Classic Cars

Ferrari Testarossa (1984-1991)

In the Paris Motor Show in October 1984, Ferrari introduced the Ferrari Testarossa. The Pininfarina designed replacement for the Boxer series was visually radically different from its predecessor, although it still featured a mid mounted flat twelve engine. The sharp nosed wedge profile was replaced by a much softer rounded front end. The front wings flowed into one of the models most distinctive styling features, the deeply straked door panels that grew in width towards their trailing edge, before blending into very wide rear wings. At the rear, there weren’t anymore the paired circular tail light arrangement, which had been a styling feature for over a decade. But instead there were full width horizontally slatted satin black louvre hiding rectangular combination light units.

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