It takes a German tuner to make an exotic Italian sports car into this much of a purpose built performance machine. Novitec Rosso specializes in taking Ferraris and turning them into true super cars with more aggressive styling and an even more ferocious bark. With the upcoming 458 Italia the automaker from Maranello with be ceasing production of their current mid engine high performance machine, the F430. So Novitec is comemorating the model by taking Ferrari’s factory tuned F430 Scuderia, invert the stripes and upgrade the running gear to handle a maximum output of 747 HP; thus the name Edizione 747.
The big boost in power comes from Rosso’s Bi Compressor engine that takes the high revving naturally aspirated 510 HP V8 and makes it a twin supercharged screamer that now delivers an astounding 747 HP at 8,500 RPM and allows the F430 to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 3.4 seconds, reach 124 MPH in only 9.4 seconds and up to a magical 300 Km/h, or 186 MPH, in just 22.9 seconds while the Ferrari’s top speed rises to a status confirming 195 MPH.
The Novitec Rosso Edizione 747 comes with a blacked out hood and roof treatment complimented by a set of tinted taillights and side markers. What sets the livery of the 747 apart from the standard Ferrari super car is that where the normal Scuderia model wears a pair of bronze stripes, the Novitec’s brilliant yellow paint shines through. The interior of the modified Ferrari is equally as eye pleasing, featuring a Supersport steering wheel made out of just the right amount of leather to go along with the carbon fiber construction. The Edizione 747 from Novitec rides a little over an inch closer to a set of three piece NF3 split five spoke rims measuring 20 inches in diameter over the standard F430, however in an attempt to combat curb stones and entrance ramps, the front end can be raised by almost two inches at the touch of a button.
Press release after the jump.
747 Bi-Compressor Horsepower, 738 Nm, 0 - 300 km/h in 22.9 Seconds, a Top Speed of 351 km/h and a Spectacular Color Combination
It takes its name from its rated power output of 747 horsepower: To mark the farewell of the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, NOVITEC ROSSO presents the Edizione 747. The world’s leading tuner of the super cars from Maranello turns the lightweight model into one of the most powerful super sports cars of our time. And with its matte yellow and grey paintjob it is also one of the most spectacular-looking cars of our time. At the heart of this special model lies the new NOVITEC ROSSO 747 Bi-Compressor engine that boosts power output of the V8 that normally produces 510 hp / 375 kW by 237 hp / 174 kW. Driving performance improves accordingly: With a sprint time for 0 - 100 km/h of less than 3.4 seconds, 9.4 seconds to 200 km/h and just 22.9 seconds to 300 km/h the NOVITEC ROSSO model is the most powerful and quickest Scuderia in the world. Just as impressive is the top speed of 351 km/h.
If you don’t go forward, you go backwards. The NOVITEC ROSSO specialists have developed a new evolutionary stage of the NOVITEC ROSSO Bi-Compressor version of the four-valve eight-cylinder engine to commemorate the end of the production run of the Ferrari 430 model series.
The Edizione 747 specification is the ultimate high-end version and is limited exclusively to the Berlinetta model of the Ferrari 430 Scuderia. The layout of the engine conversion corresponds to all NOVITEC ROSSO Bi-Compressor conversions for the mid-engine sports car. Each cylinder bank is fitted with an intercooler and a cogged-belt-driven high-performance supercharger with a maximum boost pressure increased for this version to 0.53 bar. The intercooling system features its own dedicated water circuit. The radiator of the system is located behind a special centrally placed air duct in the front apron.
For an optimized supply of cooling air to the engine bay the specialists have developed a special underbody with integrated air deflector. The precompressed air is routed to the combustion chambers using a custom-tailored heat-insulated intake manifold with larger cross sections. Eight high-flow injectors ensure adequate fuel supply for the compressor conversion.
The NOVITEC ROSSO engine management system perfectly synchs all high-performance components and also increases redline speed by 200 rpm.
To guarantee perfect durability even under high ambient temperatures the conversion also includes more effective radiators for water and oil.
The result of this labor is a unique symbiosis of superior power and excellent running smoothness. With a rated power output of 747 hp / 549 kW at 8,500 rpm the NOVITEC ROSSO Edizione 747 Bi-Compressor engine surpasses its naturally aspirated brethren by 237 hp / 174 kW. The increase in torque from standard 470 Nm to 738 Nm at 6,300 rpm represents an enormous plus in low-speed power.
Driving performance is in an automotive class of its own: A sprint time of less than 3.4 seconds for 0 - 100 km/h is just as unique as the sprint time of 9.4 seconds to 200 km/h. After 22.9 seconds the NOVITEC ROSSO Edizione 747 already reaches the 300-km/h mark. Upon customer request the two-seater can be equipped with longer gear ratios for a top speed of 351 km/h.
In addition the NOVITEC ROSSO Edizione 747 is also the perfect eye catcher: The two-tone special matte yellow and grey paintjob emphasizes the sporty shape of the body and lends the Scuderia pedigreed racing looks. To complement these looks NOVITEC ROSSO installs black taillights, side markers and reflectors.
The racing theme dominates also the engine’s appearance: All carbon-fiber engine components come with a matte finish.
This color scheme continues on the NOVITEC ROSSO tire/wheel combination custom-tailored for the Scuderia. The diameter of the wheels surpasses the production wheels by one inch. The three-piece 20-inch NF3 double-spoke wheels in sizes 8.5Jx20 in front and 12Jx20 on the rear axle are fitted with Michelin Pilot Cup sport tires in sizes 245/30 ZR 20 in front and 315/25 ZR 20 in back.
Another measure to achieve even more agile and direct handling is the installation of NOVITEC ROSSO sport springs, which lower the ride height of the Ferrari by some 30 millimeters.
To lend the Scuderia better suitability for everyday use despite the lowering NOVITEC ROSSO offers an innovative hydraulic lift system for the front axle. At the push of a button in the cockpit the front is raised by 40 millimeters. It allows drivers to safely navigate parking ramps, low curbs and speed bumps. After safely passing over the obstacle, another push of the button reverts the suspension to its original position. If the button is not pushed the front end reverts to its original position automatically once the car reaches a speed of 80 km/h.
NOVITEC ROSSO also adds sporty and exclusive highlights to the interior of the Edizione 747. The Supersport steering wheel features a combination of leather and carbon-fiber and offers perfect grip. Its flattened bottom also makes entering and exiting the vehicle easier. To complement the steering wheel NOVITEC ROSSO offers carbon-fiber shift paddles. They are longer than their production counterparts and make manual shifting of the F1-SuperFast2 transmission even easier.
In addition, upon customer request NOVITEC ROSSO equips the coupe with a two-tone interior perfectly matched to the exterior colors.