Weekend Watch: A 1987 Ferrari Testarossa drives from UK to the dunes of Sahara without a puncture!

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The Testarossa is one of the most-produced Ferraris ever with more than 10,000 examples made and sold, but that doesn’t make this Pininfarina designed piece of exotica any lesser. In fact, the Ferrari Testarossa, which means ‘Red headed’ in Italian, is one of the most recognized and wallpapered Ferrari ever. Manufactured between 1984 and 1996, this mid-rear engined, two-door coupe is powered by a 4.9-liter V12 that scooped out 396 PS of power at 6300 rpm and 490 Nm of torque at 4500 clicks on the rev counter. Managing a 0 – 100 time of 5.2 seconds, the tasty Testarossa can attain a top speed of 290 kph.

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Taking inspiration from Richard Bremner’s 1995 adventure of driving a Ferrari 512M all the way from Modena to the Yasmina hotel in the Sahara desert, twenty years later, Harry Metcalfe decides to repeat the adventure with his 87 born pretty girl. Watch it, happens to be just the sort of a thing that seeds some ideas in your head on a lazy afternoon.