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[NEWS] Swiss firm officially reveals 200mph Ferrari Testarossa restomod
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Swiss firm officially reveals 200mph Ferrari Testarossa restomod

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Officine Fioravanti’s take on 1980s supercar features several modern-day enhancements

Swiss design house Officine Fioravanti has officially unveiled a heavily updated version of the Ferrari Testarossa, bringing improved performance and a raft of modern equipment. 

The firm says the restomod project, named The Testarossa by Officine Fioravanti, is equipped with bespoke equipment upgrades, including improvements to the chassis, aerodynamics and powertrain.

Power comes from a modified version of the 1980s supercar's original 4.9-litre flat 12, producing 510bhp and 442lb ft of torque for a claimed top speed of 201mph. 

Officine Fioravanti says most mechanical elements have been enhanced, offering “driving dynamics truly worthy of a contemporary super sports car”.

A new titanium exhaust system has been fitted and anti-lock braking and traction control systems have been installed for enhanced stability.

The restomod also benefits from electronically adjustable Öhlins shock absorbers and a front-lift system capable of raising the nose by 70mm. 

It has also been fitted with Brembo racing-spec brakes, adjustable anti-roll bars and new alloy wheels (17in at the front and 18in at the rear) wrapped in Michelin GT3 Class racing tyres, which the firm says makes the Testarossa “more enjoyable, safe and precise.” 

Despite the additions, Fioravanti has also shaved some 130kg from the Testarossa’s kerb weight. Aerodynamics have also improved, as the model benefits from a completely flat bottom. 

Officine Fioravanti said: “We carefully listened to the car’s needs and desires. We patiently took care of every single aspect. Few minor details have been changed in terms of style without compromising a timeless design but enriching its pureness.”

Italian leather makes up the interior, with aluminium components replacing the Testarossa’s plastic equivalents, and a new audio system has been fitted with Apple CarPlay, a USB-C port and a modern radio. 

Elsewhere inside the cockpit is a 1980s-style mobile phone that connects to the car through Bluetooth and can then be used to make and receive calls. 

The original Pininfarina-penned Testarossa silhouette remains largely untouched, however, with Fioravanti claiming there was “no reason to teach a maestro one more lesson”. 

The restomod was previously spotted during its track testing phase. Officine Fioravanti is yet to reveal purchase or pricing information, but the wraps are set to come off “in due course”.

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