DescriptionCauley Ferrari of Detroit is proud to offer you this 1988 Ferrari Testarossa featured in the classic Rosso Corsa over Beige leather. This particular Testarossa is coming out of our owner's private collection. He has cared for this car over the past 7 years and prior to him it resided with a local Detroit couple for the last 20 years. This is a really nice example that comes complete with the original books, tool kit, spare key, and even the original window sticker. The car is just now coming due for it's major timing belts service so that will be performed prior to delivery and is included in the price. This is a great piece of mind knowing the car will be 100% fresh on all its maintenance needs. A Ferrari Classiche certification has been completed on the vehicle which guarantees the vehicles authenticity and originality with the Factory. This is a very fine example of true Ferrari design as this is one of the most iconic models in history.
The Paris Motor Show in October 1984 saw the return of the glorious Testarossa as heir to the 512 BBi. Pininfarina's design broke somewhat with tradition and was striking and innovative. The side intakes were larger than on the previous model and this design element introduced the long side strakes that would become the Testarossa's most recognizable feature
The evolution of the 12-cylinder boxer engine saw it equipped with four valves per cylinder: the most powerful engine mounted on a production sports car at the time of its launch. The Testarossa was a model that took its name from the company's history, being derived from the successful 500 and 250 Testa Rossa series of sports racing cars from the late fifties.
The name Testa Rossa is Italian for Red Head, and refers to the color that the camshaft covers were painted on the sports racing models. Naturally, the modern Testarossa came equipped with similarly red painted camshaft covers. The Pininfarina designed replacement for the Boxer series was visually radically different from its predecessor, although it still featured a mid-mounted flat twelve engine as the previous 512 BBi. Gone was the sharp nosed wedge profile, to be replaced by a much softer rounded front end. The front wings flowed into one of the models most distinctive styling features, the deeply straked door panels that grew in width towards their trailing edge, before blending into very wide rear wings. The reason for the widening rear end and the body color straked doors, was the twin side mounted water radiators which received their cooling air via the door intakes. The matte black egg crate grill in the nose of the car provided a link with Ferrari tradition, bordered by combination driving side, turn indicator light assemblies, with paired headlights in retractable pods on the upper face of the nose. The repositioning of the radiators provided the benefit of additional luggage space in the nose, useable luggage space being something that had been a shortcoming of the Boxer series. Although the front track was only 12 mm greater than that of the 512 BBi, the rear track increased by a massive 105mm, making the car wedge shape in plan rather than profile. At the rear, the paired circular tail light arrangement that had been a styling feature for over a decade was gone. In their place was a full width horizontally slatted satin black hiding rectangular combination light units.
The engine was the first four valves per cylinder flat twelve cylinder configuration unit fitted in a Ferrari road car but maintained the same cubic capacity of 4943cc of the 512 BBi. It had twin belt driven overhead camshafts per bank, now driven directly off the crankshaft instead of via idler gears on earlier Boxer models. The dry sump engine was longitudinally mounted in unit with the five speed transmission, in a very similar manner to that of the preceding Boxer series. It used Bosch KE-Jetronic fuel injection and produced 380bhp @ 5750rpm. The Testarossa remained in production with very few visual alterations for seven years until the end of 1991 with a total of 7177 being produced during its lifetime. In 1992, the Testarossa was replaced by the 512 TR.
Road and Track summed it well. "The 12-cyliner engine likes to sing, the Italian leather is perfect. And Pininfarina's classic styling makes sure you rule the scenery, no matter where you drive. The enormously wide Ferrari is a true icon for all the right reasons".
This vehicle is proudly offered to you by Cauley Ferrari of Detroit, Michigan's only authorized Ferrari dealer, located in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Our entire inventory has been carefully selected and inspected to pass our high level of expectations before being placed on the showroom floor. Our knowledgeable sales team is ready to assist you with the purchase of your next vehicle and we look forward to welcoming you into the Cauley family. As the exclusive Ferrari dealer in Michigan, Cauley Ferrari offers the full range of new models and a great selection of Ferrari Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. We proudly staff one of the most knowledgeable and experienced Ferrari service teams in the U.S. and also offer the Ferrari Classiche program. We have a vast selection of official Ferrari apparel and merchandise as well as Ferrari Genuine Parts and Accessories. Please ask us about our financing and leasing options available through Ferrari Financial Services (FFS). We can offer you monthly financing as far out as 84 months, Balloon financing up to 60 months, as well as both Open-End and Closed-End Leasing scenarios. FFS is available on all new and pre-owned Ferrari models. These flexible payment options really make getting into a Ferrari easier than ever before. Let us show you how.