Novitec Rosso Tunes the Ferrari 599 GTO
A rated power output of 888 hp / 653 kW, a peak torque of 862 Nm and a top speed in excess of 340 km/h thanks to twin-compressor technology: NOVITEC ROSSO, the world leader in tuning for the sports cars from Maranello, presents an even more powerful and sportier version of the Ferrari 599 GTO in a world debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2011. To further improve the power-to-weight ratio and for even more dynamic handling the two-seater car is equipped with the new, extremely light NOVITEC ROSSO forged wheels.
The NOVITEC ROSSO engine specialists have developed an even more powerful version of the proven twin-compressor six-liter four-valve V12 engine for the sport version of the Ferrari 599. Both high-performance superchargers, driven by a cogged V-belt and lubricated by a dedicated oil circuit, were optimized further. Maximum boost pressure is limited to 0.45 bar.
The large water-to-air intercooler features a dedicated water circuit and is essential for maximum power yield and healthy engine temperatures. The intake side of the engine is further modified with an intake manifold custom-developed for the twelve-cylinder engine that features high-performance air filters and high-performance injectors.
The NOVITEC ROSSO stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system ensures unimpeded exhaust-gas flow. The exhaust features four black-coated tailpipes with diameters of 90 millimeters. This exhaust system also provides drivers the opportunity to select different exhaust notes. The Manettino button on the steering wheel adjusts the exhaust note from subtle to the extremely sporty sound of a true racing car.
The NOVITEC ROSSO engine management coordinates the perfect interaction of all components of the twin-compressor conversion for the GTO and ensures exceptional power yield, smooth running and maximum endurance.
After the engine conversion the 599 GTO is among the most powerful super sports cars in the world. Maximum power output jumps from standard 670 hp / 493 kW to 888 hp / 653 kW at 8,400 rpm, giving the supercharged sports car a power-to-weight ratio of 1.74 kg / hp. The tuned V12 also produces a superlative peak torque, which increases by 242 Nm to 862 Nm at 6,600 rpm.
The combination of powerful engine, extremely fast shifting six-speed F1 transmission and the low weight of the 599 GTO results in exceptional driving performance. The coupe sprints from rest to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds and to 200 km/h in just 9.1 seconds. This establishes the NOVITEC ROSSO Bi-Kompressor firmly among the world’s fastest accelerating sports cars. Top speed is more than 340 km/h.
The silver special paint with yellow cross stripe and white patches for the starting number is reminiscence to the Ferrari 250 GTO racing car with chassis-no. 4153. In it the Belgians Lucien Bianchi and Georges Berger won the Tour de France in 1964. The lightweight-construction body itself remains unchanged with the exception of black taillights, third brake light, rear fog lamp and side markers.
The NOVITEC ROSSO suspension specialists have developed custom-tailored forged wheels specifically for the Ferrari 599 GTO. In their large size these new wheels are among the lightest of their kind anywhere in the world. They are anodized a titanium shade and feature five delicate double spokes. The resulting reduction in unsprung weight is crucial for agile handling.
The NOVITEC ROSSO NF4 10Jx21 rim for the front axle weighs just 10.4 kilograms; the size 12Jx22 rear wheel weighs only 13.8 kilograms. In addition to their low weight these wheels also widen the track and together with the wider Pirelli PZero tires in sizes 295/25 ZR 21 and 335/25 ZR 22 they allow even faster cornering speeds than the production tires.
NOVITEC ROSSO sport springs lower the center of gravity, which also contributes to this effect. An especially useful feature in everyday driving is the front-axle lift function the German specialists have devised for the GTO. At the push of a button in the cockpit the front can be raised by 40 millimeters. This eliminates the threat posed by speed bumps or underground parking ramps. Upon reaching a speed of 80 km/h the suspension automatically reverts to its original position.
Upon customer request NOVITEC ROSSO also offers exclusive interior options in any desired leather or Alcantara color for the lightweight-construction Ferrari.