|Metcalfe and I differ on the Testarossa's looks: I thought it was ugly then and still do.|
Metcalfe sings the praises of his Testarossa's practicality: comfort, visibility, luggage space, and creature comforts that work. He rightly says it's more a GT than a supercar. Surely it must be one of the most livable Ferraris ever made. But I'd take one of the more modern hard-edged Ferraris that he doesn't like in a heartbeat over the Testarossa, especially the 458 Italia. But then if wishes were Ferraris, Pilote would ride... er... drive.
Around 1987, it fell to me to get a Testarossa weighed. Two guys showed up at the steel distributorship where I worked in a Testarossa and asked if they could borrow our truck scale. My recollection is that it weighed a bit south of 4000 lbs. with driver and fuel--maybe 3850? That was on the heavy side in those days. Alas, they didn't rev it so I didn't hear that sound that Metcalfe and I love. Metcalfe says the Testarossa is not big for a supercar--it's smaller than his Countach. It looked big to me: length and especially width.