• May 30, 2006
The newest creation of German Ferrari tuners Novitec Rosso is their interpretation of Ferrari's F430.

Wind tunnel-developed aero enhancements include a front splitter, side skirts, a new rear wing and an enhanced rear diffuser.

Underneath, various suspension options are offered, including a 1-inch lower suspension kit with double-adjustable shocks and stiffer anti-roll bars. The Novitec Rosso F430 rolls on 19- and 20-inch custom five-spoke wheels, available in conventional 5-stud or racer-style center-lock mounts and shod with 255/30 and 345/25 Pirellis. Tucked inside the alloys are a set of ceramic brakes made for Novitec by Brembo.

But the crowning touch is found in the engine compartment - a dual supercharger induction system that takes the F430 powerplant to 636 hp, good for a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds, en-route to a top speed well over 200 mph.

Novitec's interior treatment befits the car's performance orientation, with lightweight sport seats and a sport steering wheel.

Price? Well, if you have to ask... the twin supercharger conversion alone will run you over $70,000 by the time you throw in the matching exhaust system and carbon-fiber airbox upgrade. American shoppers can check out the U.S. distributor, Claus Ettensberger Corp. (of CEC Wheels fame), for full details.

More pictures after the jump.

[Sources Novitec Rosso, CEC Wheels]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Too... absolutely amazing. Though I do understand the ricey comment, for some unknown reason I actually like the wing.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I can't help but see the price tag and think "I could get a nice Ariel Atom for that."
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is evidence that money cannot buy yourself good taste.
      Tweaking the most beautiful engine in the world is already sinful.
      Now tweaking what is arguably the best looking sportscar out there by jacking a new facia, wings and al is just pure idiocy.
      Ferrari put hundreads of thousands of euros in designing a car with no wing yet tremendeous downforce and little drag by using a special flat bottom and clever aerodynamics, and some nobody-small-shop just comes around and slaps turbos and a big ironing board on the back..
      Just see what the residual value on one of those babies will go; my guess is half that of a well kept fully genuine spec (which to start left you with $70K plus in your pocket).

      Anyway I am sure that there will be no shortage of clients in the middle-east and in America.
      Be prepared to be laughed at when you show up at some fancy restaurant and bystanders ask you if this is a MR2 with a bodykit..

      That's disgusting.
      • 8 Years Ago
      And some of you need to know something concerning the 0-60 times. 0-60 is of course a function of power, but even more so, it's a function of TRACTION! And that car with 636hp obviously won't have that much traction most of the time, hence explaining it's so-so 0 to 60 times. Now I know most of you kids don't give a shit about drag racing and that's fine but the fact is, quarter mile time/speed really is a better indicator of acceleration than just 0-60. If I was placing bets I'd say that car could click off high 10s and trap 140mph. A stock F430 can only dream of such performance.
      • 8 Years Ago
      ell:

      Clearly sarcasm is not your forte. I suppose you were horrified to read Thomas Swift's "A Modest Proposal". I feel sorry for you that you cannot enjoy true humor.

      Leave the rear diffuser black. Firstly, one's eyes are drawn to red first. In my eyes, there is a huge difference between the rear diffuser on the Novitec versus that of the stock 430.

      Evidence of the original:
      http://www.seriouswheels.com/2005/2005-Ferrari-F430-RA-1280x960.htm

      http://www.seriouswheels.com/2005/2005-Ferrari-F430-R-Road-1280x960.htm

      See how it DISAPPEARS.

      The wing is ugly. The front end is okay, but that's probably because it doesn't depart very far from the original.

      WHY IT'S RICE: LOOK AT THE TAIL LIGHTS. Those clear covers have to add at least 10HP. Right? U-G-L-Y. The rear end is so off it's laughable.

      Again, these are my opinions.
      • 8 Years Ago
      people who look at that and see a celica are obviously blind.

      the spoiler is as tasteful as it gets, boys. it's a far cry from RC car-style spoilers, and its profile is actually quite low, all things considered... low enough such that it really doesn't spoil the lines. the front fascia and side skirts are beautifully done; simple, clean. a mercedes mclaren is approximately 50 times busier looking. only the rear skirt/diffuser gets a bit busy, but i'm sure it's for aerodynamic purposes.

      i don't understand why modding a car is necessarily rice, and why rice is necessarily bad. sure, lots of asians like cosmetically modding their cars, so do lots of white ppl, black ppl, green/purple ppl whatever. fact is, the folks that delivered this car are german, so if anything, this car is bratwurst. not rice. altho i must say, the risotto comment was pretty classic, hehe.

      finally, olivier, seriously, you might want to get your eyes checked. they're superchargers, not turbochargers. the difference between the two is night and day... assuming you know what that's like.
      • 8 Years Ago
      btw, in case you guys needed me to spell it out for you... the rear skirt/diffuser is very close to the original 430's, except that it's painted to match the body color, that's all. in other words, yes it is for aerodynamic purposes, b/c ferrari designed it that way, and to say it looks rice would be to say that the original's is ricey.

      and seriously... have you seen an fxx? ferrari did that and charges literally millions, but noone whined about it then.

      and i still can't get over the rice thing. ever heard of ac schnitzer? what about carlsson or brabus? have you seen what they do? and how is that stuff not rice?

      ... it's cuz none of it is rice. it's all bratwurst.
      • 8 Years Ago
      At least the tasteless buyes have the comfort of knowing that the steering wheel is pre-wired for nitrous buttons
      • 8 Years Ago
      The modifications on the engine are just great...
      and great because you are not going to see them passing by next to you...

      the external modifications are just awful. you take a gorgeus piece of industrial design and put some fast and furios skirts and spoilers o_0
      • 8 Years Ago
      Regarding 0-60 times... well, they're irrelevant. They tell you virtually nothing of value. For starters, a top-end "well over 200 MPH" very likely dictates gearing that isn't optimized for boy-racer traffic-light sprints. Suffice to say this product isn't aimed at anyone who spends a lot of time whining about price on Autoblog.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm probably way off on quarter mile estimates but it doesn't matter, as that's still a far better gauge of improvement.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Take off all that cheesy body kit shit, it's not like an F430 actually NEEDS any of that fluff. If I robbed a bank I'd just buy the car with the engine mods and a bone stock body.
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