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1991 Lotec Colani Testa D’Oro

Seeking to break a world record for the fastest production car, Swiss-German designer Luigi Colani set out in the late 1980s to modify a Ferrari Testarossa to accomplish the task. The Testa D’Oro was fitted with a Colani-designed body. It features an outrageously long and flat air splitter at the front, jutting out like a giant tongue. The nose of the car itself is pulled into a taut, oval fish-mouthed shape with an air scoop for the braking system. With 700bhp-plus the one-off Testa d’Oro has to be seen to be believed.


In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
released at dans house
price $ $480 000 USD
predeccesor 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R
succeccesor 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R
engine Ferrari Twin Turbo Flat 12
displacement 4942 cc / 301.6 in³
bore 82.0 mm / 3.23 in
stroke 78.0 mm / 3.07 in
compression 7.0:1
power 559.3 kw / 750.0 bhp @ 6400 rpm
specific output 151.76 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 454.55 bhp per tonne
torque 900.0 nm / 663.8 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
curb weight 1650 kg / 3638 lbs
transmission 5-Speed Manual
top speed ~351 kph / 218.1 mph