– 1993 Ferrari 512 TR Testarossa
– V12 engine with a power output of 315 kW (428 hp) from 5.0 litres of displacement
– manual 5-speed gearbox with slotted gate shifting mechanism
– unwarranted mileage of 102,000 km
– black exterior paint and black leather interior
– power windows, air conditioning (currently not working)
– Classic Data appraisal over 150,000 € from the year 2017 (condition 2)
– runs on 18″ Ferrari alloys
– German registration documents
Beyond any doubt, the Ferrari Testarossa is one of the ultimate dream cars of the 1980s and 1990s. Is it due to its striking design – by Pininfarina, who else – with the exotic side gill slats? Is it because of the splendid, mid-mounted flat-12 engine? Or simply because for the vast majority of dreamers, it has always been, and continues to be, as unattainable as a flight to Mars?
Whatever the reason, this car has always been destined for a classic, right from its 1984 debut at the Paris Motor Show.
The “red head” – referring to the red-painted cylinder heads – addressed and solved the problems of its predecessor, the 512 BBi: The prominent “cheese grater” side strakes fed the dual radiators, thus preventing the cabin from overheating. It was also roomier, and significantly more powerful. The standard 0-100 km/h dash was achieved in 5.3 seconds.
After 7 years in production, the Testarossa was re-launched – almost an entirely new car – as 512 TR in 1991. The engine output had now reached 315 kW (428 hp). Another facelift in 1994 brought the F512 M, which remained in production until 1996. A total of nearly 10,000 Testarossa, 512 TR and F512 Ms were produced, making it one of the most successful Ferrari models ever.