• Feb 26, 2010
Novitec Rosso 848 RACE – Click above for high-res image gallery

Novitec Rosso always goes big at the Geneva Motor Show, and this year won't be any different with the introduction of the 848 RACE, a twin-supercharged version of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano.

As its name would imply, those two blowers, combined with a set of water-to-air intercoolers, a new exhaust and an ECU tune, are good for 848 horsepower at 7,900 rpm and 621 pound-feet of torque at 6,300 rpm, allowing the matte white and grey supercoupe to run to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, hit 186 mph in 23.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 214 mph flat out.

In addition to the new 20-inch wheels in front and 21-inch hoops in the rear, upgraded Brembo brakes and an adjustable sports suspension that can lift the front of the 599 by 40 mm, aluminum and carbon fiber accents swath the inside, along with an upgraded flat-bottom steering wheel with a switch that opens an additional baffle in the exhaust. Novitec hasn't released full pricing on the upgrades, but for this kind of custom kit, we'd expect the 848 RACE to command a $200k premium over the base 599. Make the jump for the full details.


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NOVITEC ROSSO RACE 848

  • 848 hp / 624 kW, 842 Nm and a Top Speed of 345 km/h+
  • World Debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2010

NOVITEC ROSSO RACE 848 - this name stands for an absolutely unique high-performance sports car. Only three of these automotive masterpieces will be built. The two-seater car is based on the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and celebrates its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2010.

Underneath the striking aluminum skin that sports the unusual color combination of matte white and grey beats an extremely powerful heart: The NOVITEC ROSSO RACE 848 twelve-cylinder twin compressor engine produces 848 hp / 624 kW of power and has a peak torque of 842 Nm. Powered by this engine the car sprints from rest to 100 km/h in less than 3.4 seconds, to 300 km/h in just 23.7 seconds, and reaches a top speed in excess of 345 km/h. This exclusive special model also features an aerodynamic-enhancement kit developed in the wind tunnel, three-piece 21-inch wheels with matching sports suspension, a high-performance brake system and exclusive interior options.

The NOVITEC ROSSO RACE 848 is powered by an evolutionary stage of the tried and proven twin-compressor engine conversion for the six-liter V12 four-valve engine of the F599. For an additional power increase of 40 hp / 29.4 kW both mechanical chargers were fitted with modified turbine blades, several details of the engine peripherals were modified and the engine electronics were reprogrammed.

The high-performance chargers have an electronically limited boost pressure of 0.48 bars. The chargers are driven by a cogged belt and have their own dedicated oil circuit. A large water-to-air intercooler with dedicated water circuit also contributes greatly to the optimal power yield. A custom-developed intake manifold, high-performance injectors and sport air filter round out the engine conversion.

In addition, high-performance headers custom-designed for the compressor engine and the NOVITEC ROSSO stainless-steel quad sport exhaust system with a pipe diameter of 90 millimeters are also installed. The intensity of the exhaust note can be adjusted with a little switch on the steering wheel called the 'manettino.'

The NOVITEC ROSSO engine management system coordinates the perfect interaction of all conversion components and ensures excellent power yield, running smoothness beyond reproach and maximum longevity.

The NOVITEC ROSSO RACE 848 specification represents a power increase over the production engine of 228 hp / 167.8 kW to 848 hp / 624 kW at 7,900 rpm. Simultaneously peak torque grows by 234 Nm to 842 Nm at 6,300 rpm.

Longer carbon-fiber NOVITEC ROSSO shift paddles make shifts of the six-speed F1-Superfast transmission even quicker and more precise. The gearbox also plays a major part in the superior performance of the car. Acceleration from rest to 100 km/h takes just 3.4 seconds, the sprint to 200 km/h a mere 9.6 seconds. With a sprint time for 0 - 300 km/h of just 23.7 seconds the NOVITEC ROSSO RACE 848 solidifies its position among the world's fastest-sprinting sports cars. The car reaches a top speed of more than 345 km/h.

This level of performance places highest demands on well-balanced aerodynamic properties which received their finishing touches in the wind tunnel. The NOVITEC ROSSO front spoiler lip reduces lift on the front axle. The rear apron is upgraded visually and aerodynamically with a rear diffuser. The NOVITEC ROSSO rear wing further increases downforce.

The NOVITEC ROSSO rocker panels calm the airflow between front and rear wheel arches and their large air ducts optimize the supply of cooling air for the rear brakes.

The unique paint scheme sets the NOVITEC ROSSO RACE 848 even further apart from the rest: The matte-white aluminum body contrasts with grey accents such as the roof and parts of the hood to create an especially sporty appearance. Black side markers, black tail lights and third brake light as well as LED backup lights add further visual highlights.

The high-performance equipment also includes three-piece NOVITEC ROSSO NF3 wheels shod with Pirelli P Zero high-performance tires. The alloy wheels with five double spokes measure one inch diameter more than the production wheels. The front axle features size 9Jx20 wheels with size 275/30 ZR 20 tires. Size 12.5Jx21 wheels and size 355/25 ZR 21 tires on the rear axle provide excellent traction.

The king-size wheels offer space for the high-performance brake system developed in cooperation with brake specialist Brembo. The system uses the largest brake components currently approved for street use. Front and rear axle feature steel discs with a diameter of 405 millimeters and six-piston brake calipers. This system represents an optimal combination of braking power and endurance.

The height-adjustable NOVITEC ROSSO sport suspension also allows the damping rates to be set to the individual preferences of the future owners of the super sports car. The suspension's lift function on the front axle can be activated with a push of a button in the cockpit. It raises the front of the vehicle by 40 millimeters to safely navigate such obstacles as speed bumps or parking garage ramps. Upon reaching a speed of 80 km/h the suspension automatically reverts to its original drive position.

The interior of the NOVITEC ROSSO RACE 848 offers an especially exclusive ambiance and features a limited edition plaque with the car's serial number. The interior is built to the customer's exact specifications and the customer can choose between a highly luxurious or a Spartan racing flair. The interior appointments include aluminum pedals and foot rest as well as the NOVITEC ROSSO leather/carbon-fiber sport steering wheel with flattened bottom for easier entering and exiting of the vehicle.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      tht too cool.......Rosso Can reach 100 km/h in less than 3.4 second & top speed in excess of 345 km/h, i like to Own this
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like an Orca.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Finally, somebody added some power to the 599! God the stock thing is so dog slow!...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hmmmmmm... the Tesla does 0–60 mph in 3.7 seconds at a fraction of the cost of this.
      Kinda makes these hot italian cars look silly IMO!

      Flippin' nice looking car though.
        • 4 Years Ago
        True, on a track it's a different situation..
        However you're usually getting MPG in the 0-10mpg range when you're flogging a high performance v8/v10/v12 so honestly in a car of that size, unless the fuel tank takes up the trunk, your total range is gonna suck too.

        Recently a reporter got 40 miles out of an aged tesla while flogging it to the max... that's not bad.

        I'm sure it doesn't handle like this car, but then again it's on a lotus chassis, so you know the tesla has the potential to do so.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @neptronix

        Agreed, on the gas consumption however the major diff is it wont take 8 hours to fill the tank.:) If you haven't noticed I am going to fight against battery only options till i die... The real future is in Hydrogen. Why? well it creates its own power, see when you plug that Tesla to the wall guess what, the power its drawing from is likely coal based with enormous gas trucks hauling the coal, so its not really planet conscious. Everyone really needs to get on the Hydrogen wagon so we can get the infrastructure in place. Now if you combine Tesla technology coupled with Honda fuel cell you have a winner.

        • 4 Years Ago
        c'mon man you cannot be serious comparing Tesla to this machine. Put them both on a track and difference would be like night and day, oh yeah drive a Tesla hard on a track and lets see how long that battery lasts. Coming in to pit hook me up.


        Pshhhhhhh....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Best color scheme ever.
      • 4 Years Ago
      EPIC!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Once you've seen the 599xx and the upcoming 599 GTO(not the stinkerbrink) this car is ...well....nothing.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah 599GTO FTMFW. Can haz canards.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's beautiful...but doesn't the 599 do 0-60 in 3.2sec in stock trim?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like an Orca.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Just beware getting too close, as a trainer just found out.


        BTW...

        This car is begging for a hood scoop like the 550/575, done well.

        I would have left the A-to-C pillar arches and flying buttresses in body color, and just blacked out the center of the roof.

        and I would have used a color other than white. Blue or silver ferraris often look quite sophisticated.
      • 4 Years Ago
      But for just another $50k I could lease a Lexus.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A very nice clean, slippery and simple traditional design with performance to back it up. Design-wise not at all like so many of the Lego Transformer School of Wannabes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      im still not a fan of the single taillight on each side... looks awkward and goofy to me... but besides that trivial detail, that car looks sick!
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