Although maintaining the same design cues as the standard Testarossa, Pininfarina was able to give the 512 TR, through subtle changes, a timeless design. Presented in 1991, the 512 TR wasn’t only better looking than the Testarossa, it was also faster, more powerful, and easier to use. With an engine now outputting 428 bhp and a top speed of 313 km/h, a lower center of gravity, as well as a completely redesigned interior for better ergonomics, the 512 TR had plenty to offer. It also kept some of the cool and very much 80’s details the Testarossa had, such as the mirror integrated in the glovebox. In total, only 2,280 examples of the 512 TR left the factory, of which most were painted Rosso Corsa.
OUR 512 TR
Our example, chassis 96266, was delivered new to Switzerland through Garage Foitek AG in Urdorf, in February 1993. The TR was finished in Nero (Nero Fer 1240) over a Crema (Crema 3997 Autolux) leather interior, a desirable specification which it retains to this day. A Ferrari Classiche Certificate was awarded in Decembre 2014, affirming that the car retains its original colors, as well as its original matching numbers engine and transmission, and its original unrepaired body, . It is believed that the first owner kept the car at least until 2001, before it was sold to its second owner in Switzerland. In 2014, the car was sold to Germany, where it had one owner, who didn’t register it for the road and kept it in his collection of Ferrari’s. The service book shows serivce works carried out by Garage Foitek AF in Urdorf in April 1998 at 20,201 km, by Sport-Garage Urdorf in March 2001 at 27.157 km, and by Ferrari Gohm Singen in August 2011, which included a timing belt replacement. An engine oil and brake fluid service was also carried out by famous restorer Tom Fischer in Brannenburg in 2017, as shown by invoices. Our Engineering department carried out a full service including belts in July 2022. Today, the odometer shows just over 44,000 km from new.
This is a great opportunity to acquire what is probably the most desirable iteration of an iconic car, the Testarossa, in a very desirable and sinister color combination. The Classiche Certificate offers a peace of mind regarding the originality of the car, and its Swiss provenance as well as the limited number of owners shows that the car has been well looked after in the past thirty years.