Ferrari Testarossa (Monodado)

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Ferrari Testarossa (Monodado) 2-seater sports car 4.9-litre, 12-cylinders, 48 valves

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Vehicle data

  • Km30.978 Km
  • ColourRosso Corsa 300 (red)
  • Colour interiorNero 8500 (black)
  • TypeCoupé
  • Model details2-seater sports car

Specifications

  • Engine4.9-litre, 12-cylinders, 48 valves
  • Power390 hp at 6,300 rpm
  • Torque490 Nm at 4,500 rpm
  • Acceleration 0-60 mph5.3 sec.
  • Gearbox5-speed, manual
  • Top speed290 km/h

Production Data

  • Production period1984-1991
  • Total produced7,177

History

The vehicle has a mid-engine layout, which means that it is situated behind the cabin but in front of the rear axle, improving cornering ability and resulting in better weight distribution of 40% in front and 60% at the rear. The fact that the engine is a boxer engine also aids handling, with its low centre of gravity. The engine is lubricated via a dry sump system to achieve the best possible lubrication in all driving conditions.

The Testarossa name pays homage to the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa that raced in the World Sportscar Championships in the 1950s, among others at Le Mans. The name means ‘red head’ in Italian and refers to the red-painted covers over the camshafts used on both of the engines.

Famous Testarossa owners include Elton John, Alain Delon, Andre Romelle Young (Dr. Dre), Gerhard Berger and, not least, Don Johnson who made the Testarossa even more famous when he was given a white Testarossa for seasons 3, 4 and 5 of the TV series Miami Vice. Don Johnsen himself owned several Testarossas, one of which was the first silver metallic model ever produced.

Its special wheel fitting set the Monodado apart from the other Testarossas – the wheel rims were secured with a large central wheel nut a so called ‘knock-off nut’. Monodado is the Italian word for ‘one nut’.

 

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