1990 Ferrari Testarossa

Photographed in November 2018 at Richmonds, South Australia

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In the 80's and into the 90's the Testarossa was Ferrari's flagship, the pinnacle of excellence, with technology drawn directly from the F1 cars of the day.

Designed by Pininfarina, the Testarossa was produced from 1984 until 1991, with almost 10,000 being built, including the 512 TR and F512M variants, making them one of the most mass-produced Ferraris ever.

Featuring a mid-engined flat-12 cylinder of 4.9 litres capacity. the balance was less tha ideal - 40% front and 60% rear, making them very tail-happy and prone to snap oversteer.

As demonstrated here, the Testarossa was not a small car, having a width of almost 2 meters!

Twin radiators at the rear and some strange regulations in several countries spawned the unusual side vents (called cheese graters of egg slicers) that the Testarossa shared only with the 348 series V8 cars.

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Comments (4)

  • Beautiful car! When i was a kid my stepfather got me my first remote control car. Looked just like this one down to the paint.

      2 years ago
    • nice 😀 I have a599 somewhere..I should get it out and chase the dogs around some 😁

        2 years ago
  • Stunning car, especially in a colour other than red.

      2 years ago