The Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is a Record-Setting Car

By: Jordan Sowunmi - Published: Aug 23, 2011 • References: ferrari_ & gizmag
It's hard to believe that any car could fetch as much as $16 million at auction, but that's exactly what the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa did, shattering a new world record.

Ironically, the record that the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa beat for the record was another Testa Rossa, the 1957 edition which went for $12.1 million. One of the major reasons the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa was able to break the record was that it was the original Testa Rossa, a prototype that became one of the most successful sports cars in history.

Ferrari is one of the biggest luxury car brands in the world, and the Testa Rossa (Italian for "red head") may be world's most exclusive cars -- only 34 are in existence.
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