Not much action going on here, guys, but still one of those special occasions that rarely happen. Yes, because seeing this Sci-Fi UFO moving is always something amazing and that would never have happened if the American collector James Glickenhaus hadn’t bought it in 2014. The Modulo was unveiled in 1970 as a pure concept car/mockup without any mechanical component. It was designed by the Italian designer Paolo Martin of Pininfarina starting from a Ferrari 512S chassis that was given by Ferrari itself after the engine and transmission were removed for this purpose.
Inspired by the space exploration and futuristic themes very popular at the time, Martin designed a vehicle with an unusual shape, equipped with graphically specular solutions considered even too futuristic for the time, for example the absence of any typical door, replaced by that one-piece windshield and roof which was manually moved forward to allow entry.
This solution allowed to have a very low car (only 93 cm from the ground) with a unique design typical of the Wedge Era. Even interiors were cutting edge: just look at that particular sphere in which all the controls are arranged with buttons facing the driver. At its unveil the car was painted in a metallic black but later re-painted in white. The Modulo managed to win 22 awards for its design.
With the help of the Italian company Manifattura Automobili Torino the 512 S Modulo was able to grind the first kilometers. For the engine, they managed to find an original Ferrari Type 261C 5-litre 60° V12 originally mounted on the 512 S Group 5 race car and which was able to produce around 550hp at 8,000 rpm.via/read more: 19Bozzy92