1991 Lotec Colani Testa D’Oro


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 byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
released atdans house
price $$480 000 USD
predeccesor1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R
succeccesor1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R
engineFerrari Twin Turbo Flat 12
displacement4942 cc / 301.6 in³
bore82.0 mm / 3.23 in
stroke78.0 mm / 3.07 in
compression7.0:1
power559.3 kw / 750.0 bhp @ 6400 rpm
specific output151.76 bhp per litre
bhp/weight454.55 bhp per tonne
torque900.0 nm / 663.8 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
driven wheelsMid Engine / RWD
curb weight1650 kg / 3638 lbs
transmission5-Speed Manual
top speed~351 kph / 218.1 mph