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The Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer Visualized

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
December 22, 2014

It’s been a while since we first shared Holger Schubert’s Ferrari 512 BBi, but as it’s the new year, we wanted to reflect on some of our favorite stories. So we’ve created a Petrolicious infographic that is chock full of interesting tidbits about the iconic car. For instance, did you know that only 387 of the first-generation 365BBs were ever built?

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The 512 BB is featured prominently in Calvin Harris’ We’ll Be Coming Back music video too, there’s another Porsche 911/912 in it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPC_evpbwDM

Having owned and driven a 1983 512BBi since 1987, I hope that I have a few worthy observations about the Boxer. Over the past few decades, especially when reading Brit magazine driving observations about the Boxer, I have repeatedly laughed about the supposed driveability and handling complaints that have been attributed to the higher center of gravity caused by the flat 12 engine crankshaft mass resting above the transaxle. The BBi came with metric Michelin TRX tires that had mediocre technology and grip when new in the 1980’s with obvious grip worsening as the tires aged. Anyone-and especially an autowriter-driving… Read more »
At the risk of sounding like an anorak. Hp ratings for the various versions of boxer must be taken with a grain of saalt. The power drop from 365 to BBi is more one of tructh in emasurement, a 365 does have markedly shorter gearing and higher redline feeling more nippy, but lacking in torque. A BBI can definitly manage more than 160, in fact a decently tuned one can happily break into the mid 170’s, ask me how I know, accleration in any boxer tapers off markedly around 145-150 due to aero drag. Even the R&T test of a… Read more »