When introduced, the Testarossa had magnesium single bolt "knockoff" wheels with a 16.33" diameter. The wheels came with the Michelin TRX tires with 240/45 VR in the front and the 280/45 VR 415 in back. The '86 model moved to a more standard 16" wheel diameter and an 8"/10" widths for front and back, respectively.
The rear suspension consisted of independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, twin telescopic shock absorbers on each side, and an anti-roll bar. The entire drivetrain and suspension was designed to be removed as a unit from underneath the car so the engine and timing belts could be serviced. This is where those 5k mile engine out services come into play. The testarossa might be cheap to buy but is not a penny pincher to maintain.
Power comes from a naturally aspirated 4.9L flat-12 pushing 385 hp @ 6,300 rpm. The Testarossa was pitted against the Lamborghini Countach in its prime and lost head to head comparisons but still faired quite well among the press, especially Road and Track.
The model styling is more Lamborghini than it is Ferrari with the sharp corners and lines, and remains one of the few like this. As Ferrari progressed, they moved back to more curvy profiles while Lamborghini doubled down on their sharp lines on vehicles like the Murcielago and Diablo.
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