"Give to a child a sheet of paper, some colors and ask him to design a car, and certainly he will make it red." Enzo Ferrari
Any car-loving child, before or later, owned a scale model of this 80's icon : Ferrari Testarossa was for many of us the car of our night and daily dreams .
"Three" it is considered as the perfect number, but in our idea of numerology the perfect number is "Twelve", as twelve cylinders, like the ones inside Testarossa : an engine that sounded better than Sinfonia number 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven, driven by its 390 hp at 6,800 rpm .
It was the heir to the 512BB and it was produced in less than 8,000 units, but Gianni Agnelli made a spider version, unique and exclusive only for him self.
Ferrari Tetarossa Spider
And how not to mention "Sonny" Crockett's Ferrari Testarossa in "Miami Vice's movie"? One of the two used in the movie, is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in the small car museum set up inside The Swap Shop's by its own owner, who bought it from McBurnie Coachcraft at $ 750,000.
Ferrari Testarossa Miami Vice
Writing these few lines bring back a lot of childhood memories, when I was given the model and later on the electric radio controlled version as well . Anyone like me, who grew up with the myth of this type of car, knows that the only conceivable electric cars are just toys for kids.
Thank you Ferrari to have made my childhood happy and let me dream with this masterpiece.