Novitec Rosso is the division of the aftermarket manufacturer that is exclusively dedicated to tuning prancing horses from Maranello, and they do a damn fine job of it. This can be seen with their latest take on the Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M , the high performance version of the factory tuned mid engine roadster will be produced in a limited number of only 499.
Novitec starts off by twin supercharging the 4.3 Liter V8, adding on items like a special intake manifold, high flow air filters, larger injectors and a reprogrammed engine computer to make nearly 700 HP from the high revving eight cylinder. To make sure that operating temperatures stay in a manageable range each cylinder bank gets its own water to air intercooler. The meticulous tuning results in a maximum output of 696 HP, 186 HP over the normal Scuderia 16 M.
The exterior is upgraded with understated touches like blacked out lens covers, but monstrous 20 inch wheels will stick out like a sore thumb. Measuring 12 inches wide in the rear, the rollers are wrapped in 325 series Pirelli rubber and ride on a set of Novitec sport springs. The upgraded suspension also feaures a convenient hydraulic lift that raises the nose to clear obstacles like curb stones and steep inclines, don’t worry about catching any air, the system automatically lowers itself at 80 MPH if you don’t. The Novitec Rosso tuned Scuderia Spider 16M sprints from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.5 seconds and can hit 300 Km/h after only 23.8 seconds from takeoff and goes past 330 Km/h to a top speed of 205 MPH.
Press release after the jump.
How can you make a Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M, built in a limited edition of just 499 vehicles, even more exciting and more exclusive? Easy, just take it to NOVITEC ROSSO, the world’s leading refiner of the sports cars from Maranello.
There the open-top lightweight model is fitted with the NOVITEC ROSSO RACE Bi-Compressor engine with 696 hp / 512 kW. It propels the Ferrari to a new top speed of more than 330 km/h. Numerous uncompromising sporty options such as 20-inch wheels, sport springs, a lift system for the front axle and exterior and interior accessories round out the product lineup.
NOVITEC ROSSO compressor technology has been the proven recipe for added driving fun for many years. For the eight-cylinder four-valve engine of the Scuderia Spider 16M NOVITEC ROSSO has now developed a custom version of its RACE Bi-Compressor engine.
The 4.3-liter V8 is supercharged by two cogged-belt-driven high-performance compressors with a maximum boost pressure of 0.48 bar. Each cylinder bank is fitted with a generously dimensioned water-to-air intercooler.
A specially manufactured heat-insulated intake manifold with larger cross-sections provides the engine with pre-compressed air. High-performance air filters and larger injectors round out the engine conversion on the intake side.
For a perfect symbiosis of maximum power yield, exemplary running smoothness and durability beyond reproach, the NOVITEC ROSSO engine specialists precision-match the new components with a newly programmed electronic engine management system.
Just as important are the larger cooling circuits for water and oil as well as dedicated cooling circuits for both compressors and the intercoolers.
The extensive NOVITEC ROSSO RACE Bi-Compressor conversion, available for 47,000 Euros for this and all other F430 Spider models, offers unique performance. With a power output of 696 hp / 512 kW at 8,400 rpm the NOVITEC ROSSO conversion surpasses the production engine by 186 hp / 136.9 kW. Peak torque grows from standard 470 Nm to 682 Nm at 6,300 rpm.
Driving performance improves just as impressively: The tuned Scuderia Spider 16M sprints from rest to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds, and reaches 200 km/h after just 9.7 seconds. The 300-km/h barrier is shattered after just 23.8 seconds. Top speed for the open-top mid-engine sports car increases from 315 to more than 330 km/h.
For further optimized handling of the lightweight sports car NOVITEC ROSSO offers an update from the standard 19-inch tires to three-piece 20-inch wheels. The NOVITEC ROSSO NF3 double-spoke wheels in size 8.5Jx20 in front and in size 12Jx20 in back widen the track and thus allow even higher cornering speeds. The custom-tailored high-performance tires in size 235/30 ZR 20 in front and in size 325/25 ZR 20 on the rear axle are provided by technology partner PIRELLI.
NOVITEC ROSSO sport springs lower the center of gravity and further improve agile handling. For added daily utility of the Scuderia Spider 16M NOVITEC ROSSO offers a hydraulic lift system for the front axle. At the push of a button the front is raised by 40 millimeters and makes navigating obstacles such as curbs, speed bumps and garage entries easier. The front axle reverts to normal position at a second push of the button or automatically once the car reaches a speed of 80 km/h.
To give the Spider exterior an even more striking appearance NOVITEC ROSSO offers blacks taillights, side markers and reflectors.
The lightweight-construction interior can be refined with exclusive NOVITEC ROSSO options as well. The ergonomically shaped leather/carbon-fiber NOVITEC ROSSO sport steering wheel features a flattened lower rim for easier entering and exiting. The NOVITEC ROSSO carbon-fiber shift paddles are longer than their production counterparts and make manual gearshifts of the F1-SuperFast2 transmission even easier.
Special interior color requests can be fulfilled by NOVITEC ROSSO in any imaginable color combination.