1993 Ferrari FZ93

One of the little known Ferrari prototypes is this one-of supercar built on Testarossa S/N 83935 for the 1993 Geneva Auto Show. Called the Formula Zagato ’93 (FZ93), it followed a small series of curious Zagato 348s and some classic Zagato-Ferraris which were all built in exclusive numbers.

FZ93 was penned by Ercole Spada who made a return to Zagato and design this car. Ercole was responsible for the legendary Aston Martin DB4 Zagato and more recent cars like the iconic Alfa Romeo 155. His Testarossa made no concessions to the original and featured stylistic creases, huge air intakes and pleasing curves.

When first released at Geneva, the FZ93 featured an awkward two-tone paint scheme and huge black cavallinos which easily distracted the viewer from the actual lines of the car. Since its release, Zagato has repainted the entire body blood red and never looked back.Paintwork aside, the FZ93 was initially received with mixed emotions and most viewers tended to prefer the original Pininfarina-designed Testarossa better. However, the FZ93 definitely had a influence on the Ferrari Enzo which was released almost 10 years later! Both cars share the same Formula-inspired nose and overall shape.

The FZ93 currently resides in the Zagato Collection in Milan.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine Flat 12
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 4943 cc / 301.6 in³
bore 82.0 mm / 3.23 in
stroke 78 mm / 3.07 in
compression 10.0:1
power 319.2 kw / 428.0 bhp @ 6750 rpm
specific output 86.59 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 491 nm / 362.1 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm
redline 6800 rpm
body / frame Steel & Aluminum Panels over Tubular Steel
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front tires 235-40 ZR 18
rear tires 295-35 ZR 18
front brakes Vented Discs w/Vacuum Assist
f brake size x 310 mm / x 12.2 in
rear brakes Vented Discs w/Vacuum Assist
r brake size x 310 mm / x 12.2 in
steering Rack & Pinion
curb weight 1440 kg / 3175 lbs
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
final drive 3.21:1