Ferrari 512 BB LM

The 512 BB was also considered to have racing potential and some dealers prepared a number of examples according to factory instructions.

The modifications involved the bodywork where high speed aerodynamics were improved thanks to Pininfarina wind tunnel testing.

The elastic bushings in the suspension were replaced by uniball joints and, naturally enough, engine was also modified. Last but not least, the car was lightened, the brake servo was removed and the cooling system was modified to allow the engine to be used at full throttle for longer periods.

SB Race Engineering were lucky enough to recommission chassis n.26685 (Car race number 63) in 2009 and use for numerous track events and shows. (Pictured above)

Ferrari 512 BB LM Technical Specifications

Year of Manufacture – 1978

type rear, longitudinal flat-12
bore/stroke 82 x 78 mm
unitary displacement 411.92 cc
total displacement 4943.04 cc
compression ratio 10,3:1
maximum power 346 kW (470 hp) at 7250 rpm
power per litre 95 hp/l
maximum torque
valve actuation twin overhead camshafts per bank, two valves per cylinder
fuel feed Lucas indirect injection
ignition electronic, single spark plug per cylinder
lubrication dry sump
clutch twin-plate
frame tubular steel
front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
rear suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, twin telescopic shock absorbers each side, anti-roll bar
brakes discs
transmission 5-speed + reverse
steering rack-and-pinion
fuel tank capacity 120 litres
front tyres 23/59 x 15
rear tyres 34/61 x 15
type two-seater, berlinetta
length 4895 mm
width 1830 mm
height 1120 mm
wheelbase 2500 mm
front track 1563 mm
rear track 1713 mm
weight 1050 kg (with liquids)
top speed 320 km/h
acceleration 0-100 km/h
0-400 m
0-1000 m

Ferrari 512 BB LM Servicing (Details)