The Ferrari Testarossa made its debut at the Paris Auto Show in 1984 with some major improvements over its predecessor, the Berlinetta Boxer. It came with a bigger engine, a wider body, a wider wheelbase and a more spacious interior. However, it retained the mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout and the exotic and elegant body design by Pininfarina. The placement of the engine between the axles behind the cabin helped keep the center of gravity in the middle of the car, increasing stability and improving cornering ability. The 1985 Ferrari Testarossa came with single bolt knockoff wheels that used the Michelin TRX system. The car was powered by a 4.9-L DOHC V12 engine that delivered a power of up to 390 hp at 6,300 rpm and enabled a top speed of 180 mph as well as an initial acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds. Although it wasnt as fast as the Berlinetta Boxer, the Testarossa offered a more comfortable driving experience, and was popular in the luxury sports car market at the time.
A 1985 Ferrari Testarossa is the iconic classic Ferrari of the 1980s. The wonderful driving experience it offered combined with its gorgeous, comfortable and luxurious interior made it a very successful model, which is why the manufacturer continued its production for 12 years. Make sure that you consult a qualified Ferrari expert before buying your classic car. A third-party specialist will potentially reveal extra information on the classic and help you determine the cost of future repairs if needed. As service is quite expensive on classic Ferraris, it is important to be aware of each and every detail of the cars condition. The Beverly Hills Car Club can advise you on a certified technician to carry out a pre-purchase inspection in your area, and can take the best care of your classic should you end up purchasing the model. One of the things you should watch for is a Testarossa with additional options, as many of these can add additional value to the classic.
The Beverly Hills Car Club has an impressive collection of classic cars in inventory. Visit their online inventory and stop by their Los Angeles showroom to speak with the team. If the model youre looking for isnt advertised, call the team anyways, as they will most likely be able to help you research the market. From Ferrari Testarossa models in need of restoration to pristine Porsches and very rare Mercedes, they can help you with all your classic car needs. Connect today to get started!
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