This Ferrari Testarossa Reminds Us How Awesome Gaming Can Be

Ferrari Testarossa in Forza 5 photos
Photo: forzadays on Instagram
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Ferrari is a name that made its way to pretty much every popular racing game out there, and it happened for a good reason: people love it so much that a release without the brand wouldn’t make any sense especially considering the performance of the cars wearing the Prancing Horse logo and their results in the world of the motorsports.
So basically, it’s no surprise that Ferraris are everywhere we look in the gaming world, but at the same time, it goes without saying that not everyone gets them right.

Forza Horizon 4, however, provides gamers with a wide variety of choices when it comes to Ferrari models, and this clean version of the Testarossa published on Instagram by forzadays is one of them.

The Testarossa is a car that looks stunning, there’s no doubt about, and this isn’t necessarily surprising. The car was designed by Pininfarina and the original model was produced for seven years, with two improved versions manufactured until 1996.

So if you’re wondering what makes it so special and why people choose it to race in Forza, it’s because getting their hands on one isn’t really that easy.

The Testarossa was announced at the 1984 Paris Auto Show and landed in the form of a 2-door mid-engine coupe whose purpose was to replace the Ferrari BB 512i.

The rear-wheel-drive model was equipped with a 4.9-liter engine, and just like any other Ferrari, its performance easily set it apart from the rest of the crowd. With a maximum power of 385 horsepower and 490 Nm of torque, the Testarossa accelerated from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in just 5.3 seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 290 kph (180 mph). It was eventually replaced in 1996 by the front-engined Ferrari 550 Maranello.

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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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