March 16th, 2010 by Darren Cottingham
Aftermarket tuner Novitec Rosso has boosted the power and performance systems on the Ferrari California. From the factory the 2+2-seater’s 8-cylinder motor develops 338 kW and 485 Nm. While a previous programme took the car up to 368kW, the California now boasts 446kW and maximum torque of 603 Nm at 5,500rpm. The 0 – 100 km/h sprint takes just under 3.8 seconds and top speed is 325 km/h.
Performance enhancing upgrades include a mechanical supercharger, a custom intake manifold and larger injectors as well as a water-to-air intercooler. One of Novitec Rosso’s own stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with sport catalysts is installed and the ECU fully remapped.
Handling is improved by extensive suspension work including adjustable sport springs that can be lowered by 35 millimeters and a hydraulic lift system that can raise the front of the car by 40 millimeters to help negotiate speed bumps and steep driveways.
Styling tweaks include new rocker panels, a rear diffuser, rear spoiler lip and carbon fibre molding. Wheels are 21-inch in front and 22-inch at the rear, shod with 255/30 ZR 21 and 315/25 ZR 22 Pirelli tyres.
Interior upgrades are on offer through Novitec Rosso’s customisation programme.
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October 23rd, 2009 by Darren Cottingham
The Ferrari 430 Scuderia is already one of the hottest-performing supercars on the market, but some people just can’t go fast enough. While Ferrari has been working tirelessly on the new 458 Italia to replace the 430’s already legendary performance. Aftermarket tuners Novitec Rosso, have come back again with a final mod job for the Italian stallion.
Named the Edizione 747, the custom Scuderia packs some serious performance figures. By strapping a pair of superchargers to the high-revving 4.3-liter V8, along with a few more tweaks Novitec has brought output up from 510 horses to an insane 747 horsepower. Intercoolers and revised aerodynamic cooling keep the engine chilled out. Twenty-inch NF3 rims are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup rubber mounted to sport springs that lower the ride height by another 30 mm. Luckily the car is available with an adjustable front end that can lift 40 mm to clear curbs and speed bumps at the touch of a button. Novitec’s used an exclusive two-tone yellow and matte black paint scheme, and given the interior a few touches to complete the package.
Novitec claims the 747 is capable of a 350 kph top speed, and can hit 100 kph in just 3.4 seconds a touch quicker than stock. Novitec will only be making three examples, which will be enough to keep a few cashed up speed freaks busy until the new 458 Italia comes around, then it will all start again.
July 23rd, 2009 by Darren Cottingham
It’s can’t be an easy task trying to improve upon a Ferrari. There are a few aftermarket tuners (Edo Competition, Novitec Rosso) that manage to pull it off, usually. Now German tuning house Inden Design is aiming to be one of the elite few with its own modified Ferrari F430 Spider. Inden Design has played it safe and kept the modifications tasteful, instead of going extreme.
Under the bonnet, Inden Design has been subtle only reworking the ECU and fitting a new stainless exhaust system — drawing out a 35-horsepower increase to bring total output up to 525 horses. Sport springs have been fitted behind multi-spoke 20-inch wheel and a lip spoiler, side skirts and carbon diffuser round out the aerodynamics upgrades.
The interior has undergone some treatment with extra leather applied to areas that didn’t have enough. If not ruining the vehicle is a sign of a good Ferrari tuner then Inden Design’s F430 Spider is a success.
July 1st, 2009 by Darren Cottingham
Not everyone is in favour of tuners messing with one of Ferrari’s amazing creations, let alone a limited edition model like the Scuderia Spider 16M.
But German tuning company Novitec Rosso has made a name out of putting their own creative mark on the cars from the prancing horse. Their most recent creation is this twin-supercharged Scuderia Spider 16M that pumps out 696 horsepower at 8400 rpm and 503 lb-ft torque at 6300 rpm. Capable of hitting 100kph in 3.5 seconds, it’s easily one of the fastest convertibles in the world.
The Italian drop top receives larger wheels and tyres, sport springs with a hydraulic lift system, black taillights, side markers and reflectors, a leather/carbon fibre steering wheel, and carbon fibre shift paddles.
May 19th, 2009 by Darren Cottingham
The Ferrari F430 is about to make way for its replacement that is set to debut at the Frankfurt show. Ferrari itself is saying goodbye with a special edition to be auctioned off for charity (read news item). Now a pair of German firms has collaborated to send off the F430 in its own unique way. A joint effort by a company called Unique Sportscars and famous Ferrari tuners Novitec Rosso has seen the creation of the F430 Calavera.
First thing to do was strip the F430 of any class or charm this has been done by a unique tattoo-style paint job by airbrush artist Knud Tiroch. From there, Novitec has given the F430 its full workover, complete with twin superchargers to deliver 707 horsepower — more than Novitec’s own 656hp F430 Evoluzione — plus 20″ rims and an adjustable suspension. Unique and Novitec have also modified the interior and also added a strip of daytime running lights along the front splitter, integrating into the bespoke Novitec body kit.
The performance mods help the custom exotic hit 100kph in 3.5 seconds and push on to a claimed top speed of 347 kph. Unique Sportscars says they’ll only build 11 examples, and with such varied tastes in this crazy world it might just sell them all.