The Little Car Company, manufacturers of the limited-edition Ferrari Testa Rossa J, is delighted to announce that deliveries to customers around the world are well underway.
Designed and built in collaboration with the famous Italian marque, the Ferrari Testa Rossa J is an electric, 75% scale replica of its famous namesake which won the 1958 Le Mans 24 Hours. Developed and handcrafted using the original design drawings, supplied by Ferrari’s Classiche Department, the Testa Rossa J is limited to just 299 vehicles.
As an official Ferrari model, the Ferrari Testa Rossa J is built to meet the highest of automotive standards. The Little Car Company’s team of engineers have taken great inspiration from the craftsmanship of the original, using the same hand-beaten aluminium bodywork and hand-beating techniques.
The Testa Rossa J incorporates many features of the original, including the same steering and suspension geometry to give it truly authentic handling. The interior also showcases sublime attention to detail with the transmission tunnel removed to make space for seating to accommodate a driver and passenger.
Just like the original, the steering wheel is supplied by Nardi, which has the world’s smallest quick-release steering wheel system, developed to facilitate easy entry and exit. Similarly, the classic dials have been repurposed for their new role in an electric car, with one notable addition being a power gauge showing the level of regenerative braking being deployed.
Taking inspiration from the Ferrari 812 Superfast, a beautifully designed Manettino has been added. This switch allows the driver to alternate between the four driving modes, which have been carefully developed to make the driving experience as safe as possible:
- Novice Mode: 1kW / 24km/h
- Comfort Mode: 4kW / 40km/h
- Sport Mode: 10kW / 80km/h
- Race Mode: 12kW / 80km/h
The three batteries powering the electric engine are positioned at the front of the car, and provide approximately 90km of range, depending on driving conditions and style. The batteries are accessed under the front bonnet, while the car can also be charged where the fuel cap was previously situated.
Customers across the globe continue to take delivery of their bespoke Ferrari Testa Rossa Js, with those lucky few getting their hands on one of the 299 limited pieces.