Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Saturday 24th October 2009
Admission by catalogue only - admits two
Registration Number: EU registered Chassis Number: 2FFLAQ08000090211
The Testarossa debuted at the Paris Motor Show in 1984. Its name derived from the 1957 Ferrari 250 GT featuring a 60 degree V-12 engine that won many endurance races with legendary drivers such as Hill, Collins, and Gendebien. This high output engine featured red valve head covers (instead of the usual black); thus, it came to be known as the "Testarossa" which means "redhead".
In 1984, the name Testarossa was given to the car that was to achieve many awards including "Design of the Year" and the "Car Design Award". Acclaim recognized not only the aesthetics of the car but its technical accomplishments as well.
It‘s difficult to surpass excellence, particularly when competing with such an illustrious predecessor as the Testarossa - a car which had already attained a very high level