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Friday, June 19, 2015

One-of-a-Kind Ferrari Testa d’Oro is For Sale


Ferrari Testa d'Oro  Profile

This Ferrari is truly unlike any other. It was a one-off called the Testa d’Oro designed by German industrial designer Luigi Colani in 1989. Its odd looks weren’t just to be different. The car was built to break a world speed record set in 1989. The holder of the record was the 753 horsepower Mercedes Streamliner.
It has a Ferrari-Lotec twin-turbo flat-12 with slightly less horsepower than the Streamliner. The Testa d’Oro boasts 750 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 600 lb-ft of torque at 5,000 rpm. At the time of its manufacture, these numbers were incredible. They took the car to the Bonneville Salt Flats to attempt to break the record in 1989.

Ferrari Testa d'Oro Rear

Ferrari Testa d'Oro
The car came up short on the first try at 211 mph. A second try was made several years later in 1992 when it again missed the mark with an improved 218 mph. This did set a different record of fastest car with a catalytic converter. Not quite as cool as the speed record, but a record to be proud of just the same.

You can now buy this one-of-a-kind Ferrari through Maranello Purosangue out of Italy. There’s no price on the listing, but you can bet the number will be big for a car with this heritage.