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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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.
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
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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
Bumped as a reference to the Countach thread currently going on.
Also, whatever happened to MEIN_VW... his archive posts were my favorite
also, I later found out that many Testarossa owners have 'de-straked' their cars
I like it
this is still the greatest supercar of my generation.
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