Dutch exclusive car dealer Classic Youngtimers Consultancy has added a rare 1981 Ferrari 512 BBi, modified by Koenig Specials, to its catalog. The Berlinetta is part of a series of about fifty cars but is distinguished by its twin-turbocharged engine that develops 650 horsepower. Also, the two-door got a new aerodynamic dodger and stiffer suspension. The price is 300,000 euros.
In 1973, Ferrari released the first coupe BB series (Berlinetta Boxer). The debut model was a two-door 365 GT4 BB with a twelve-cylinder 4.4 engine, which developed 349 hp and 409 Nm of torque. Three years later, the “365” was replaced by a Berlinetta 512 BB. Index referred to the racing Ferrari with the same name and indicated the engine parameters, and more exactly, its volume (4943 cubic centimeters were rounded to 5.0 liters for beauty) and the number of cylinders. The engine initially produced 360 horsepower, but then it was de-energized to 340.
The last model of the BB series was introduced in 1981. The 512 BBi received running lights and rear fog lights, as well as Bosch K-Jetronic electromechanical fuel injection. This innovation didn’t affect the power but had a positive effect on fuel consumption. For the 512BB/BBi Koenig Specials offered a comprehensive tuning program. Among other things, the machines were changed camshafts, pistons, and exhaust manifold, which allowed increasing the output of the “atmospheric” engine up to 450 powers.
However, the Ferrari 512 BBi with chassis number “37131” stands out from the crowd. Installation of two turbochargers gave 650 horsepower and reduced acceleration time to “a hundred” by two seconds – 4.3 against 6.3 in the base car. The coupe has a reinforced gearbox and added an oil cooler. The new aerodynamic dodger is made of polyester. It includes a front bumper with air ducts to the brakes, a rear spoiler, side skirts, and air intakes on the roof to cool the turbines.
The rear axle is wider to accommodate magnesium rims with 345/55VR15 tires. Front wheels, on the contrary, are narrower – 225/50VR15 instead of 240/55VR15. In addition, the Berlinetta has stiffer springs and shock absorbers, and the braking system has a built-in pressure regulator to adjust the balance. Koenig Specials produced about fifty tuned “512s,” but this one is the most extreme. The price for this unique car is 300 thousand euros.
Source: Classic Youngtimers Consultancy