Ferrari Testarossa (1984 – 1992) Review
Ferrari Testarossa (1984 – 1992) At A Glance
The Ferrari Testarossa is one of those cars that's impossible to talk about without mentioning the expression 'eighties' excess'. And that's down to its imposing, slat-filled styling, which at the time of its launch in 1984 eschewed the almost feminne prettiness of the car it replaced, the Berlinetta Boxer.
The Testarossa’s imposing size and in-your-face attitude tended to hide the fact that it was a remarkably user-friendly supercar, especially when compared against its principal rival, the Lamborghini Countach QV. The Testarossa's top-flight performance was delivered in a smooth manner by its sweet and free-revving flat-12. And the handling was much improved over the BB's.
Evolved into the 512TR and F512M, which were built between 1992-'96. The Testarossa remains comparatively cheap to buy because of its '80s styling, and sheer weight of numbers - almost 10,000 Testarossas, 512TRs, and F512Ms were built, making it one of the most popular Ferrari models.