Friday, January 6, 2012

Novitec Rosso Supercharges Ferrari 599 SA Aperta

Ferrari built just 80 copies of the 599 SA Aperta, which makes the roadster a pretty special car. But for owners who want the car to feel still more special, Novitec Rosso has a new tuning kit for the SA Aperta.

The conversion begins by bolting two superchargers to the Ferrari’s 6.0-liter V-12 engine. Novitec Rosso also adds a new intake manifold, larger fuel injectors, new exhaust manifolds, and a reprogrammed engine computer. The result is 888 hp at 8400 rpm and 636 lb-ft of torque at 6600 rpm, which Novitec Rosso says is enough to launch the SA Aperta to 124 mph in just 9.1 seconds, and toward a top speed of 211 mph.
As to style, the tuning group added special lightweight wheels. The fronts measure 21 inches and weigh just 23 pounds, while the rear 22-inch wheels weigh 30 pounds — which is comparatively light for such large-diameter rolling stock. The SA Aperta also benefits from Novitec Rosso springs that lower its ride height by 1.6 inches.Finally, the car gets new a carbon-fiber splitter, rear fascia, and side skirts, as along with black-tinted tail- and foglights.

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