Produced from 1984 through 1991 (with notable variations from 1992 through 1996), the Ferrari Testarossa is considered one of the most popular Ferrari models. Aside from the Ferrari Testarossa, there are two other model revisions that are considered “unofficial” Testarossa. The first is the Ferrari 512 TR (give you three guesses what the TR stands for) and the other is the Ferrari F512 M (for Modified).
The Testarossa, which made its debut during the 1984 Paris Auto Show, is a mid-engine automobile that positions the transmission in the rear of the car. This gives the Ferrari Testarossa some distinctive advantages in handling, since overall vehicle weight distribution is approximately forty-percent to the front axle and sixty-percent to the rear axle. This focuses the center of gravity near the middle of the car; making it corner and take curves like it is running on a rail. The 512 TR and F512 M only improved on the design of the original Testarossa.
And the engine – oh, what an engine – is a naturally aspirated 4.9-liter (180-degree) flat 12-cylinder. It is a dual overhead camshaft engine with a dry sump lubrication system. Output power was estimated to be 385hp at 6,300 RPM and 361 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 RPM. Testarossa top speed was thought to be around 180 mph and the car could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.2-seconds. Motor Trend Magazine tested the Testarossa and found that it could run the quarter-mile in 11.3-seconds.
Just as it takes a special person to own a car like the Ferrari Testarossa, it takes a special shop for service and repair. The dealership calls classic cars like this obsolete and avoids servicing them. Your neighborhood independent repair shop usually lacks the proper knowledge – not to mention the tools and equipment. Thank goodness for Forza Tuning and Performance, your one-stop source for Ferrari Testarossa service, repair, performance modification and expert tuning.
Professional Ferrari Service
Located amid the beautiful beaches and gentle winds of Florida’s Sun Coast, Forza Tuning and Performance is strategically located near the communities of Tampa, Tampa Bay, Clearwater and St. Petersburg, Florida. As a nationally recognized Ferrari service and repair facility, Forza serves the entire country. Forza enclosed vehicle transport is available from anywhere in the continental United States. This professionally operated and comprehensively insured service is offered as either a one-way or roundtrip service.
Supervised by owner and President Brenton Brown (the Exotic Car Doc), Forza specializes in all types of service and repair for all year models of Ferrari Testarossa vehicles. Supported by a staff of factory trained technicians, Brenton (himself an ASE Certified Technician with over twenty-years of experience) has built a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to service and repair of exotic vehicles like the Ferrari Testarossa. Forza is equipped to accommodate virtually any of your maintenance, service or repair needs with a degree of courtesy and efficiency that leaves all other firms behind – including the dealership.
Ferrari Performance Upgrade
If it is performance modification that you need; the Exotic Car Doc is considered the foremost high-performance guru for Ferrari automobiles. Forza twin turbo kits and supercharger kits can easily multiply the factory performance level of your Ferrari Testarossa and ECU calibration (tuning) can optimize engine performance regardless of the level of modification.