Your Fantastic Ferrari Testarossa Wallpapers Are Here

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Your mind wants this car to be red. It adjusts the balance somewhere between the cones in your eyes and the Ferrari receptors in your brain, making you believe it was red all along, just as it should be. At least my mind does. Probably because I’m a little colorblind.

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Illustration for article titled Your Fantastic Ferrari Testarossa Wallpapers Are Here
Photo: Kevin McCauley

But in all honesty, I think the color is what makes this Testarossa so special. Aside from the fact that it’s one of the early cars with only one wing mirror, I guess.

Illustration for article titled Your Fantastic Ferrari Testarossa Wallpapers Are Here
Photo: Kevin McCauley

A red Ferrari, a yellow Ferrari, even a black Ferrari is a good-time car. For cruising the Sunset Strip or Collins Avenue. But something like this, a green one? This is a car that’s capable of a little more drama. And I think these shots bring out that drama perfectly.

Illustration for article titled Your Fantastic Ferrari Testarossa Wallpapers Are Here
Photo: Kevin McCauley

These shots come to us from our friend Kevin McCauley. He took these a few weeks ago in Houston, Texas. The owner recently applied the green wrap to the car, which I am obviously a huge fan of. But I have weird opinions about Ferrari colors so don’t feel bad if you don’t agree.

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Illustration for article titled Your Fantastic Ferrari Testarossa Wallpapers Are Here
Photo: Kevin McCauley

Kevin tells me that the car has a tan interior, but the trunk carpeting is grey. Apparently the factory used whatever they had on hand for the tunk back then, matching or not.

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Illustration for article titled Your Fantastic Ferrari Testarossa Wallpapers Are Here
Photo: Kevin McCauley

If you like these shots, check out Kevin’s website here, his Tumblr here, and his Instagram here. Oh, and if you want that top shot in full resolution, click here.

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DISCUSSION

mitchkelleher
Mitch Kelleher

When a relatively rare car that’s bought partly to stand out can be ordered in any color or has many choices available, I’ll never get why anyone would pick the one they’ll see most of the others with. Maybe they like the popular color, OK, but there’s not another color they like that won’t be ubiquitous? I’m kind of envious as I have about ten different color schemes for my boat that I cannot decide between. Somewhat luckily, practical limitations might narrow it down to only about four (and none of them are white). Anyway, I’ve seen a lot of Testarossas over the years and more than half were the typical red with most other colors being singles. IMO (of course), they look better in every other color (almost—I didn’t care for a brown-gray one I saw), but this green is especially nice. I mostly just don’t like the typical bright red-yellow Ferrari uses, but I have seen one in a dark red like a ‘50's Maserati that looked pretty good.