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Bring Back Old School - Testarossa

Although the newer Ferrari's such as the 458 are more aerodynamic and looks "smoother", I still enjoy admiring the more "boxy" older ferrari's that remind me of Hot Wheels in the old days. Anyone else?





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post #2 of 23 Old 07-12-2013, 01:15 PM
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What is the front clip from? It's not a TR...maybe a 550 or something custom?

Anyway, I think it looks very sharp overall. I normally hate any aftermarket wheels on the TR but these really work for me. Brembo big brake kit and cross-drilled rotors give it a much more up-to-date feel.
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+1 ! Beatuiful shots ! More ? Thanx for posting.

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I think the fact that TR's are weak in the market place and have been steadily declining for quite a few years answers your question.


I like them but those of us that do are in a shrinking minority.
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What is the front clip from? It's not a TR...maybe a 550 or something custom?


512M bumper


Based on the fact that the headlight doors don't fit well it may be due to collision repair.
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I think a lot of the declining interest is the perceived (or perhaps actual) high cost of ownership.

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Is that a custom take on a f355?
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I think a lot of the declining interest is the perceived (or perhaps actual) high cost of ownership.


That's always the single biggest factor for non investment quality cars but the design has always been polarizing.
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What wheels are those? Any chance they make a fitment for the 328?
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post #10 of 23 Old 07-16-2013, 11:04 PM
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It's an ad for PUR Wheels, 6IX/Depth, written all over the photos. The wheels work on this body style.
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Is that a custom take on a f355?
I was going to say the same thing!

The rims look a LOT bigger than a standard TR or is it just the photos?

Speaking of the photos...Very Nice!!

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I'm a big fan and still own the cheese grater.

Mine has 18" rims, F40 Brembo big brake kit, carbon/glass engine cover, and P-Zeros on HRE wheels which updates the look in my opinion.

One of the more recognizable Ferraris on the road thanks to Miami Vice.
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The 512TR is one of my favorite Ferraris. I really liked the sleek curves of the 512M, but never liked his headlights and also the back lights. But that Testarossa with that 512M-bumper looks absolutely fantastic. I still prefer the original TR wheels though.

But I think the fact, that this is the last car with the V12 at the back (I mean from the "normal" Ferraris of course) makes it valuable.

And I still think that no other Ferrari since then has such a symbiosis of beauty, aggresion and vulgarity.
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Flat 12, not V 12! :-)
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Yeah, sorry, I know it's a boxer. I wanted to underline the 12 cylinders and I just automatically wrote V12.
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Wow, that's one gorgeous TR..... Loved the car in Miami vice, but over the years, my attraction to it was tempering as each time I saw one, it began to date and I'm a sucker for the newer design features like bigger wheels etc...... This car completely reverses that for me, looks like new, and absolutely blew me away! I want one badly
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Really don't like it, sorry. If you're a fan of the classics, why feel the need to customise it? It's neither here nor there. I love cars for what they are in the period that they're from. The Testarossa is a design icon. Don't hope to improve on it.


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Really don't like it, sorry. If you're a fan of the classics, why feel the need to customise it? It's neither here nor there. I love cars for what they are in the period that they're from. The Testarossa is a design icon. Don't hope to improve on it.


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Like Onno, I don't usually go for mods.

Maybe in part because of the great photos, but somehow I like the nose and wheels on this TR.

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