Here are the first photos.
Gearheads who grew up in the 1980s and 90s likely had a poster of the Ferrari Testarossa on their bedroom wall (alongside a Lamborghini Countach) at some point in their childhood. It was and still is an icon. Earlier this week, the Ferrari 812 Competizione was revealed, the Testarossa's present-day ancestor, and, for some, this brings back nostalgic memories when naturally aspirated 12 cylinders and gated shifters ruled the day. As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, it's become clear battery-electric vehicles will replace internal combustion engines at some point.
But why not combine one of yesterday's heroes with modern tech? That's precisely what Swiss firm Officine Fioravanti is doing and has just revealed the first photos of a unique Ferrari Testarossa restomod still in development.
Aside from the body camouflage, it looks pretty stock from the outside. But instead of the 4.9-liter flat-12 engine, there's an all-electric powertrain. A list of specific details has not been revealed at this time, but we're told top speed will reach 200 mph, an improvement over the Testarossa's original 180 mph speed. The car has also been equipped with a titanium exhaust system, anti-lock brakes, and traction control.
Even with these additions, not to mention the battery pack, Fioravanti claims it's reduced weight by nearly 265 pounds. Other new tech additions include racing-spec Brembo brakes, Ohlins electronic dampers, adjustable anti-roll bars, and alloy wheels wearing Brembo GT3 Class racing rubber.
No details were given regarding the battery type, output, and range. The interior is also a familiar sight though it's received all-new leather, metal pieces instead of the old and cheap plastic parts, and a new audio system.
"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."
A full reveal is expected by the end of this year, before which we should discover the car's pricing, build count, and time of availability.