The Ferrari Testarosa is one of the most iconic cars of the 80’s, but in today’s world and era, family sedans are just as powerful. To remedy this, there is a shop that was able to give some extra omph to two turbochargers in the car’s mid-mounted flat-12 engine.
Listed for sale on eBay for 160,000, the 1988 Testarosa has only 8,438 miles (13,579 km), which is quite impressive as it is 34 years old. The car was purchased from the original owner in 2003, and four years after it was launched, the new owner took it to Bob Norwood’s team to install the Twin Turbo with a few helpful upgrades.
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Running at 7 psi in the Boost, the Stage One twin-turbo kit increases the output of the 4.9-liter Flat-12 (technically a 180-degree V12 since its pistons do not resist horizontally) to 655 hp (664 PS /) to 488 kW) and 585 lb. -ft (793 Nm) of torque, and this is called a “conservative” tune
For reference, a stock Testarosa produces only 380 hp (385 PS / 283 kW) and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of torque, which means the upgraded vehicle has increased power and torque more than 1.5 times the original amount. Other upgrades to control that power include a triple-disc clutch, Brembo brakes and a new 18-inch wheel mounted on the Pirelli P Zero tire.
Other than that, this car is just as regular as a regular testarosa, or at least a wedge-shaped, streak-sided 80s supercar. And in the Rosso Corsa with manual transmission, it embodies a classic Ferrari.
The question is, how comfortable would your pockets be with a 40-year-old, tuned, turbocharged Ferrari?