Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer BB512
I was hired by RM Sotheby’s to shoot this very rare gold Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer BB512.
The Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer was produced in Italy between 1973 and 1984. Replacing the Ferrari Daytona, it was the first in a series of Ferraris to use a mid-mounted flat-12 cylinder engine. TheFerrari Berlinetta Boxer BB512 was designed by Leonardo Fioravanti and was the first mid-engined sports car to bear the Ferrari name and the Cavallino Rampante logo. It was later replaced by the beautiful Ferrari Testarossa, which continued to use the Flat-12 cylinder engine.
Production of theFerrari Berlinetta Boxer BB512 was a giant step for Enzo Ferrari. Who felt that a mid-engined sports car would be very difficult for buyers to handle, and it took many years for the Ferrari engineers to convince Enzo to adopt the mid-engine. This attitude started to change as the brand lost its racing dominance in the late 1950s to competitors who were using mid-engined. The Dino mid-engined racing cars were a result, Enzo later started production of Dino road cars that used mid-engine as well. TheFerrari Berlinetta Boxer BB512 was the first mid-engined 12-cylinder road car to be launched by Enzo Ferrari.
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