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A bit of a sacrilegious statement, sure, but this Ferrari could be even better than the original

A bit of a sacrilegious statement, sure, but this Ferrari could be even better than the original

Officine Fioravanti has modernised a Ferrari Testarossa with more of, well, everything

TopGear Reporter
October 14, 2021
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We love classic everything and when a restoring company like Officine Fioravanti decides to put its expertise to modernise what used to be called the Ferrari Testarossa, we just can’t fake the enthusiasm.. 

The Swiss company has showcased its undisguised 1980s supercar that carries the Ferrari Testarossa restomod nameplate. To begin with, the original 4.9-litre flat-12 engine continues to power the restored model but with more power rated at 380 kW and 599 Nm of torque. A significant bump over the standard car’s 287 kW and 490 Nm. 

The top speed has also been increased from the standard car’s 290 km/h to 324 km/h. 

While the Ferrari Testarossa restomod looks similar to the original model from the outside, it wears 17” wheels in the front axle and 18” at the back replacing the 16” wheels spawned by the original model. With great power comes great responsibility hence Officine has added ABS, traction control, electronically adjustable Öhlins shocks plus racing-spec Brembo brakes. 

The interior has been restored and replaces plastic pieces with aluminium bits while also adding an Apple CarPlay stereo. The original car phone can still be found on the inside but has been modified to be Bluetooth capable. 

Weight-saving measures have been introduced to the Ferrari Testarossa and now tips the scales at 130 kg, making it lighter than the original car. 

Images: Facebook, Officine Fioravanti



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