Ferrari’s $1.7M Testa d’Oro Colani

A car tailored to handle the Bonneville Salt Flats, the Testa D’Oro Colani was sculpted by German industrial designer, Luigi Colani.


To induce more power and speed into the beast, the 1991 Ferrari Testarossa’s engine was stripped and then adopted into the Testa d’Oro. Furthermore, the model comes equipped with two turbochargers accompanied by a flat-12 engine and 600-lb feet of torque, producing a hair-blowing 730 horsepower (hp).

Since 1914, motor and speed enthusiasts alike have flocked to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Tooele, Utah. During “Speed Week” in mid-August, adrenaline seekers venture to the Bonneville Speedway to flaunt their speed.

In 2012, Brandon “Sparky” Miller was the first motorcyclist to push a bike beyond its comfort zone, notching over 100 miles per hour (mph) at the event.

Luigi Colani’s Design Portfolio

Streamlined mobile (2006-08)
A “train of tomorrow” built for a German highway (1989)
Colani-inspired sports car, called the “C 112” (1970)
Magnetic levitation vehicle (1978)
Mega Roadster Horch (1996)
Mach 5 aircraft engineered for three-hour travel time from Tokyo to London (1983)
The “Frog” motorcycle concept (1973)
A 4,000-passenger aircraft capable of accommodating 1,000 per four flight decks (1977)

More work by Colani can be seen here.

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Jaguars mascot Jaxson De Ville is retiring
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