Testarossa - 512 TR - F512 M
This page will describe all possible differences on F512 Ms, often related to the market or to options that could be ordered.
The side markers on US versions were different than the ones on other versions, where there was just a small round indicator behind the front wheels. Also note the orange coloured front blinkers on US version, instead of white coloured ones on other versions.
One of the possible options were sport seats.
Old 512 TR style wheels could be choosen as an option.
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Each car made after 1980 has a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), an unique number to identify the car. On F512 Ms, the VIN can be found on a small plate on the steering column and at the chassis in the engine room. On US versions, the VIN can also be found on a plate on the door. The VINs of F512 M look like this:
|ZFFVA40C0000xxxxx||UK version (RHD)|
For more details about the VIN, please check the VIN Decoder.
At Euro, Swiss, Japanese and UK versions, the serialnumber is also printed on all the windows. The five-digit serialnumber is followed by three letters, which have no meaning, but which are stored in Ferrari's administrative system. In case of a six digit serialnumber (10xxxx), the "10" is replaced by an "A" (so, window code A1577 belongs to serialnumber 101577).
All F512 Ms will also have an assembly number, which can be found on a small plate at the right side of the engine compartment.
VIN on the steering column
VIN plate in the engine room (Euro)
VIN plate on the doors (US, 512 TR)
VIN chassis stamping
When ordering a new F512 M, the list of "options" was quite limited. Besides a choice for the colour for the exterior, the leather interior, the dash and the carpets (see below for available colours), there were a few other options:
- Schedoni leather luggage set, specially made for the F512 M.
- 512 TR wheels (instead of the regular F512 M wheels; see also above)
- Sport seats (see also above)
- Spare wheel (as an addition to the inflation bottle which was part of the tool kit)
The colours available on the F512 M are mentioned below (note: the coloured fields are just for an indication!).
Exterior (paint made by Glasurit)
| || ||Code||Name|
| || ||FER 101/C||Argento Nürburgring|
| || ||FER 102||Giallo Modena|
| || ||FER 300/12||Rosso Corsa|
| || ||FER 311/C||Rosso Monza|
| || ||FER 312||Rosso Barchetta|
| || ||FER 503/C||Blu Sebring|
| || ||FER 513/C||Blu Swaters|
| || ||FER 515/C||Azzurro Monaco|
| || ||FER 516/C||Blu Le Mans|
| || ||FER 517/C||Azzurro Hyperion|
| || ||FER 606||Verde Inglese|
| || ||FER 607/C||Verde Silverstone|
| || ||FER 608/C||Verde Mugello|
| || ||FER 703/C||Canna di Fucile|
| || ||FER 901/C||Nero Carbonio|
| || ||FER 905||Bianco Avus|
| || ||FER 1240||Nero|
| || ||Code||Name|
| || ||3171||Rosso|
| || ||3997||Crema|
| || ||4208||Beige|
| || ||4301||Grigio Chiaro|
| || ||4302||Grigio Scuro|
| || ||4304||Charcoal|
| || ||4305||Verde|
| || ||4306||Cuoio|
| || ||4307||Blu|
| || ||4379||Cuoio Ginerva|
| || ||8500||Nero|