• You Have to Check Out This Ferrari Testarossa Restomod

The goal: Shed weight and hit 200 mph!

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Ferrari built around 10,000 examples of the Testarossa from 1984 to 1996 and that makes it one of the most popular mass-produced products from the Italian brand. The moniker paid homage to the 1957 World Sportscar Championship winner, the 250 Testa Rossa sports racing car. Also, ‘Testarossa’ in Italian translates to ‘red head’ and the car came with red-painted cam covers. The car might be many decades old, but there’s no denying it still looks charming.

So, to balance this out and create a perfect mix of new tech and timeless looks, a Swiss aftermarket company, Officine Fioravanti, is undertaking a restomod operation that gives the car a heavy performance boost.

What’s Going To Be Different In This Reinvigorated Testarossa?

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Officine Fioravanti hasn’t revealed the specs, but Autocar has revealed the target is to clock 200 mph, which is 20 clicks more than what the original, untouched Testarossa could touch. It also needs to be a lot more powerful to attain the speeds safely and successfully. The last of the Testarossas, the 512 TR, made 422 horses from its 4.9-liter, flat-12 Tipo engine.

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The changes on the Officine Fioravanti-revived form would be the addition of a new titanium exhaust system, Brembo racing-spec brakes, and Öhlins electronic dampers.

To make the car safer and stable, stuff like an anti-lock braking system, traction control systems, and adjustable anti-roll bars will be installed. The company also revealed the car will come with Brembo GT3 Class racing tires wrapped around its wheels. The Swiss company has also shaved around 265 pounds to make it more agile.

The exterior will largely remain the same, as it should be. But the cabin will be spruced up. Leather upholstery will be present, while all the plastic surfaces from the original car will be replaced with aluminum components. A new audio system will also be equipped.

How Much Will It Cost And When Will It Arrive?

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There’s no word on how much this Testarossa build from Officine Fioravanti will cost and there’s no timeline on when it will arrive either. The car has entered the testing phase, so we will have to wait till, perhaps, 2023 for the deliveries to begin. A full reveal of the car, however, will happen in the coming months.

What is your take on this restomod operation by the Swiss company? Share them with us in the comments section below.

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