The Ferrari 512S Modulo Concept was a futuristic piece of kit back in 1970, when it originally broke cover at the Geneva Motor Show.
Not only did it have a highly unusual styling, but with its canopy style sliding roof, which moved forwards and backwards along with the windscreen, it looked like it could star in the American animated sitcom ‘The Jetsons’.
It still looks out of this world these days, when it’s in the possession of James Glickenhaus, who purchased it in 2012 and had it restored. With the work completed, Glickenhaus took it out on a short adventure and shared the video with their Facebook fans.
For a car that’s almost 50 years old, the 512S Modulo Concept is very potent. In fact, it’s been reported that it can do the 0 to 60 mph (0-96 km/h) run in just 3.1 seconds and max out at 220 mph (354 km/h). Compared to a modern Ferrari, like the 488 GTB, we’ll notice that the study is only a couple of tenths of a second slower to 60 mph (96 km/h), and has a 15 mph (24 km/h) higher top speed.
The impressive performance is possible thanks to the chassis of the 512S racer, advanced aerodynamics (for that time) and a 5.0-liter V12 engine making 550 horses.
Still, to watch it being driven casually on a public road next to modern vehicles is pretty impressive, especially considered that it’s probably older than most of their drivers.