PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY
While the top quality of the car makes it a perfect collector’s item, the car has been developed with the utmost attention from the point of view of Vehicle Dynamics and Safety. The car has four driving modes selected via the manettino key on the dashboard that deliver a range of performance modes that suit every driver.
‘Novice’ mode allows the user just 1kW of power and features a remote kill fob that also limits the range the vehicle can be from them. ‘Comfort’ mode will allow between 4-6kW of power to the user and allows the driver to begin to explore the full potential of the vehicle up to around 40km/h. ‘Sport’ mode delivers the maximum 12kW of power available and an ‘unlimited’ top speed that will be in excess of 60km/h. The final mode – ‘Race’ – will allow a balance of performance between all cars produced by The Little Car Company to ensure fun and friendly competition on the race track.
The Ferrari Testa Rossa J is powered by a 48V electric motor that delivers instant torque from 0 rpm, powered by removeable batteries mounted in the front of the vehicle that give up to 90km of range.
Whilst being a faithful replica of the original vehicle, safety has been a key driver throughout the design process. The Ferrari Testa Rossa J features hydraulic disc brakes at all corners, provided by Brembo, with a dual circuit master cylinder. The tyres are period-correct Pirelli units which deliver performance, as well as safety of a fully capable all round historic tyre, and Pirelli have been in close collaboration throughout the design and development process.
The Novice mode described above allows the owner to supervise younger drivers at safe speeds and retain full control of the vehicle from a distance. A removeable key ensures that the mode cannot be changed after it has been chosen by the supervisor.