Ferrari’s flagship model until recently, the Testarossa revived a famous name when it arrived in 1984. Testa Rossa (two words denoting the red valve covers) had been applied to what many regard as Ferrari’s greatest sports racer. The new “Testarossa” retained its Boxer predecessor’s mid-mounted 5-liter flat-12 engine
with power now boosted to 390 bhp at 6,300 rpm, courtesy of four-valve heads. Despite the power increase, smoothness and drivability was improved, with a maximum speed of 180 mph.
The Pininfarina-designed side strakes, which feed air to the side-mounted radiators, became one of the most instantly recognizable styling cues. Larger than the 512 BB, its increased width accommodated wider tires and radiators, while the increased wheelbase led to a larger passenger compartment. Because of extensive aluminum body panels, it was lighter than the Boxer.
Supplied new in Denmark, this left-hand drive Euro-spec TR is in excellent condition with just 13,000 accident-free miles. The one-owner car has had all scheduled services performed by Ferrari workshops in three cities. The most recent 12,400-mile service was done in October 2001, while in 1997 all engine belts were changed. The car is offered fresh from cosmetic refurbishment of paint, interior and engine. White with magnolia interior, complete service history and related bills, owner’s wallet, handbook and toolkit come with the car. A Pioneer AM/FM with a six-disc CD player and a satellite tracking box is installed.