Swiss firm begins testing 200-mph resto-modded Ferrari Testarossa

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Swiss-based design and engineering firm Officine Fioravanti brings one of the most emblematic supercars of the 80s to the 2020s. He hops on the resto-mod bandwagon by modernizing a Ferrari Testarossa and has released photos of the first car to be built went all out on a test track to illustrate his progress.

Officine Fioravanti has gone to the trouble of completely wrapping his Testarossa in camouflage, so we don’t know the extent of the exterior tweaks, but we can see that the flat, boxy silhouette hasn’t changed significantly. It retains the flip-up headlights, pillar-mounted mirror and side bolsters, design features that defined the Testarossa. A visual tweak that is hard to hide is the new exhaust system with four vertical ends.

It’s made of titanium, and when tracked upstream it leads gearboxes to a mighty 4.9-liter flat-12 engine with 500 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque, increases of 115 and 82, respectively. from a standard Testarossa released in 1984. It’s too early for the company to explain how it gave horsepower and torque a healthy bump. However, it hinted that it had fitted the 12-cylinder with a redesigned fuel injection system developed and built in-house.

Generous Brembo brakes bring the Testarossa to a halt. They are visible behind a new set of wheels that look like the originals, but are bigger and lighter. Clear center caps complete the design. All told, the resto-modified Testarossa is about 260 pounds lighter than the original and should be able to break the 200 mph barrier, according to Hagerty. The original model stopped accelerating at about 300 km / h.

Ferrari hasn’t made the Testarossa exclusive for maximum speed, and Officine Fioravanti’s vision is no different. It installed an electronic Öhlins suspension system and adjustable roll bars to help the coupé negotiate a corner.

As is normally the case with resto-modded builds, the interior takes on the kind of technology and luxury features that the donor car could only dream of. In the case of Testarossa, we are told that the updates will include a state-of-the-art infotainment system with navigation, aluminum parts where Ferrari used plastic and soft leather upholstery.

Details on pricing and availability have not yet been released. What is almost certain is that the remastered Testarossa will arrive as a limited edition model with a correspondingly high price tag. If you like the idea of ​​a resto-mod Ferrari, but want something a bit older, or you’re worried that your Testarossa will naturally get lonely in your supposedly large garage, GTO Engineering is also giving a thoroughly modern twist to the 250 GTO.