SCG Makes History: The Ferrari 512 Modulo Finally Runs
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One of Ferrari’s weirdest one-off concepts just re-emerged in the wild, and now it’s headed to Monterey Car Week as a crazy ‘70s throwback.
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The Ferrari 512 Modulo is one of the more outlandish concepts out there.
The Ferrari 512 Modulo is one of the more outlandish concepts out there. It comes straight out of 1970, first debuting at the Geneva International Motor Show, and was originally constructed on top of a Ferrari 512S racing chassis. Ferrari never moved ahead with a production version, but rather, offered it up as a futuristic design study and nothing more.
The look is low, flat, and very wide, like a speedy wedge of cheese that hovers just a few inches off the ground. The fenders use open tops in the front and in back, giving us a view of the top of the tires, while a series of vents behind the cabin add louvered sportiness. The interior is an assortment of wide glass panels, with passengers sitting low in the cabin.
Jim Glickenhaus bought the Ferrari 512 Modulo concept back in 2014, and since then, he’s been busy getting it roadworthy.
Jim Glickenhaus bought the Ferrari 512 Modulo concept back in 2014, and since then, he’s been busy getting it roadworthy. Now, the car is looking fully restored as it takes a run out on public roads, as captured in the above-featured video recently posted to social media.
In the four-wheeled world, Glickenhaus is best known for his boutique automaker, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, which created the SCG 003 racing machine that competed in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring.
The Ferrari 512 Modulo was originally fitted with a 5.0-liter V-12 powerplant producing as much as 550 horsepower. However, after making the rounds on the auto show circuit, Ferrari sold the 512 Modulo to Pininfarina, at which time the V-12 was removed.
However, once Glickenhaus got his hands on it, the Modulo was once again equipped with a classic 5.0-liter ’12 plucked from a Ferrari 512S. No word on current output levels.
If you’re looking to grab an in-person eye-full of this wild, classic concept, it’s slated to go on display during Monterey Car Week at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance next week.
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