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Ferrari Cars That Were Popular In The 80s

by Kim

In 1980s, Ferrari released the Ferrari Testarossa and 512 BBi. These two were the most popular models of Ferrari in 80s. The former is a Berlinetta Boxer while latter is a Berlinetta Boxer Injected with Biturbo. Both of these are very rare and popular. However, the price of Ferrari 512 BBi is much higher than the price of Ferrari Testarossa.


Ferrari Testarossa

In 1980s, Ferrari had been producing the 308 GTB/GTS, which was the evolution of the earlier Dino. It was a very successful model but it was still not enough for Ferrari. They wanted to expand their production and also to make more powerful cars, so they began the project of the Testarossa. The name means “red head”, and this name was inspired by the red-painted cylinder heads of that time.

The Ferrari Testarossa is a sports car designed and manufactured by the Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari. The Ferrari Testarossa is named after the famed World War I Italian fighter aircraft, the Macchi C.200, nicknamed “Testa Rossa” (Italian for “Red Head”) due to its color scheme. The Ferrari Testarossa was introduced at the 1984 Paris Auto show. It was the successor to the Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer, and was replaced by the Mondial t V8 in 1990.



The Testarossa was equipped with a 4.9-liter flat-12 engine, which provided 453 hp and a top speed of 200 mph. The engine was mounted in the middle of the chassis, and it offered better weight distribution than its predecessors. The transmission was a five-speed manual, and the Testarossa could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 185 mph.

Ferrari’s engineers decided to use a mid-engine design for this new model, so they had to put it in a wider body than its predecessor Dino. This allowed them to place big radiators on each side of the engine compartment and also larger coolers for gearbox oil and power steering fluid. The Testarossa had an all-new design with rectangular headlights placed at each corner of the front fascia. This was because they needed bigger lights with more power than their previous models had. The engine hood was made in carbon fiber while the body panels were aluminum sheets. In addition, there were also magnesium wheels for better performance and better braking distances as well as less weight than other materials would have provided.


Ferrari 512 BBi

After the success of the Testarossa, Ferrari wanted to continue with its evolution in 1990s. Thus, they designed and produced the 512 BBi, which was a direct successor of the Testarossa. The BBi stood for Bi-Bloc, which meant that it had two radiators instead of the one in its predecessor. The 512 BBi received a 4.9-liter V12 engine, which produced 513 hp and a top speed of 205 mph. The 512 BBi was also equipped with a five-speed manual transmission and could reach 60 mph from 0 in 4 seconds.



The Ferrari 512 BBi was a sports car manufactured by Italian automaker Ferrari in 1985 through 1989 as a more powerful version of the Ferrari BB512i. The 512 BBi had a 12-valve Biturbo engine with 560 bhp (412 kW). The 512 BBi was produced alongside the Ferrari Testarossa (BB 512i) and the Ferrari 512 M in a three model lineup.

The exterior design was very similar to the Testarossa, but the interior was completely different because it had a new dashboard as well as other improvements. Ferrari later introduced some new models with improved specifications such as the F512M and the F512TR for racing purposes.

The Ferrari 512 BBi is equipped with a Colombo V12 engine which was designed for Formula One. The engine was fitted with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection and produced 430 hp at 8000 rpm. The BBi had a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h) and could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 4 seconds. Braking and handling were world class, as expected from high-end sports cars of that time.

Ferrari’s Formula One team was at the time developing a new 3.5 liter V12 engine for the Ferrari F1/87. The F1/87 project was eventually canceled, but some of its design elements were later used in the 512 BBi’s 3.8 liter V12 engine.



Ferrari F40

The Ferrari F40 was introduced in 1987 and it became famous for being one of the fastest cars ever made by Ferrari, although it is also known to be an extremely expensive vehicle. It could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds, reaching a top speed of 201 mph thanks to its twin-turbo 2.9 liter V8 engine. This car was very popular with collectors, so its value increased over time despite its high price tag when it was originally sold. The company produced 2,049 units of this model between 1987 and 1992.

The Ferrari F40 was one of the first super cars to be equipped with a V8 engine, which made it even faster. The transmission was a six-speed manual, and the driver had to shift gears manually. There were no power steering or power brakes in this model, so it required a lot of effort from the driver to drive it. However, the F40’s cabin was very comfortable with leather seats and carbon fiber dashboard and trim.



The Ferrari F40 also had aerodynamic body panels and spoilers that made it look like an airplane while the suspension was fully adjustable for racing use. This is why many owners used their Ferrari’s F40 for racing purposes or for track days. It also had a removable plastic rear window that could be used on hot days instead of opening the roof. The roof itself could not be opened in this model, so you could only open the window if you wanted to sit in an open cockpit car.

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