7. Ferrari Testarossa
There is no doubt; the Testarossa is one of Ferrari’s most legendary models. Not only for its looks, for its reputation, for its performance but mostly for the allure of the ’80s style, appearance in cult TV shows, video games, and movies. The Testarossa was one of the definitive ’80s sports cars, despite the fact, its technology and mechanical layout date back in the mid-’70s. The basis for Testarossa is a special flat 12 engine with 5.0-liter displacement. This layout was first introduced in 1973 on Ferrari 512 BB and improved over the years.
The Testarossa was introduced in 1984 and featured the same design, although improved power and torque compared to 512 BB. The flat 12 cylinder engine affected the design since the engine itself is very wide, so the car’s width was pretty big. This helped the handling since the rear track was wider than the front but made city driving and maneuvering pretty hard, especially knowing that early Testarossas didn’t come with power steering. The power output from this highly specific flat 12 engine was enormous, and Testarossa had 396 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The 0 to 60 mph time was just 5.5 seconds, and the car could top 180 mph. So if you plan to drive one of those ’80s legends, be prepared to get pulled over by the cops. Even if you weren’t speeding and your papers are in order, cops might want to take a look in your trunk since back in the day, this was a favorite drug dealer’s car in Miami.