1990 Ferrari Testarossa*Only 15.000km*
Year of manufacture1990
Mileage15 000 km / 9 321 mi
Electric windowsYesClimate controlYes
Exterior brand colour"Rosso Corsa"
Interior brand colour"Nero"
Number of doors2
Number of seats2
Performance390 PS / 287 kW / 385 BHP
FERRARI TESTAROSSA 1990
One of the most popular Ferrari models ever, the Testarossa was the definition of a 'supercar' in its era.
About once every decade, a car is unveiled that shakes the foundations of automobile design to its core. These vehicles push automotive design to new heights and start trends that will endure for years to come. Not only are these cars applauded by the automotive industry but they also make an equally significant impact on fashion and pop culture.
For the 1960s, there was the Jaguar E-Type. The 1970s brought about the Lamborghini Countach. In the 1980s, there was the Ferrari Testarossa. Each was a marked disruption of the predominant styles of their time and helped lead the automotive world in a new direction.
Ferrari understood the stylistic impact that the Testarossa would have when they chose not to unveil the car for the first time to the public at the 1984 Paris Motor Show but instead to a select group of media and clients at the Lido nightclub on the Champs-Élysées, the night before the opening of the show. This was a venue known for its flash and otherworldly style; the Testarossa was much the same. Presenting the new Ferrari at a prestigious off-site location would only serve to elevate its importance.
Pininfarina’s design brought Ferrari into the future. The Testarossa was defined by sharp angles, most notably the long side-strakes that ran along the doors into the rear three-quarter panels and swept the observer’s eyes swiftly across the car. Devoid of chrome, all the Testarossa’s ornamentation was black, giving it a sinister appearance, helped in part by its particularly wide stance on the road. The design was 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.
Not only was the Testarossa made famous by its stunning looks but it also became a Hollywood celebrity in its own right. The Ferrari was a silver screen starlet alongside Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas in the hit television series Miami Vice, catapulting it into the limelight. Over the last 30 years, the Testarossa has appeared in a seemingly limitless number of movies, TV shows, songs, and music videos. From Rocky V to blockbuster films as recent as Wolf of Wall Street and Straight Outta Compton, the Testarossa has always been a status symbol for success and excess. It was the poster child for its generation and remains so to this day.
Produced until 1991, the two-door berlinetta paid tribute to the infamous Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, a race car that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1958, 1960, and 1961. Testa Rossa, which literally means "red head" in Italian, refers to the red-painted cam covers of the 12-cylinder engine.
ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE :
- Delivered New in Italy
- Only 15.000km from NEW
- Finished in Rosso Corsa with “Pelle Nera” Black Connolly leather interior
- Completly Original State
- Desirable Super Car - Berlineta with one of the most Agressive and elegant design
- Perfect condition and ready to enjoy
- Frist Four Valves per Cylinder
The longitudinally-mounted ( flat - 12) 4.9-liter engine shared the same displacement, bore, and stroke as the unit from the predecessor, but it had more than a few revisions, the most notable being four valves per cylinder and four camshafts running off the crankshaft, an improvement over the previous construction where they were driven via idler gears.
Initially, the F113A vehicle had 390 cv . These numbers were good for a 5.7 second 0-100 run with a top speed of 290 km/h. The flat-12 was coupled with five-speed manual transmission.
CHASSIS -BODY - SUSPENSION :
The design team was led by Leonardo Fioravanti, who helped create many of the Prancing Horse’s previous models.
Being an expert in aerodynamics, Fioravanti employed many innovative features in the overall design, which resulted in a drag coefficient of 0.36. That was significantly better than its main rival, the Lamborghini Countach.
The Testarossa series was made from a variety of materials to appropriately maximize its functional form. Apart from the galvanized steel roof and doors, and various glass fiber pieces, the body panels were crafted entirely from strong but light aluminum.
The Testarossa chassis consisted of square section steel tubes arranged in a strong matrix, like a racing car. This was Ferrari's normal practice in chassis construction until the late 1990's. The Testarossa had a full tube-steel chassis with a removable rear sub-frame containing the low-mounted drivetrain and rear suspension. This gave the heavy rear of the car a double layer of support and simplified mechanical service. Vertical bulkheads at either end of the passenger cabin were of strengthened galvanized steel. The floorpan and front luggage bin were semi-monocoques bolted to the tubular chassis. The result was a passenger cabin with unsurpassed safety and an extremely rigid platform for a car with superlative performance.
One of the improvements was the iconic wide rear end measuring almost two meters (6.5 feet). This design helped increase downforce dramatically and set it apart from other sports cars of the era.
The front suspension consisted of a coil spring over a Koni shock absorber located by unequal, length dual wishbones at each front wheel. At the rear, dual unequal length steel wishbones located a pair of coil springs over Koni shocks, one fore and one aft of each driveshaft. Front and rear anti-rollbars maintained stability in high speed cornering. The Testarossa's brakes were vented discs a little over a foot in diameter.
The Testarossa's cabin was bounded on either side by wide sills to accommodate the doors. To the rear, the firewall with integrated luggage shelf separated the cabin and engine bay. The Connolly hide covered, electrically adjustable seats were snug and well bolstered. Ancillary controls and switchgear efficiently nestled easy to hand, and the shallow dashboard containing guages fell into a center console containing all the requisite items for touring enjoyment. Commanding the console was the traditional slender gear lever in its polished gate.
The low rectangular instrument binnacle was dominated by a large speedometer and tachometer and smaller auxilliary gauges in a split black facia. Various indicator lights were offset around these orange and white on black readouts. Beneath the instruments the adjustable steering column extended a thin rimmed, leather covered, three spoke Momo steering wheel towards the driver.
Along with the luggage shelf behind the seats, the Testarossa offered carpeted cargo space beneath the front hood. This compartment was a deep cruciform, providing room for shopping or luggage.
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