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    Thread: The Archive - 1,000hp Koenig Testarossa

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      08-22-2009 10:18 PM #2
      Awesome.

      Mien could you perhaps compare/contrast this engine with the one in the actual F-40?



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      08-22-2009 10:34 PM #4
      Wow, that looks really... tragic. The Testarossa is, by far, my favorite Ferrari ever (mid engined flat 12? Yes, please), but that body kit is just awful.

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      08-22-2009 10:36 PM #5
      I had a poster of the original Koenig Competition plastered on my wall from about 3rd grade until my sophmore year in high school.

      This shot, surrounded by a few extra detail shots.
      The other wall had the brand new for 1988 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition.

      As for which came out first?
      I dunno, to be honest. I had a poster of that car up on my wall in 1988. The F40 came out in 1987... so it's close, that's for sure


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      08-22-2009 10:39 PM #6
      chirps 4th cooool

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      08-22-2009 10:47 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by 1320-20V »
      Awesome.

      Mien could you perhaps compare/contrast this engine with the one in the actual F-40?

      This was a Flat 12 Twin Turbo
      the F40 was a V8 Twin Turbo.

      http://www.youtube.com/results...g+com

      As for the 'in your face-ness' of the body kit... it was the 80s, that's what was happening. Have you ever seen a QV500 or 25AE Countach? they started sprouting wings and vents and **** all over. When I was a kid that was hot as ****. Now when I look back, I think the original LP400 Countach was the 'better looking' Countach.

      Also, the Testarossa was SUPPOSED to have big wide open vents on the side, but transportation safety mandates required the use of the 'cheese graters'... I think they thought someone would get sucked in... or cleaved in half by the large openings on the side in the event of being clipped as a pedestrian.

      The enormous radiators and intercoolers of the CompEvo required the use of the big intakes and vents that the body kit provided. This is one of the few Mid engined cars that positioned the radiators in the back... That's why the car is so wedge shaped and wide. The width was to accommodate the engine cooling.
      Plus, Ferrari later ended up copying bits of the design for the Testarossa themselves when they turned it into the F512M

      Flush mounted headlights.

      It was the last of the Flat 12s though

      For as wide as the stock Testarossa was... the CompEvo was even WIDER
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo1xHYOO43E&NR=1


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      08-22-2009 10:51 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by THE KILLER RABBIT »
      chirps 4th cooool

      Sentras beware.

      Also, I remember when I got the poster, I found out it made 750bhp... I thought that was like the most horsepower ever ever ever.
      Then the next year the CompEvo came out at 1000bhp... and I figured that was the end of horsepower as we knew it. There could be no more.

      Now, you can get a Supra to 1000bhp.
      The stock Testarossa made 390bhp. Which was insane back then... my S6 will end up making 330whp after I'm done with it


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      01-10-2011 10:24 AM #9
      Bumped as a reference to the Countach thread currently going on.

      Also, whatever happened to MEIN_VW... his archive posts were my favorite

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      01-10-2011 10:26 AM #10
      So awesome... I recall lusting after these when I was a kid...
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    11. 01-10-2011 10:28 AM #11
      As above, I remember this car as a kid and the bodywork made 100% sense at the time. It was the 80s

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      01-10-2011 10:32 AM #12
      Very awesome!

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      01-10-2011 10:58 AM #13
      Testarossa is still my favorite Ferrari. Love it

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      01-10-2011 11:04 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by venom600 View Post
      Wow, that looks really... tragic. The Testarossa is, by far, my favorite Ferrari ever (mid engined flat 12? Yes, please), but that body kit is just awful.
      Don't forget the stickers, they are also quite terrible.

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      01-10-2011 11:06 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      Quote, originally posted by 1320-20V »
      Awesome.

      Mien could you perhaps compare/contrast this engine with the one in the actual F-40?

      This was a Flat 12 Twin Turbo
      the F40 was a V8 Twin Turbo.

      http://www.youtube.com/results...g+com

      As for the 'in your face-ness' of the body kit... it was the 80s, that's what was happening. Have you ever seen a QV500 or 25AE Countach? they started sprouting wings and vents and **** all over. When I was a kid that was hot as ****. Now when I look back, I think the original LP400 Countach was the 'better looking' Countach.

      Also, the Testarossa was SUPPOSED to have big wide open vents on the side, but transportation safety mandates required the use of the 'cheese graters'... I think they thought someone would get sucked in... or cleaved in half by the large openings on the side in the event of being clipped as a pedestrian.

      The enormous radiators and intercoolers of the CompEvo required the use of the big intakes and vents that the body kit provided. This is one of the few Mid engined cars that positioned the radiators in the back... That's why the car is so wedge shaped and wide. The width was to accommodate the engine cooling.
      Plus, Ferrari later ended up copying bits of the design for the Testarossa themselves when they turned it into the F512M

      Flush mounted headlights.

      It was the last of the Flat 12s though

      For as wide as the stock Testarossa was... the CompEvo was even WIDER
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo1xHYOO43E&NR=1

      Very nice, love the 512m.

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      01-10-2011 11:39 AM #16
      also, I later found out that many Testarossa owners have 'de-straked' their cars

      I like it

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      01-10-2011 11:49 AM #17
      $600,000 in 1990... -> ~$1,000,000 today.

      I'd kill for a Koenig F50 TT <3

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