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512M Premium vs TR and 512TR

512Ms are priced at close to twice what an equalivant 512TR and nearly 3 times what a Testarossa would run. Why (other than the low production numbers) is the "M" really worth the premium?

Production numbers can't be the only driver as their are only 500 365 GTC/4s and more than twice as many 365 GTB/4 Daytonas.
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Well...they are the last of the breed. They have the highest performance and technology of the whole Testarossa series. They also have a lot of....how shall I say....."unique" changes to the bodywork. As for the looks, you either love them or hate them. As for their value...the market is determining that. They are worth what someone is willing to pay, and that seems to be quite a lot.


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512Ms are priced at close to twice what an equalivant 512TR and nearly 3 times what a Testarossa would run. Why (other than the low production numbers) is the "M" really worth the premium?

Production numbers can't be the only driver as their are only 500 365 GTC/4s and more than twice as many 365 GTB/4 Daytonas.
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I would much rather have a late 512TR than an F512M, especially if it was one with the updated rear end. The big performance gain was from the TR to the 512TR. The next jump was not that big.

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I would much rather have a late 512TR than an F512M, especially if it was one with the updated rear end. The big performance gain was from the TR to the 512TR. The next jump was not that big.
Taz, I am with you on this one. Would rather have the 512TR over the "M". IMHO, the styling on the M is just a mess.
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I would much rather have a late 512TR than an F512M, especially if it was one with the updated rear end. The big performance gain was from the TR to the 512TR. The next jump was not that big.

Me too taz and boxer which i did i purchased the last of the 512tr made
best thing ive done.
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I would much rather have a late 512TR than an F512M, especially if it was one with the updated rear end. The big performance gain was from the TR to the 512TR. The next jump was not that big.


The next jump was only on paper. Despite the lies told by the advertising people the only difference in the motors was titanium rods. That added no real horsepower and in fact the hp tolerence of new motors coming out of the engine shop was far greater than the difference between the 2 motors.

I thought the M wheels were ugly but I did like the rest of the car.
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