It pays homage to Ferrari's Le Mans-winning pedigree.
Fresh on the back of a new round of investment and funding, the Little Car Company, in collaboration with Ferrari, is launching a new special edition variant of the Testa Rossa J called the 'Pacco Gara,' which celebrates the racing heritage of the 250 Testa Rossa - a three-time Le Mans-winning racer. To do so, the Pacco Gara variant gets more power, unique styling, and special nods to the racing heritage.
A 75% scale model of the original 250 Testa Rossa, the Testa Rossa J is a fully-electric replica. Power outputs have been bolstered from 16 to 19 horsepower for the Pacco Gara thanks to a software upgrade for the powertrain.
The little car's styling has also been updated to enhance its racing DNA with the addition of a roll cage, specifically for "those drivers wishing to enjoy their Testa Rossa J in racing environments." However, this will be a removable item, allowing owners to change the appearance of their Testa Rossa J.
Inside the cabin of the open-top two-seater car - similar to the contemporary Ferrari Monza SP2 - the Pacco Gara is enhanced thanks to a Sabelt racing harness bolted to the chassis and roll hoop from the same supplier as Ferrari's F1 racers. From the driver's seat, a lone wing mirror is fitted on the driver's side, yet another nod to the racer that has inspired this new special edition, while period-correct spotlights add an extra dose of flair.
Beneath the skin, The Little Car Company has equipped the Pacco Gara with adjustable dampers and adjustable brake bias. The brake rotors are now drilled, and the steering rack has been made quicker, all with the intent of creating a racier, more immersive driving experience.
The finishing touch is a tonneau cover for the passenger side of the cabin, available in either red or black leather.
"The Ferrari Testa Rossa J is a modern reimagining of not only one of motorsport's most iconic racers, but also one of the most important cars of the 20th century," says The Little Car Company's CEO, Ben Hedley. "As we launch the new special Pacco Gara edition of the Testa Rossa J, a fine example of our close collaboration with the team at Ferrari, we have given it a racing boost, with exciting advancements to both the aesthetic of the car, and the overall performance."
According to Hedley, "every element of the Pacco Gara has been developed with and signed off by the team at Maranello and is focused on paying homage to one of history's great racers."
The company has chosen the perfect place for its public debut, too, as it will make an appearance at the International Concours of Elegance at Saint Moritz from 24-25 February. There, visitors and potential buyers will have the opportunity to experience the creation in a snowy setting.
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