Ferrari Testarossa

Ferrari Testarossa
A scene from the TV series Miami Vice depicting the Ferrari Testarossa
ManufacturerFerrari (IT)
Model NameFerrari Testarossa (revisions: 512 TR, F 512 M)
Production Period1984 - 1996
Specifications4.9 L F12 291 kW, 5 speed transmission,
Accleration 0–100 kilometres per hour (62 mph): 5.3 seconds
Units producedapprox. 10.000
Seen inMiami Vice, Rocky V, Ghost, Quantum Leap, Outrun, Cruisn' USA

The Ferrari Testarossa is a sports car manufactured by Ferrari. It was produced from 1984 until 1996 and is one of the most produced Ferrari models. The first model of the Testarossa had a 4.9l 12 cylinder engine with 396 hp. It accelerates from 0-100km per hour in 5.3 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 290kmh (180mph). The car cost $181,000 in 1989 including a $2700 gas tax.

The Testarossa received two newer models during its lifespan: the 512TR and the F512 M.

Ferrari Testarossa
The Testarossa is still worth a fair-sized amount of money these days.

The Ferrari Testarossa: First choice of the celebrities

The Testarossa became the car of famous 80s celebrities such as Michael Jordan, Elton John and supposedly also Tom Selleck. A white Ferrari Testarossa was featured in American TV-series Miami Vice. It was provided to the show by Ferrari itself to replace the Ferrari Daytona which was only a replica stunt car and not an original Ferrari.

The Testarossa also appeared in the popular 80s Sega arcade game “Outrun” and in the Nintendo 64 videogame “Cruis’n USA”. The Testarossa is still present on today’s streets and is still sold used at prices of up to $200,000.

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