Testarossa - 512 TR - F512 M
The Bizzarrini BZ-2001 was a one-off special built by Barry Watkins (Watkins Racing) and Bizzarrini. Watkins came up with the idea in 1990 and contacted Ing. Giotto Bizzarrini (well known for his Bizzarrini sportscars) to see if he was interested in the project. He was, so they soon started to make designs, followed in August 1991 by a full-scale clay model. Although not completed, the cars first public appearance was at the Barrett-Jackson auction in January 1993, where it attracted a lot of attention. In April 1993 at the Long Beach GP, the completed car was presented to the world, in presence of Ing. Bizzarrini.
The Bizzarrini BZ-2001 prototype was based on a Testarossa which Watkins bought in early 1991 with only 260 miles on the odo. The serialnumber of this car is not yet known. The modified engine produces 450 HP at 6700 rpm. The width of the car is 2159 mm and it weights 1202 kg. Top speed is 300 km/h and 0-60 mph takes only 3.9 seconds.