Novitec Rosso, the team behind various internationally-recognised, heavily-tuned Ferrari vehicles, has unveiled the new Novitec Rosso Ferrari 599 GTO at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.
Novitec isn’t the type of company to add frilly bodykits to its vehicles, it’s more interested in making cars goes like stink. Not that Ferraris laze about to begin with. This example, though, is truly something. It features the same Ferrari 599 6.0-litre V12 engine – an engine that already produces 456kW – only Novitec supercharges it, twice.
Thanks to the twin supercharger units the engine now produces a simply ferocious 662kW of power and 862Nm of torque. The famous Tipo F140C engine – also featured in the Ferrari Enzo – still screams like a proper Ferrari too, even after Novitec revisions. Maximum power is reached at 8400rpm while peak torque is reached at 6600rpm.
Novitec says this epic combination of revs and brute force is athletic enough to propel the 599 from 0-100km/h in just 3.2 seconds – we suspect the only element holding the car back from achieving it in a faster time is the rear tyres.
Each supercharger is limited to just 6.5psi, so it’s not like the engine is ever taking its final breath. This means it’ll scream all the way to a top speed of 340km/h.
When we said Novitec doesn’t do bodykits, we sort of lied. The company does fit a discrete kit for added aerodynamic efficiency and downforce. It comprises a new rear bumper and, more obviously, a new rear diffuser unit with integrated exhaust outlets.
There’s also a revised front bumper sitting at the pointy end to direct airflow to all the right places. Novitec Rosso forged wheels complete the package.
Pricing for the Novitec tuning kit is yet to be announced.