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May 9, 2021

Photos of the Ultra Rare Ferrari 512S Modulo Concept of 1970

No, this isn’t a crashed UFO, but rather the ultra rare Ferrari 512S Modulo, a concept sports car designed by Paolo Martin of the Italian carozzeria Pininfarina. It was first unveiled at the 1970 Geneva Motor Show.

The Modulo originally started out as a Ferrari 512S (chassis and engine #27) and was converted to 612 Can Am spec. After testing, the engine and transmission were removed and the chassis was stripped down and given to Pininfarina to build a show car. The show car debuted at the 1970 Geneva Motor Show and was originally painted black, but was later repainted in the white. The Modulo was well received by critics and has won 22 awards for its design.

The Modulo has an extremely low and wedge-shaped body, with a canopy-style glass roof that slides forward to permit entry to the cabin of the car. All four wheels are partly covered. Another special feature of the design are 24 holes in the engine cover that reveal the Ferrari V12 engine which develops 550 hp (410 kW) to propel the Modulo to a top speed of around 220 mph (354 km/h) and from 0–60 mph (97 km/h) in approximately 3.0 seconds.

In 2014, Pininfarina sold the Modulo to American entrepreneur and automotive aficionado James Glickenhaus who is restoring it to full operating condition.

1 comment:

  1. Really? It isn't a creashed UFO? Are you sure??? It looks exactly like every crashed UFO I have seen. I don't think you know a thing about what you are posting.




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