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Car Of The Day: 1986 Ferrari Testarossa ‘Monospecchio Monodado’

Made famous for its role in Miami Vice and Sega’s Out Run, the Testarossa was Ferraris leading supercar in the mid-eighties. Its distinctive side strakes and ultra-wide rear track inspired many other supercar designs and they became a symbol of 1980’s retrograde culture.

1986 Ferrari Testarossa Kevin Van Campenhout ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Compared to the 512i BB it effectively replaced, the Testarossa was a larger car that accommodated mid-mounted radiators. This helped reduce cockpit heat and also had the effect of making the car much wider at the rear. It also provided more space in the front trunk.

1986 Ferrari Testarossa Kevin Van Campenhout ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

The Testarossa was powered by a 4.9-liter version of Ferrari’s Boxer-12 which was effectively a 180º V12. Producing 390 bhp, 0–60 miles per hour was typically clocked at 5.2 seconds.

1986 Ferrari Testarossa Kevin Van Campenhout ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

As released at the 1984 Paris Motor Show, the Testarossa was a world car which required little modification for importation to America. It was produced with very few changes up until 1991 when it was updated to the 512TR.

1986 Ferrari Testarossa Kevin Van Campenhout ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Upon its debut, the Ferrari Testarossa captivated automotive enthusiasts with its bold styling and performance. Early versions of the Testarossa, identifiable by a single high-mounted mirror on the A-pillar, earned the nickname “Monospecchio.”

1986 Ferrari Testarossa Kevin Van Campenhout ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's1986 Ferrari Testarossa Kevin Van Campenhout ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Kevin Van Campenhout ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Kevin Van Campenhout ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Kevin Van Campenhout ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Kevin Van Campenhout ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Kevin Van Campenhout ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Kevin Van Campenhout ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Photo Source: RM Sotheby’s



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