The Testarossa was first seen at the Paris Motor Show in 1984. Its name derived from the 1957 Ferrari 250 GT which featured a 60 degree V-12 engine and went on to win many endurance races with legendary drivers such as Hill, Collins, and Gendebien. This high output engine featured red cam covers (instead of the usual black) and came to be known as the “Testarossa” which literally translates as “redhead”. In 1984, the name Testarossa was given to a car that went on to achieve many awards including “Design of the Year” and the “Car Design Award”.
This acclaim recognized not only the aesthetics of the car but its technical accomplishments as well. It’s difficult to surpass excellence, particularly when compared with such an illustrious predecessor as the original Testarossa – a car which had already attained a very high level of performance, maximum speed, acceleration, and road handling.
So how was it going to be possible to proceed one step further? In 1991, the answer came in the form of Ferrari 512 TR. The new TR represented a significant step up in Ferrari performance. With 41 more horsepower than its predecessor, the new 428 bhp engine shaved a whole second off the already impressive 5.7 second 0-60 mph acceleration. The chassis was extensively reconstructed, as was the 5 speed manual transmission and brakes. The bodywork received a minor facelift and this gave the TR a more aggressive stance, whilst still retaining that timeless Testarossa style.
Rolling off the production line in 1994, this left hand drive 512TR is finished in the iconic Ferrari colours of Rosso Red over Crema. Mechanically both engine and transmission are in excellent order , with various bills and receipts supplied confirming the mileage of just 24,000. The Offered with its original books, and a complete tool Kit this example has to be one of the best available on the market.
Im Jahre 1994 vom Fließband gerollt, zeigt sich dieser Linkslenker 512TR in den ikonischen Ferrari Farben “Rosso Rot” und “Crema”. Mechanisch sind sowohl Motor als auch Getriebe im ausgezeichneten Zustand.
Das nur 24.000 Meilen gefahrene Auto wird mit verschiedenen Rechnungen, original Autobüchern, und komplettem Werkzeugsatz übergeben, und ist eines der besten seiner Art welche auf dem heutigen Markt zu finden sind.