1987 Ferrari Testarossa Koenig Competition Evolution II

Courtesy of Artcurial
Courtesy of Artcurial

For some people, the best is not enough. In 1984, the Koenig Workshop, a German preparer based in Munich, developed an extreme high-performance car that was given the name Ferrari Testarossa Koenig Competition Evolution. As the name reveals, the model used as a starting point was extraordinary in its own right, as the Testarossa was a car that ordinary mortals could only dream of.

However, Koenig went even further, making this supercar a hypercar before its time. Clients could get 1,000 or more horsepower if requested. Meticulously re-worked running gear set on a widened track, stabilizers, anti-roll bars and wide rims were a standard upgrade. The cars were equipped with a special stainless-steel sports exhaust system and comprehensively modified body panels. The interior was also revised, with omnipresent leather upholstery available in a wide choice of colors. From the start, the car left no doubt about its road-going capabilities. Where the “ordinary” Testarossa had set a new benchmark for its performance, the Koenig version surpassed this with ease.

This car has a complete conversion of the body and the majority of the other modifications. The original Rosso Corsa color was retained, and it has matching leather interior. Although the V12 engine is naturally aspirated, its power has reportedly been increased to 800 horsepower, allowing the car to travel from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.5 seconds. Nevertheless, the current owner says the car is easy to drive.

With 45,603 km (28,336 miles) on the clock today, the car has recently benefited from a full service at Forza Service in Holland, and it is presented in immaculate condition.

Steve Ahlgrim

Steve Ahlgrim - SCM Contributing Editor

Steve taught high school auto shop before moving to Atlanta, GA, where his love of sports cars led him to FAF Motorcars, the former Ferrari dealer where he served as General Manager and Vice President. He has been a self-proclaimed “one-trick pony,” coveting the Ferrari marque. He has been involved in concours judging for over 25 years and is a member of the IAC/PFA, an international committee overseeing high-level Ferrari concours judging. He is chief judge of the Celebration Exotic Car Show in Celebration, FL.

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