Currently reading: Swiss firm prepares 200mph Ferrari Testarossa restomod
Oficine Fioravanti’s take on 1980s supercar will feature several modern-day enhancements
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6 May 2021

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

Ahead of a full reveal in the coming months, the firm says the project 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, with a top speed of 200mph, up from the original 180mph figure. 

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

Despite the additions, Fioravanti has also shaved some 120kg from the Testarossa’s kerb weight.  

“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.”

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.” 

Italian leather makes up the interior, with aluminium components replacing the Testarossa’s plastic equivalents, and a new audio system has been fitted. 

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

The restomod has just entered its track testing phase. No purchase or pricing information has yet been revealed, but the wraps are set to come off “in due course”.

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Peter Cavellini 6 May 2021

I only ever saw one and it was a dark grey color, looked sensational, we can't judge what it's going to be like in the metal or how it drives, so, there no way we can be critical about it.

eseaton 6 May 2021
What a beautiful idea.

That engine is by some margin the finest I have encountered.

And the silhouette is spectacular and distinctive in a way that nothing they have made since compares to.

But as said below, anyone writing about 'Brembo tyres' knows less about cars than my cat. It is sad how far Autocar's standards have fallen.

martin_66 6 May 2021

@Soufriere

Indeed.  Especially when you look at the picture of the wheel and see that it clearly says "Michelin" on the tyre.

You'd think journalists who write for a motoring magazine would know that Brembo don't make tyres, wouldn't you?!!?