.A.
   
Technical specifications  
Chassis 617 – Aluminium monocoque and steel tube frame –  512 M chassis
Length
Width
Height
Wheelbase 2400 mm
Front suspension Independent wheel suspension, double wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic telescope shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension Independent wheel suspension, double wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic telescope shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Front track 1518 mm
Rear track 1511 mm
Front tyres Campagnolo magnesium race rims – 5 spokes design and central locking
Rear tyres Campagnolo magnesium race rims – 5 spokes design and central locking
Front brakes Ventilated disc brakes, mounted on wheel trunk
Rear brakes Ventilated disc brakes, mounted on wheel trunk
Weight 680 kg
Body material Fiberglas
Body type Race spyder
   
Engine  
Type 261 C ? – mid-engine
Number of cylinders V12 – 60°
Displacement 6900 ccm
Bore and stroke
Camshaft 2 overhead per cylinder bank
Valves 4 per cylinder
Compression ratio
Ignition Single ignition, Dinoplex Ferrari
Lubrication Dry sump lubrication
Maximum power Approx. 720 hp – 8.000 rpm
Maximum torque
Fuel management Lucas injection
Gearbox 5 gears + rev.
Power-to weight ratio Approx. 0,9 kg/hp
   
Performance  
Top speed Approx. 350 km/h
Good to know:

  • Based on 512 M

Short Racing History:

  • Watkins Glen 25 July 1971, entered by Ferrari factory, Racing driver: Mario Andretti, no 50, 4th place
  • Sold in 1972 to Team N.A.R.T. of Luigi Chinetti – used in only 3 races
  • Watkins Glen 1972, Racing driver: Jean-Pierre Jarier, no 40, 10th place
  • Elkart Lake 1972, Racing driver: Jean-Pierre Jarier, no 40, 4th place
  • Watkins Glen 1974, Racing driver: Brian Redman, retired
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