• Jun 30th 2009 at 10:30AM
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Novitec Rosso Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M - Click above for a high-res image gallery

We're unsure about the logic behind messing with one of Ferrari's amazing creations, let alone a limited edition model like the Scuderia Spider 16M. But German tuning company Novitec Rosso has no qualms about putting their own creative mark on the cars from Maranello. Their most recent creation is this twin-supercharged Scuderia Spider 16M that puts out 696 horsepower at 8400 rpm and 503 lb-ft torque at 6300 rpm. Capable of hitting 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and topping 205 mph, it's easily one of the fastest convertibles in the world. The Italian drop top also gets larger wheels and tires, sport springs with a hydraulic lift system, black taillights, side markers and reflectors, a leather/carbon fiber steering wheel, and carbon fiber shift paddles. Full details in the press release after the jump.

[Source: Novitec via AutoGuide.com]


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.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      "Capable of hitting 60 mph in 3.5 seconds"- My question is, in 10 years these cars will be able to get to 60 mph in 1 second or less, so what will be next after that?

      Once the 0-60 is conquered one wonders what cars like Bugatti and other super cars will do. I wonder if they will enter the MPG game?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Quicker 0-60 times are entirely in the hands of tire manufacturers. Most quick cars have more power available at those speeds than the tires can handle, with enough to break the tires loose above 60MPH. There's not much more a car maker can do to improve low speed acceleration other than further reducing mass.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm waiting for cars to break the 10,000 HP barrier. I just used a horse power calculator, and found out that a car weighing 3000lbs with a 10,000 hp motor can do the 1/4 mile in about 4.2 seconds at 370mph!! Wow. Just imagine what the future will bring!!

        • 6 Years Ago
        0-60 of 1 second or less in 10 years?!? I think that is highly unlikely.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You can't put enough rubber under a street car, or generate enough power to get to much less then 3.0s. We're physically capped I think unless some major breakthrough is made in tire or drivetrain technology.

        I think it would have to be something on the order of an AWD car that weighs less then 2500lbs with 800+hp and a CVT or semi auto that can shift gears lightning quick before you could get under 3.0s 0-60.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'll take one in black, please.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "can I have your paycheck, sir?"
      • 6 Years Ago
      Since we are way off topic, and car enthusiasts - Here is the Thrust SSC

      Super freaking awesome. Using just an average HP conversion (800 HP F1 car x 145) the Thrust SSC has somewhere around oh 116,000 hp. Give or take alittle.

      That was 1983, so to reiterate what i've been observing is that car tech is has by far reached its useful evolution. And should be relegated to race tracks, where it really belongs.

      • 6 Years Ago
      All respect to Novitec. They always do a great job.
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