1981 Ferrari 512 BBi

This car has a 2 door coupé type body styled by Pininfarina with a mid mounted engine powering the rear wheels. Its 4.9 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 12 cylinder unit that produces 340 bhp (345 PS/254 kW) of power at 6300 rpm, and maximum torque of 451 N·m (333 lb·ft/46 kgm) at 4200 rpm. It features dry sump-type lubrication. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 5 speed manual transmission. It weighs a claimed 1499 kg at the kerb. The Ferrari 512 BBi is said to be able to manage a maxiumum speed of 280 km/h, or 174 mph.

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Ferrari 512 BBi -
Ferrari 512 BBi
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Key facts

1981 Ferrari 512 BBi information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4400 mm
How heavy?
1499 kg
What size engine?
4.9 litre, 4942 cm3
How many cylinders?
12, Flat
How much power?
345 PS / 340 bhp / 254 kW @ 6300 rpm
How much torque?
451 Nm / 333 ft.lb / 46 kgm @ 4200 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 5.6 s
How fast?
280 km/h, 174 mph

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1981 Ferrari 512 BBi data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerPininfarina
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2500 mm 98.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1508 mm 59.4 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1572 mm 61.9 inches
Length 4400 mm 173.2 inches
Width 1830 mm 72 inches
Height 1120 mm 44.1 inches
Ground clearance 125 mm 4.9 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight 1499 kg 3305 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 120 litres 26.4 UK Gal 31.7 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ferrari
Engine code
Cylinders Flat 12
Capacity 4.9 litre
4942 cc
(301.579 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82 × 78 mm
3.23 × 3.07 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.05
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
345 PS (340 bhp) (254 kW)
at 6300 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
68.8 bhp/litre
1.13 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
451 Nm (333 ft·lb) (46 kgm)
at 4200 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
91.26 Nm/litre
1.1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction light alloy block & head
sump dry sumped
compression ratio 9.2:1
Fuel system Bo K-Jet fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1146.8 kPa (166.3 psi)
Maximum RPM 6600 rpm
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 411.83 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 5.6 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 14.2 s
Standing kilometre 25.1 s
Maximum speed 280 km/h (174 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 229.97 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
169.14 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
226.82 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.1 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.91 kg/kW
9.88 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position mid
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 12.20 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.
Rear suspension I.W.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear 9
Tyres front 180 TR x 415
Tyres rear 210 TR x 415
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.91
Final drive ratio 3.21
general
Carfolio.com ID40502
Production total 1007
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 50.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1981 Ferrari 512 BBi added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.