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The Ferrari 512 TR: A Look at the Final Flat-12 Ferrari Era

The Ferrari 512 TR was introduced in 1991 as a successor to the Testarossa. A 4.9-liter flat-12 engine with 428 horsepower and 362 lb-ft of torque powered it. The vehicle had a top speed of 195 mph and could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 4.8 seconds.

In every sense, the 512 TR was superior to the Testarossa it succeeded. For its better handling, braking, and acceleration, the 512 TR received high marks. A more contemporary dashboard and more comfortable seats were also added to the car's interior. 2,261 units of the 512 TR were made between 1991 and 1994.

The Ferrari 512 TR is propelled by a naturally aspirated V12 engine that has a maximum output of 491 Nm (362 lb.ft) at 5500 rpm and 428 PS (422 bhp - 315 kW) at 6750 rpm. The vehicle has a top speed of 195 mph (313 km/h) and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds.

Production of the Ferrari 512 TR, which was the Testarossa's development, began in 1991. A revised Testarossa with enhanced engine and platform specs is the 512 TR ("Testa Rossa"). Ferrari's 180° V12 engine, also known as the flat-12 (F12) engine and built since 1973, had its final appearance in the 512 TR.

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  1. Incorrect information supplied. The 512TR was succeeded by the F512M which improved upon the concept further. Making the car lighter by ditching the popup headlight motor and pod assembles in favor of fixes lights under plexiglass. Therefore the flat 12 in the 512TR was not last time it was used as mentioned in your story.

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