Hot-Blooded and Classy
The Testa Rossa, literally “red head” in English, owes its name to the valve covers of its 12-cylinder engine being painted red. As one of the most hot-blooded and successful race cars of all time, it led Ferrari to win several Sports Car World Championships and three Le Mans victories (1958 / 60 / 61), among others. There is good reason that this car is one of the best-remembered classics in automotive history.
With its prowess, its unique beauty and elegance, the Testa Rossa touched off a fascination that has stayed with racing enthusiasts around the world to this day. Sergio Scaglietti, an exceptionally gifted automobile designer, had Formula 1 in the back of his mind when he started his work on the body design. The distinctive front styling proved to be a trademark of his design, causing instant excitement. No less breath-taking were its extremely drawn-in front fenders. They were designed to give the Testa Rossa’s front drum brakes better cooling. Soon everybody in the international racing circles started talking about the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa “Pontoon Fender”.
A total of 19 vehicles were delivered to private racing teams, and four more were built just for the Scuderia Ferrari. 2009 saw Maranello hold a famous auction “Leggenda e Passione,” where a 250 Testa Rossa “Pontoon Fender” was sold for 9.02 Million Euros (approx. 12.5 Million US Dollars). Is there better proof that the fascination about the Testa Rossa lives on today?
This CMC model features an impressively realistic-looking body and an impeccable finish in Ferrari red. The unprecedented detailing is so complete that will raise the heartbeat of every collector.