Novitec Rosso Ferrari 599 GTB
The modification company Novitec Rosso cannot get rid of all Ferraris. In this case, we are talking about the Ferrari 599 GTB, which is a very powerful car. There is always more power and performance that can be obtained from any given car, even a car as good as the Ferrari 599, so what does Novitec Rosso have?
They summed it up this way: An Extra 40 hp, Striking Design and Exclusive Accessories.
OK, no probs there really. The world being what it is, they’re probably hitting three of their target markets main areas of focus: Performance, aftermarket appearance “upgrades” and nick-knacks.
Novitec Rosso says they’re ” ... the worldwide leader in customizing the great cars from Maranello.” Which makes sense, cause I can’t think of another one.
The most interesting of the mods are, of course, under the hood. The Performance Stage 3, as Novitec Rosso calls it will cost you some serious bread, but hey, if you can afford a 599, you’re probably not worrying about that. The prices start at 10,490 Euros, which is around 13 or 14K, and that gives you a power bump from 620 hp to 660 hp, and they do this without altering the engine’s internals. You get new engine electronic engine management system with new mapping for ignition and injection as well as increase in maximum engine speed to 8,550 rpm. You also get a complete NOVITEC ROSSO stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system (and yeah, they’re another one of those companies whose name is in all caps, and no, I don’t know why).
The exhaust system has a trick little feature where you can select a position on the steering wheel mounted ‘Manettino’ switch that activates a controllable exhaust flap to change the exhaust note from sporty yet subdued to what they term a “bona fide racing sound”.
The redone engine mapping also gives you a slight boost in the top end, bumping the top speed by five km/h to 335 km/h.
On the appearance side of things there’s a new front spoiler lip that reduces lift up front, and out back there’s a new rear wing and diffuser. There are also new rocker panels. The body tweak components are also available in clear-coated carbon fiber if you don’t want to color match them. NOVITEC ROSSO has also modified the taillights, side markers and auxiliary brake light along with new LED rear fog lights.
Naturally, they had to work over the suspension and the wheels. There’s a cockpit-mounted button that raises the ride height by 40 millimeters so you can get over parking-garage ramps or speed bumps a little easier. When you reach 80 km/h the front of the car automatically drops back down to its normal ride height.
The wheels are three-piece NOVITEC ROSSO NF3s that come in a rainbow of colors and are fitted with Pirelli high-performance tires. Up front you get 9Jx20 wheels with size 275/30 ZR 20 tires and out back, there’s 12.5Jx21 wheels with tires in size 355/25 ZR 21s.
This is the Novitec Rosso press release:
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