The Ferrari 512S Modulo is a spaceship-like slice of automotive legend

The world has no shortage of rare and award-winning Ferraris, but none look so dramatic as the spaceship-on-wheels Ferrari 512S Modulo. Created back in 1970 by famed design studio Pininfarina, the memorable one-off wouldn’t look out of place on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Actually getting it into the running state it finds itself today, though, might have been tougher even than making Kubrick’s classic.

The Modulo is based on a Ferrari 512S, itself a relative rarity with only 25 produced. Pininfarina designer Paolo Martin came up with a strikingly different, futuristic body that would eventually be revealed at the 1970 Geneva Motor Show.

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