Ferrari’s flagship model, the Testarossa supercar, revived a famous name from the Italian company’s past when it arrived in 1984. A next generation Berlinetta Boxer, the Testarossa retained its predecessors amidships-mounted, 5.0-litre, flat-12 engine, which now boasted a maximum power output raised to 380bhp at 6,300rpm courtesy of four-valve cylinder heads. Despite the power increase, smoothness and driveability were enhanced, the car possessing excellent top gear flexibility allied to a maximum speed of 180mph.
Rivalling Lamborghini’s Countach for presence, the Pininfarina-designed Testarossa succeeded brilliantly, the gill slats feeding air to its side-mounted radiators being one of the modern era’s most instantly recognisable – and widely copied – styling devices. A larger car than the 512BB – the increase in width being necessary to accommodate wider tyres – the Testarossa managed the trick of combining high downforce with a low coefficient of drag, its graceful body being notable for the absence of extraneous spoilers and other such devices.
Despite the increase in size over the 512BB, the Testarossa was lighter than its predecessor, the body – its steel doors and roof excepted – being, somewhat unusually for a production Ferrari, of aluminium. Luxury touches in the well-equipped cabin included air conditioning, electrically adjustable seats, tilting steering wheel and plentiful leather. Unlike some of its rivals, the Testarossa possessed light controls and was relatively easy to drive, factors which, allied to its outstanding performance and stunning looks, contributed to an instant and sustained high level of demand.
Leaving the factory in 1989, this stunning European specification two-owner Testarossa has covered a mere 31,000 kilometres from new, supported by full service history. Finished in the stunning combination of Rosso Corsa with a contrasting Nero black leather interior, this fabulous car is in excellent condition in all respects.
Just serviced with new fluids, filters and cam belts, and supplied with books and tools, this is of one of the most iconic of all 1980s supercars, turning as many heads today as it did when it was new.
Dieser atemberaubende Testarossa verließ die Fabrik 1989, und ist seitdem nur rund 31.000 km gefahren. Gefertigt in der wunderschönen Kombination von Rosso Corsa und Nero-Schwarzem Interieur, ist dieses fabelhafte Auto in ausgezeichnetem Gesamtzustand.
Erst kürzlich aufgewartet (u.a. Filter und Nockenriemen), wird es samt Büchern und Werkzeugen übergeben, und ist eines der ikonischen Superautos der 80er, und sorgt noch heute wie damals für viele Blicke.
|Auction||Techno Classica April 2016|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||EU Registered|
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