Concepts From Future Past: 1970 Ferrari Modulo 512

Concepts From Future Past: 1970 Ferrari Modulo 512

The Ferrari Modulo 512 was first seen at the Geneva Motor Show in 1970 but was designed a couple years earlier by Paolo Martin. Built on top of a chassis from a Ferrari 512 racer and with a design coming out of Pinanfarina, the Modulo certainly has an impressive pedigree and left its mark on the automotive world.

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Concepts From Future Past: 1970 Ferrari Modulo 512

The mid-engine, two-seat concept car shows off sleek, aerodynamic lines with a bold wedge shape, wheel covers front and back, and a large, nearly horizontal windshield. But when it was first conceived, Martin’s design was controversial.

Concepts From Future Past: 1970 Ferrari Modulo 512

Martin’s goal with the car was to create the craziest dream car in the world, something that began with a quick sketch in the corner of his draftpaper. Sergio Pinanfarina was skeptical of the design, thinking it was far too futuristic and would be received poorly.

Concepts From Future Past: 1970 Ferrari Modulo 512

Martin created a model of the car out of polystyrene in 1968 and eventually pushed it forward to become a full-scale concept car. Even Pinanfarina was finally convinced; congratulating Martin and apologizing for his prior comments.

Concepts From Future Past: 1970 Ferrari Modulo 512
Concepts From Future Past: 1970 Ferrari Modulo 512
Concepts From Future Past: 1970 Ferrari Modulo 512
Concepts From Future Past: 1970 Ferrari Modulo 512
Concepts From Future Past: 1970 Ferrari Modulo 512
Concepts From Future Past: 1970 Ferrari Modulo 512

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