Ferrari Testarossa & 512

The Ferrari Testarossa and its clone replacement theĀ  512, are the V12 mid-engined replacement for the Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer. They were produced between 1984 and 1996. Originally its main competition was the dated Lamborghini Countach and then the Diablo.

Ferrari 512 TR, photo by Mutari
Ferrari 512 TR, photo by Mutari

The more precise model dates are:

  • Testarossa – produced between 1984 and 1991
  • 512 TR – produced between 1991 and 1994
  • 512 M – produced between 1994 and 1996

Changes in the design:

The original Testarossa design, photo by Michael Price
The original Testarossa design, photo by Michael Price
Ferrari F512M with the redesigned nose, photo details
Ferrari F512M with the redesigned nose, photo details

Motoring Videos

Old Top Gear

/Drive – The 1992 Ferrari 512 TR

AutomotiveMediaGroup – Video Test Drive with Chris Moran

Pretrolicious

It’s Place In Culture

It was used in Miami Vice.

Scale Models Of The Ferrari Testarossa

The models I’ve seen offered for sale include:

  • 1:18 Bburago (made and kit versions)
  • 1:18 Hot Wheels
  • 1:18 Kyosho
  • 1:24 Bburago (made and kit versions)
  • 1:43 Bburago

I’ve made it easy for you to check what models are available at what price from these websites:

eBay

Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

Collectable Diecast – a specialist model retailer in America

Please check the search results carefully.

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