Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa – 42 Targa Florio 1958 – Mike Hawthorn, Wolfgang Von Trips
FERRARI 250 TESTA ROSSA
Undoubtedly, one of the most iconic Ferraris of all time is the 250 Testa Rossa. Created on the basis of the 500 TRC to adapt to the changes that the Comissione Sportiva Internazionale was going to make to the regulations, the driveability of the frame was exploited, adding a much more powerful V12 engine and a body designed by Scaglietti characterized by the open front wheel arch, which was nicknamed the “pontoon fender”. The 250 Testa Rossa won the Constructors’ World Championship in 1958.
The unit you are holding in your hands reproduces the one that finished in third position in the 1958 Targa Florio, driven by Mike Hawthorn, who would become Formula 1 World Champion with Ferrari that same year, and by Wolfgang Von Trips, who was a silent knight, who should have become Formula 1 champion. A race in which they kept fighting for the first position in a tough race with more than 12,000 turns that combined mechanical and physical resistance.
This model is developed and manufactured entirely by hand in our workshop in a limited series of only 150 units.