luni, 28 martie 2016

Ferrari 512 TR 1993 - World Of Classic Cars -

Ferrari 512 TR 1993

The 512 TR, an update of Ferrari’s famed Testarossa, brought about a host of welcome enhancements to keep the company’s iconic mid-engine, 12-cylinder supercar competitive against Lamborghini’s new Diablo. It was introduced at the 1992 Los Angeles Auto Show and was markedly improved over earlier models, as its interior had been given numerous updates to improve driver and passenger comfort, with the most notable changes being to the seats and steering wheel. Outside, the nose received a mild facelift to aid aerodynamics, while the majority of the iconic design remained largely unchanged.
Ferrari 512 TR 1993

Underneath the still gorgeous styling, the 512 TR gained 38 additional horsepower, thanks to a more efficient exhaust system and the adoption of Nikasil cylinder liners. Ferrari engineers focused on increasing the car’s overall drivability by installing quicker steering, a single-plate clutch coupled with a smoother gearbox, and larger cross-drilled disc brakes. Top speed was increased to 195 mph, just shy of the F40’s incredible 201 mph, though at a fraction of the price.
The 512 TR presented here, chassis number 96191, is featured in the unusual and elegant color scheme of Rosso Corsa with a Bianco interior. It was sold new by Aristocrat Motor Company of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, in the same colors in which it is finished today. It later made its way through collections in Oregon and New York before joining the stable of its present East Coast owners.