If you think ‘tuners’ are all about Japanese rice burners, with water tank size NOS cylinders a la Fast & Furious, think again.
The Germans are the undisputed masters of prestige tuning, and for every mainstream performance car brand there is a gold star tuning house, which make these rockets look better and go faster.
Novitec Rosso, is regarded as the leading Ferrari tuner in Europe and probably the only company in the world that can make a stock F430 Scuderia Spider 16M, look better than the original Italian craftsmen.
The Scuderia Spider 16M was built to celebrate Ferrari’s 16th Formula One constructors title, and is a very special car.
With just 500 examples being made, it is said to take the position, as the fastest Ferrari Spider ever built, but the Germans still have their autobahns and fast is never fast enough.
Novitec Rosso has fitted twin superchargers to the 16M, which has added an additional 139kW and gives a total power output of an astonishing 519kW.
To put that in perspective, the factory model rolls out of the Maranello gates with 380kW, and will accelerate from a standing start to 100km/h in 3.7 seconds.
While we don’t know the precise sprint times for the Novitec Rosso 16M, we can only tremble, and assume acceleration is nothing short of ferocious.
RamSpeed, who represent all the major German tuners in this country, flies these extensive Novitec Rosso engine conversions to Australia.