Wednesday, May 6th 2015. | Auto & Motor, Car

Supercars aren’t typically the best vehicles for long trips through the desert, no matter what the Porsche 959’s rally successes might have led you to believe. But even if they aren’t ideally suited to the situation, there are some that really can handle the trip. This video is an extra long episode of Harry’s Garage wherein Harry Metcalfe takes his 1987 Ferrari Testarossa on a trip across Morocco to the Sahara. This is actually a repeat of the trip taken by Richard Bremnar of Car magazine in 1995 in a Ferrari 512 M, the final evolution of the Testarossa.

It’s an interesting idea, and it turns out that there are both some advantages to taking such an old car. Chief among these is that the Testarossa doesn’t use the kind of low profile tires that essentially all supercars use today, and that makes it much better on bumpy surfaces. Of course, a 28-year-old Italian car is going to have reliability issues in the best of environments, and this one is no exception. But on the whole, it holds up pretty well.

2000 Mile Trip To Sahara Desert In A Ferrari Testarossa: Video originally appeared on topspeed.com on Wednesday, 6 May 2015 17:00 EST.

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