What Are Some Features of a 1991 Ferrari Testarossa?


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The 1991 Ferrari Testarossa is a two-seat coupe with a 4.9-liter V12 engine that produces 390 peak horsepower. The Testarossa has a top speed of 178 mph and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds.

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What Are Some Features of a 1991 Ferrari Testarossa?
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The Ferrari Testarossa is the successor to the older Ferrari 512i Berlinetta Boxer, which was produced from 1981 to 1984. Like the 512i, the Testarossa features a mid-mounted 12-cylinder engine driving the rear wheels, though the Testarossa uses a V engine configuration rather than the flat-12 configuration used in the 512i. The name Testarossa translates to "red head" in Italian and refers to the red-painted cylinder heads used on the Testarossa's engine block. Each of these cylinder heads houses four engine valves to provide airflow to the engine, allowing it to produce a maximum torque of up to 360 foot-pounds.

The styling of the Testarossa was designed by noted coach builder Pininfarina and is much more angular than that of the 512i and most earlier Ferrari models. One of the most distinctive features of this design is the large air intake grates on the side of the vehicle that both channel air to the Testarossa's twin rear-mounted radiators and provide additional downforce. This downforce eliminates the need for a large spoiler or wing on the rear deck of the car.

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