The Testarossa was designed by Ferrari specifically for the U.S. market, applying lessons learned in Ferrari's racing while marking a dramatic entry into the high performance, luxury gran turismo market. Pininfarina's design brought Ferrari into the future, simple and forward thinking, yet elegant and menacing at the same time. Fueled by incredible performance, the Testarossa was a massive hit and was considered an instant collectible. It is, without a doubt, one of the most dramatic and striking Ferraris of all time.
Power came from a new four valve version of Ferrari’s horizontally opposed twelve cylinder engine rated at 390hp. Quick and capable at high speeds, the Testarossa was also well appointed with leather surfacing on the rear shelf, headliner, and visors. The ample trunk for mid-engine cars, comfortable seating position, and ease of controls, make it an ideal car for comfortable long distance high-speed drives.
This is the special MODEL with rims with clutch and central locking, it's a UNIQUE PROPERTY and perfectly revised directly in ITALY by FERRARI.
Needless to say, I was worried when I pulled into my driveway and the state trooper pulled in next to me, lights on but no siren. I thought I’d been careful driving home from the office in the Ferrari Testarossa, but chances are I had, indeed, exceeded the posted speed limit at one point or […]
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