The Ferrari 512 S Modulo is a concept car created by Pininfarina in 1970.
Inspired by the new proportions of the mid-engine racing cars which appeared in the 60s and the Cold War military aircraft aesthetics, Italian designers has created missile shaped cars one after another like our iconic Modulo.
This supercar concept, directly from the pen of Paolo Martin (born 1943), was Pininfarina’s answer in the fierce battle between it and Bertone for the ultimate wedge-shaped supercar, a battle started by the astounding Lamborghini Marzal.
Paolo Martin worked day and night at Pininfarina to get a full-scale model despite mild disagreement of Sergio Pininfarina for first Martin’s sketches.
Sergio president of the company, thought the design was too futuristic for that period.
The Ferrari Modulo comes straight out of 1970, first debuting at the Geneva International Motor Show. The concept was built on the racing chassis of a Ferrari 512 S.
The ‘cavallino’ company built 25 examples of the 512 S racing car for homologative purposes but unable to find a complete bunch of buyers one of them was given to Pininfarina to create a show car, the Modulo.
For Ferrari was merely a futuristic design study and never moved ahead with a production version but this astounding model will remain forever part of the Automotive History.