|What is (and isn't) a
Ferrari Testa Rossa?
Newcomers to this website and to historic
racing in general probably have heard of these legendary cars but may not
know exactly what they are. Here are two similar Ferraris that could
fool all but experts.
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McCaw -- 1957 Ferrari 335S
|This is Anthony Wang's Testa Rossa (#0722).
Its very distinctive engine is below.
||Here's Bruce McCaw in a 4.1 liter 335-S
(#0764). Can you see the differences?
|The name "Testa Rossa" comes from the
(always) red-painted cam covers on these engines. These 3 liter Single
Overhead Cam (SOHC) designs produced 300 HP.
||Here's McCaw's much wilder engine.
This 4.1 liter features Double Overhead Cams (DOHC) on each bank
of cylinders -- hence the nickname "4-cams" for these near 400 HP units.
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