OJ Simpson once commanded one of the highest salaries in the NFL when he dominated the league. His high fees allowed him to make a purchase that shook every corner of the United States. Find out what we’re talking about.
Before being charged with the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman, and entering a downward spiral that ended his career, OJ Simpson was considered one of the best players in the history of the NFL. The Heisman Trophy winner also commanded one of the highest salaries in the league and wasted no opportunity to prove it.
One of his most striking purchases and that shook every corner of the United States was that of a majestic Ferrari Testarossa whose value at that time was around 128 thousand dollars. OJ frequented nightclubs aboard this Italian manufacturer’s car in the company of his wife, Nicole Brown herself.
And it is that “juice” he was also a fan of high-end cars. In addition to this Ferrari and the already remembered ford broncothe ‘Running back, or runner, kept up to six different models in his private garage, something that only Hollywood stars and the most famous singers in the music industry were allowed.
Nevertheless, OJ was made with this model of The Prancing Horse‘ with a V12 engine and about 385 hp. The peak speed of this Ferrari reaches 180 km/h while the wait until 60 km/h was a mere 5.8 seconds. However, other features made this Testarossa a one-of-a-kind car.
It was officially presented at the Paris Motor Show in 1984, and many began to confuse it with the Testa Rossa model, which was more of a racing vehicle. Its name in Italian means “Red Head”, and refers to the wide front with the characteristic red color of the brand that gave it a vintage air without losing the maximum cutting-edge technology.