Ferrari TestarossaFerrari Testarossa made its debut in 1984. The automobile replaced 365 model. The name emerged from the nineteen 50ies as that was the name of a famous race car Ferrari 250 TRS that belonged to "Grand Tourismo" class. Testarossa was really popular. There were over 7000 cars produced since 1984 till 1992.
Ferrari Testarossa is one of the best known Ferrari models. Unrivalled design is one of the reasons for its popularity.
The automobile is expressively aggressive. Testarossa is more of an uncompromising automobile if compared with today's models: everything is done to please one idol, which is speed.
Famous guarded sides is the key element of Testarossa style. Massive aperture panel hides radiators while longitudinal strips are a sort of protective and hardening grid for its air scoops. Those air scoops are the reason why the automobile is 127mm wider however they help directing air stream effectively.
Some people say that this eccentric automobile is indomitable extravagancy of the 80ies incarnate.
Legendary Ferrari Testarossa is a two-seater. The interior trim is quite in line with the automobile's class: interior trimmed with high-quality thin leather, anatomic seats, and sustained Ferrari style. Comfortable driver's position and convenient piloting have always been the interior designers' goals and they did their job flawlessly. Stylish instrumentation panel, legendary steering wheel with a stallion in the center, and gearbox lever that moves along guide ways charm you away. Harmonious combination of chrome parts so typical of Ferrari and expensive materials together with luxurious color range create a truly gorgeous interior. There is no wonder that it was Pininfarina studio, which is a trendsetter in the sport cars' world and a studio that has always worked at the most exclusive Ferrari models, that was asked to "take care" of Testarīssa design. Quite a spacious trunk is a nice surprise as capacious trunks aren't typical of "Grand Turismo" cars.
Ferrari Testarossa is the automobile that never failed its fans. The ride in its saloon is a truly royal drive.
Testarossa is provided with a 400-horsepower 48-valve V10 engine that features dry crankcase, which is typical of super-cars. The gearbox is a 5-speed manual one. The construction is based on a massive welded subframe, which allowed preserving nice body rigidity.
The suspension is a double fishbone one and each wheel features two shock dampers.
The wide use of aramid fiber is one of the model's distinctive features. That was the time when aramid fiber was just introduced and it actually cost a fortune. The automobile's weight was reduced thanks to composite materials.