For any Ferrari enthusiast out there, the most amazing car ever launched by the company is no doubt the Testarossa - a car that stole the heart of many of us especially when it appeared in the "Miami Vice" movie.
Petrolicious has prepared an awesome tribute video to the Testarossa that proves the supercar deserves even more respect than you probably have imagined. Yes, we do know many of you consider the Lamborghini Countach to be a better “supercar,” but we are pretty sure you are going to change your mind after watching this video – or maybe at least accept the Testarossa a worthy adversary.
The car featured in this video belongs to vintage car collector, Joe Ventura, a man lucky enough to live daily with this beautiful redhead next to him.
This also makes us wonder is Ferrari would ever consider bringing the Testarossa back. What a joyous day that would be.
The RM Auctions’ 25th anniversary Sports & Classics of Monterey auction in August will feature some of the most exclusive cars in the world. One of them will be a Scaglietti-designed ‘Pontoon Fender’ 250 Testa Rossa. With only 21 units produced, the 250 Testa Rossa was produced from 1957 to 1958.
This car in particular was delivered new to Brazilian Jean-Louis Lacerda Soares and was raced for several seasons in South America under the Esquardari Largatixa banner where it recorded a number of successful finishes. For the past 14 years it has been campaigned extensively in its yellow and green Brazilian racing colors, recording numerous wins and podium finishes at the world’s most prestigious historic racing events.
Although no one knows exactly much money it will be auctioned for, we have to remind you that in 2009 a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa was sold for a record $12 million. That sounds promising.
Thankfully, we’re not the ones on the receiving end of this fine. It’s being reported that a Swiss motorist – and a rich one at that – has been fined a staggering $290,000 for a series of traffic violations stemming from driving his Ferrari Testarossa at over 137 km/h through the roads of a small Swiss village.
According to the court that made the ruling to slap the fine on the man, "the accused ignored elementary traffic rules with a powerful vehicle out of a pure desire for speed."
Fortunately, according to reports, the man has more than enough money to pay for the fine, but still, at $290,000, that’s still a pretty hefty sum to pay for a few parking tickets.
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa became the most expensive car ever sold at auction this past weekend, fetching even more than the record setting 1961 California Spyder that sold at Ferrari’s Legenda E Passione for almost $11 Million about this time last year. The 250 “red head” was produced from 1957 to 1958 and the Italian automaker produced the vehicle in limited numbers, 22 to be exact. When this black and red Ferrari crossed the R&M auction block wearing the numbers 124, the final bid stood at 9,020,000 Euro (about $12 Million).
According to the Managing Director of R&M Auctions Europe, Max Girardo, “the legendary 250 Testa Rossa was one of the most exciting motor cars ever to be presented in auction history." This particular prancing horse has the longest documented racing history of any Italian stallion and was driven by classic racing drivers like the American Formula One Champion Phil Hill, Englishman Peter Collins and even the 1961 German Sportsman of the Year, Wolfgang von Trips.
German tuners Koeing took a Ferrari Testarossa, replaced almost all the body panels, breathed on the 5L engine and added a couple of IMSI turbos for good measure. The result? 230mph, 0-125mph in 10sec and a simply unbelievable 1000bhp!
In 1982 Pininfarina was commissioned to style a 12-cylinder Ferrari with radiators in the flanks like a racing car, GT-level luggage and storage space, extreme comfort, and performance to top the road-car line of the world’s premier sports car manufacturer. The Testarossa was to be shaped partly by the wind tunnel to ensure clean airflow, low noise and high speed stability. Rear location of the radiators made the car’s aerodynamics even more important as passive direction of air to and from (...) > Full story