The Ferrari Testa D’Oro Colani is a strange sight, but underneath the sloping design is a story and a mean twin-turbocharged 12-cylinder engine.
The car was created back in 1989 by Luigi Colani, a German industrial designer. He designed the car to overtake the land speed world record and the Bonneville Salt Flats, hence the long and slipstream shape. Powering the car is the previously mentioned twin-turbocharged 12-cylinder engine. BoldRide dug into its history in a June 19 article, sharing some of this car’s more fascinating details.
This engine was taken from the Testarossa, but the turbocharger were obviously implemented into the powertrain. Overall, the car pumped out 739 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque.
For the sake of comparison, the powerful F12berlinetta produces 731 hp and 508 lb-ft of torque.
Unfortunately, the car never took the crown as the fastest car on the Salt Flat, but it did leave an impression. So much of an impression, in fact, that some sources are reporting that it will sell for $1.7 million. While this monetary figure has not been authenticated, it would not come as a surprise.
The car is currently listed for sale by Maranello Purosangue, a company based in Maranello, Ferrari’s hometown.
(Image and News Source: Maranello Purosangue via BoldRide.com)