Thursday, October 22, 2009

Novitec Rosso Pays Tribute to the Ferrari 430 Scuderia with 747HP Edizione Special

Novitec Rosso Pays Tribute to the Ferrari 430 Scuderia with 747HP Edizione Special

Sooner or later, Ferrari will present a successor to the outgoing 430 Scuderia with a similar no-compromise lightweight version of the 458 Italia, but until then, German tuning firm Novitec Rosso decided to pay homage to the Italian supercar with a specially tuned model called Edizione 747. At the heart of the car lies a heavily modified version of the naturally-aspirated 4.3-liter V8 that produces 510HP and 470Nm of torque in stock form.

With the help of a twin-supercharger, new software for the ECU and various other upgrades, Novitec Rosso boosts the V8's output to 747 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 738 Nm at 6,300 rpm.

So equipped, it takes the Edizione 747 less than 3.4 seconds to accelerate from zero to 100km/h (62 mph) and 9.4 seconds to 200 km/h (124 mph), while the Italian supercar go on to achieve a top speed of 351 km/h or 218 mph.

Novitec Rosso says that the Edizione 747 comes equipped with a new intercooling system that features its own dedicated water circuit while the firm's engineers have also developed a special underbody with integrated air deflector to optimize supply of cooling air to the engine bay.

A set of sport springs that lower the ride height of the Ferrari by some 30 millimeters and the three-piece 20-inch NF3 double-spoke alloys fitted with Michelin Pilot Cup sport tires in sizes 245/30 ZR 20 at the front and 315/25 ZR 20 at the back complete the performance upgrades.

Buyers may also choose to fit the Edizione 747 with an optional hydraulic lift system for the front axle that raises the car's height by 40mm at the push of a button to safely navigate parking ramps, low curbs and speed bumps.

On the outside, Novitec Rosso's treatment includes a two-tone special matte yellow and grey paintjob complemented by darkened taillights, side markers and reflectors.

Upon customer request the tuner can equip the coupe with a matching two-tone interior while other options include a new steering wheel dressed in a combination of leather and carbon-fiber as well as carbon-fiber shift paddles.