ferrari 512s modulo

Ferrari 512S Modulo (Pininfarina) (1970)

People from Bertone say that when Enzo Ferrari saw their work for Lamborghini and Lancia, he furiously demanded that his Pininfarina studio create something similar. The answer was not long in coming – it was Modulo that became the icon of that era and the most striking work of designer Paolo Martin who was only 27 years old in 1970.

In 1970, at the Geneva Motor Show, Pininfarina presented a new work built on one of the 25 Ferrari 512S racing car chassis. The ultra-low car had enclosed wheels that allowed it to turn only in a very wide radius, a 5.0-liter V12 with 550 horsepower(!) installed in the base and, most importantly, a forward-sliding roof that opened up access to the cab.

The original color of this concept was black! In fact, in such color it was presented in Geneva. But the same year, for the Turin Motor Show, it was repainted in white which it remains to this day.