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‘Wolf Of The Autostrada’ Sees The Return Of Ruf’s Iconic Yellowbird 6
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Vantage, Aston Martin Videos, Ferrari Testarossa, Ferrari-Videos, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Countach, Lamborghini Videos, RUF, video on 12 6th, 2017


The Ruf CTR, better known as the Yellowbird, is something of a mystical figure in the automotive world.

At the time of its release in 1987, the Yellowbird had 469 hp and 408 lb-ft on tap and could sprint all the way to 213 mph (342 km/h). The car then became the stuff of legend when Stefan Roser brought to the Nurburgring, sliding around the circuit’s incredibly dangerous corners.

Perhaps eager to remind us of the 1980s, Ruf has just dropped an interesting short movie dubbed ‘Wolf of the Autostrada’, starring a Ferrari Testarossa, Lamborghini Countach, Aston Martin Vantage, and the Yellowbird.

The film captures some mesmerizing driving of the four performance cars and even stars Valentino Balboni and none other than Stefan Roser himself.

If you have a spare 5 minutes, this is the way to spend it.

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Wolf of the Autostrada from Kidston.TV on Vimeo.



These Classic Children’s Cars Are Sure To Delight The Kids On Your List 28
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in ASTON MARTIN, auction, Classics, Corvette, Ferrari, Ferrari 250, Ferrari California, Ferrari Testarossa, Jaguar E-Type, Jaguar XK, Mercedes SL, porsche, Shelby on 11 28th, 2017


Looking for the perfect present for the special little someone on your holiday shopping list this season? We’ve got you covered.

Coming up for auction is an impressive array of children’s cars, each replicating a classic car, the opportunity to own for which we’d have seriously considered giving up a kidney (or limb) when we were kids.

Included on the docket are an Aston Martin DB5, Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, Shelby Cobra 289, Corvette Sting Ray, Porsche 936, Jaguar E-Type and XK120, and three Ferraris: a 250 Testa Rossa, 250 California, and 640 F1 car – all in miniature. We don’t have the full details on all of them, but the Testa Rossa and Sting Ray are of period vintage and pack electric motors.

Don’t let the size fool you, though: while they won’t cost you as much as the real thing, they’re still plenty valuable. RM Sotheby’s estimates they’ll each sell for between $10,000 and $80,000 (in the case of the TR, a similar one of which sold a few years ago for an astonishing $126,500).

Most are going up for auction in Arizona come mid-January, but the Testa Rossa and the ‘Vette are on the docket for New York on December 6. So if you’re intent on putting one under the tree, better pack your backs for the Big Apple… and bring your checkbook.

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Low-Mileage Ferrari Testarossa Is A Nice Throwback To The 1980s 26
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in auction, Classics, Ferrari, Ferrari Testarossa, used cars on 11 26th, 2017


The Miami Vice connection has gotten a bit old, so this Testarossa, which is neither white nor in Miami, might attract not just Ferrari collectors, but even someone who hates the Sonny Crockett jokes when it hits the auction block.

Listed by RMSothebys for their New York City event that takes place on December 6, it’s expected to fetch between $250,000 and $325,000, and it’s offered without reserve.

Made in 1989, a time when the Rocky series were popular and the late Michael Jackson was on the wave, this beautiful example has only 585 miles (941 km) on the clock. It’s presented in original condition, being Ferrari Classiche certified, and it was last serviced by Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale in 2015 before being bought by its current owner.

As it goes with most of these pristine condition examples that change hands for healthy sums, it is accompanied by the owner’s manuals, a tool kit, and a car cover.

The Testarossa is powered by a flat-12 engine that channels 385 HP to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission, and when it left the factory it was capable of reaching 62mph (100km/h) in just a little over 5 seconds, before topping out at 180 mph (290 km/h).

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Ferrari Loses Rights To The Testarossa Name, Could Be Used On An Electric Shaver 4
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Ferrari, Ferrari Testarossa, Reports on 08 4th, 2017


The Ferrari Testarossa is one of the brands most iconic models so it is surprising to learn the company has reportedly lost the rights to the name.
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Miami Vice Director’s Ferrari Testarossa Looks More Sophisticated In Blue 23
Jul
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, celebrities, Ferrari, Ferrari Testarossa, Pebble Beach on 07 23rd, 2017


Think of the 1980s-era Ferrari Testarossa and you'll likely be imagining it in red, or if you were a fan of Miami Vice, maybe in white. But the producer of the original series (and director of the big-screen remake) went a decidedly more sophisticated route with this one.
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People Not Buying V12 Ferraris Triggers Warning For Classic Market 17
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Classics, Ferrari, Ferrari 599 GTB, Ferrari F12berlinetta, Ferrari LaFerrari, Ferrari Testarossa, Reports on 06 17th, 2017


Poor Ferrari V12 sales in recent auctions might indicate that a shift in the classic market is coming, but the real question is whether it’s the market’s or the brand’s fault for that shift.
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The Next Ferrari: 5 Historic Nameplates Maranello Could (And Should) Bring Back 4
Jun
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Classics, Ferrari, Ferrari Dino, Ferrari Testarossa, Spotlight on 06 4th, 2017


There was a while there when Ferrari was coming up with new nameplates to go with its alphanumeric model names – or at least drawing inspiration from fresh sources.
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Truckstarossa Is A Toyota Pickup That Thinks It’s A Ferrari 15
Mar
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Ferrari, Ferrari Testarossa, TOYOTA, Toyota Hilux, Toyota Tacoma on 03 15th, 2017


Ferrari doesn't make trucks. Even while Lamborghini, Maserati, and Aston Martin get in on the SUV game, the Prancing Horse marque remains resolutely on the sidelines. So what's are truck-loving tifosi to do when the factory won't oblige?
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Ferrari 512 TR & Porsche 993 Turbo Face Off Again 20 Years Later 5
Feb
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Classics, Ferrari, Ferrari Testarossa, Ferrari-Videos, porsche, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, Videos on 02 5th, 2017


Want to put a supercar in your driveway, but can't quite afford to buy something new? The 1990s could be your answer.
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The Real ‘Miami Vice’ Ferrari Testarossa Is Up For Grabs – Again 7
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in auction, Ferrari, Ferrari Testarossa, Movie Cars on 01 7th, 2017


Few cars can lay claim to be as instantly recognizable as a white Ferrari Testarossa, and we can all thank Miami Vice for that.
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Ferrari 458 Spider With Testarossa Genes Would Be Perfect In Miami Vice Remake 14
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ferrari, ferrari 458, Ferrari Testarossa, Renderings on 09 14th, 2016


Being replaced by the newer, and arguably more capable, 488 Spider hasn’t made the Ferrari 458 Spider any less interesting.
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Ferrari 512 TR Got Roof Chop, Burberry Wrap From Garage Italia Customs 6
Aug
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Ferrari, Ferrari Testarossa, Garage Italia Customs, tuning on 08 6th, 2016


For some reason, the Testarossa’s edgy, late 1980s philosophy drifted into obscurity. It didn’t do too well on the second-hand market either, with prices dropping significantly at one point.
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Hit Or Miss? Ferrari Testarossa Wears 19″ Wheels, Dubious Wing 19
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Classics, Ferrari, Ferrari Testarossa, Forgiato, Wheels on 06 19th, 2016


The Testarossa is a car from another era, bordering on the classic, so going for an extravagant set of rims is probably not the wisest option.
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Think You Can Handle This 800 HP Koenig Testarossa? 1
May
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in auction, Ferrari, Ferrari Testarossa, used cars on 05 1st, 2016


If 20 or 30 years ago supercars were considered very demanding to drive, imagine how a heavily tuned one stacks up.
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The Real Wolf Of Wall Street’s White Ferrari Testarossa For Sale 19
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in Classics, Ferrari, Ferrari Testarossa, Galleries, used cars on 02 19th, 2016


For all the debauchery in Martin Scorcese's hit 'The Wall Of Wall Street', it's easy to forget that the film is actually based around a real person, Jordan Belfort, a man who lived the high life before being sent to prison for securities fraud and money laundering.
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