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What happened to the suppposed 25 versions of the 512S produced ?

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    Could that be Enzo Ferrari second from right in the rain coat wearing a tie?
     
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    Don't think so: Enzo hadn't this kind of hair, certainly not the color. And he had a "healthy" belly. :D
     
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    Useless looking vertical deflectors before they got ditched because they clearly were:confused:!
     
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    Marc, I always thought the 512S was beautiful with those white air intakes. Any idea why they got rid of those?
     
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    #1134 Nembo1777, May 13, 2020
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    Hello, I don't claim to know anything but by definition any aerodynamic experiment tested and not retained has failed to prove useful.Remember also how tentative aerodynamic development was at the time: the "evil Stuttgart piggie" 917 was initially lethal, it is only by chance that they figured out during a test at Zeltweg that it needed rear downforce badly. That transformed it, made it planted, seconds quicker. Even Ferdinand Piech could not believe it. In 2015 at Monza there were two 512's in the Peter Auto race weekend. A 512S which kept porpoising at top speed and 1024 a 512M which was stable as an arrow at top speed: progress. When I drove 1024 months later at Paul Ricard I barely needed to hold the wheel at top speed. Would not have been the case in the S.
     
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    1002 at the Gatto Verde on 6 November 1969.

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    #1145 Nembo1777, May 14, 2020
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    First photo Cord (?) perhaps at Road Atlanta in the future Sunoco car? Trying to place that brow. Possibly Mid Ohio but grass looks awfully thirsty for Ohio...
    2nd photo, obviously very recent must be a foot rest...the only other alternative is that it controls something but that is most unlikely and not period correct.
     
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    512 S n°4 is #1006.
     
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