Ferrari Testarossa, more lovingly known as the 250 TR, marked the Italian luxury sports car manufacturer’s winning streak in the World SportsCar Championship races – be it the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 12 Hours of Sebring, the 1000 km Buenos Aires or the Pescara 4 Hours. This concept design by Alex Bowen – brings back the cherished memories of a time when Ferrari was the one brand that echoed around the competitive automotive industry. Alex calls his concept the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa – a perfect tribute to the well-engineered racing machine of the late 1950s and early 1960s.
This modern version of the iconic race car uses its sleek yet sinuous curves to add a refreshed feel to the old form, with a silver finish – the color popularised into the synonym for modern design by Apple. All 250 TRs had a 2-seater spider body because, at the time, this was considered the lightest and most aerodynamic configuration for a racing sports car. Everything right from the front grill, the side fenders, or the rear are a true reflection of the Ferrari brand in its true self!
In 2014, a collector paid €29 million for one Ferrari 250 TR, and it was the highest quote for a car until today. Alex’s version may appease the newer collectors, with the white strip giving a direct throwback to its racing days. The retaining of the tan leather interiors and the wheel is a testament to Alex’s good taste – maintaining the good and upgrading only the parts that need it. All in all, that is the sign of excellent design work, and it is sure to make this car to the top of your bucket list as well!
Designer: Alex Bowen