320km/h Ferrari Testarossa restomod revealed

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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 380kW, 600Nm and a claimed top speed of 323km/h.

The model retains the Testarossa’s signature single mirror, but Officine Fioravanti says most mechanical elements have been enhanced, offering “driving dynamics truly worthy of a contemporary super sports car.”

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A new titanium exhaust system has also been fitted, and anti-lock braking and traction control systems have been installed for enhanced stability. The restomod also benefits from electronically adjustable Ohlins shock absorbers and a front lift system capable of raising the nose by 70mm.

RThe model retains the Testarossa’s signature single mirror and is equipped with 17-inch wheels at the front and 18-inch wheels at the rear, with performance sports tyres.

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The car has been fitted with Brembo racing-spec brakes, Öhlins electronic dampers, adjustable anti-roll bars and new alloy wheels 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.

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“We carefully listened to the car’s needs and desires,” Officine Fioravanti said. “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.”

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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 charging socket and a modern radio.

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Elsewhere inside the cockpit is an 80s-style mobile phone that connects to the car through Bluetooth, which can be used to make and receive calls.

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

99 officine fioravanti testarossa spies lead 0The 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”.

Jack Warrick

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