• May 27th 2010 at 1:01PM
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Ferrari 612 Scaglietti by Novitec Rosso – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ferrari fanatics should be familiar with the work of Novitec Rosso. The Dutch tuning house regularly churns out beefed-up versions of Maranello's finest. But while recent releases have upgraded the California, 599 GTB Fiorano and 430 Scuderia, Novitec has now turned its attention to Ferrari's flagship grand tourer.

The custom 612 Scaglietti has been treated to an ECU upgrade and a host of cosmetic and rolling stock upgrades. The lightly massaged 5.7-liter V12 – good for 530 horsepower and 434 lb-ft in stock trim – has been boosted to nearly 560 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque, dropping the big coupe's 0-60 mph sprint below the four-second mark and its top end to north of 200 mph.

Coupled with interior enhancements, darkened indicator lights and 20-inch front and 21-inch rear modular wheels, Novitec has imbued the big Scag with a modest, but much needed attitude adjustment until its replacement arrives. Details in the press release after the jump, high-res images in the gallery below.

[Source: Novitec Rosso]
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Arrivederci 612 Scaglietti!
NOVITEC ROSSO Refines the Ferrari 2+2-Seater

2+2-seaters have a long and illustrious tradition at Ferrari. The 612 Scaglietti seamlessly continued this tremendous success story since its debut in the fall of 2003. To make this extraordinary automobile even more exclusive and to add an even higher level of customization NOVITEC ROSSO now offers new accessories such as a custom-tailored tire/wheel combination with diameters of 20 and 21 inches, a power increase to 565 hp / 416 kW, a stainless-steel sport exhaust system, new taillight design and upgrades for the interior.

Wheels make a car and for a Ferrari the best is just good enough. The NOVITEC ROSSO suspension specialists have developed custom versions of the three-piece NF3 alloy wheels for the Italian sports car.

The new wheels feature a striking design with five double spokes and polished outer flanges. Contrary to the 19-inch production wheels, the 612 Scaglietti in NOVITEC ROSSO trim sports a combination of size 9Jx20 wheels in front and size 12.5Jx21 rims on the rear axle.

This measure benefits not only the driving dynamics of the car but also and foremost the coupe's appearance. The staggered wheels further emphasize the wedge-shaped design of the two-door car.

In the P Zero tire technology partner Pirelli offers the perfect ultra-high-performance tires for this tire/wheel combination that makes optimal use of the available space in the wheel wells Tires in size 275/30 ZR 20 on the front axle provide enormous grip during fast cornering and hard braking. Tires in size 355/25 R 21 on the rear axle allow even higher cornering speeds and provide maximum traction.

The exclusive look can be further upgraded with black NOVITEC ROSSO lamps. The complete package comprises the four round taillights, the reflectors and the side markers.

Further cornerstones of the NOVITEC ROSSO program for the 612 Scaglietti are a power increase and an even sportier exhaust note. The inner workings of the V12 engine with a displacement of 5,748 cm³ remain untouched. The power increase to 565 hp / 416 kW at 7,290 rpm is the product of a newly calibrated engine management system and the NOVITEC ROSSO stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system.

The tuning gives the V12 engine an even crisper response and lets it rev up even faster. Simultaneously peak torque grows to 609 Nm at 5,300 rpm. A top speed of more than 325 km/h and a sprint time for 0 - 100 km/h of just 3.9 seconds make the 2+2-seater an even more dominant sports car.

The NOVITEC ROSSO sport exhaust system is an integral part of the power increase and produces a truly delightful exhaust note. The NOVITEC ROSSO exhaust is easily distinguished by its four 90-mm tailpipes cut at an angle.

NOVITEC ROSSO upgrades the four-seat interior according to customers' personal preferences. The ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel comes in any color imaginable. But that's not all: Customers can also freely choose the steering wheel's material as well as the thickness of the rim. The rim is flattened at the bottom for easier entering and exiting of the vehicle.

Every NOVITEC ROSSO interior is characterized by its masterful precision finish and its striking colors. But NOVITEC ROSSO realizes not only Ferrari owners' personal material and color selections, it also custom-tailors the seat to each customer's body measurements. Special requests such as for seats with even more lateral support or a lowered seat position for especially tall drivers round out the interior customization program.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I've always really liked this Prancing Horse...
        • 5 Years Ago
        always loved the 612

        come to think of it, it's almost as good looking as the Alfa 8C Competizone

        but woudl not mind ahving either in my garage, just must win lottery
        • 5 Years Ago
        and I was afraid to say how much I love this design because I am older and expected to be shouted down, yet so many here agree with me! Simply no unnecessary lines on the 612. Flawless design.
      • 5 Years Ago
      seems like a good value Ferrari considering you can get a decent used one for $120 - $140K. For a V12 Ferrari, that seems like a good deal
      But then there is the maint.
      I guess it would be easier to wrench than one of their mid-engine vehicles. But......maybe not cheaper, because this has 4 more cylinders.
      ..........oh well.........
      • 5 Years Ago
      Meh. The 612 has always been one of the least visually engaging Ferraris for me, tied with the 456. I mean, it's still a Ferrari, but if I were to have one, it'd be something else. As for the tuning, I'm glad they didn't slap some snails on it, but 560hp from a 5.7? Couldn't you squeeze that last 10hp? Haha, guess that's just me being a little OCD...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I agree with mike and rens. The 612 always tugged at my heart with its simple smooth lines. A slight lowering job and some nice wheels make it perfect. The standard wheels are too small and the ride height too tall for a Ferrari. This is just right. Mmm.

      Too bad the next generation is probably going to look like crap.
      • 5 Years Ago
      the Scaglietti is beautiful but if you actually look at it in person, this is a very large car... in fact too large.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I was always under the impression that visual modifications to Ferrari's were considered copyright infringement and that Ferrari would take away the owner's car. Does Novitec have an agreement with Ferrari? I know they've been modifying Ferrari's for a long time.
        • 5 Years Ago
        But it might not be your property, i.e. a lease. I have heard of an instance, from someone that I trust would be privy , in which a person's Ferrari was taken back because of modifications to the exterior, specifically aftermarket wheels. They might have done this during a lease inspection, for instance, or after routine maintenance on a leased car. It might be in the lease agreement that modifications will result in repossession of the vehicle ... I've never studied a Ferrari lease agreement.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Love this car....so smooth. Love what they did to it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree....smooth lines and a clean look IMO is the BEST look a car can have and it will age very slow. People say its boring and bland but In my eyse nothing beat a smooth flowing design.

        One reason I love my 2000 GS400....looks better then most new cars. Lexus made it round, wide and smooth.
        • 5 Years Ago

        Well i'm sure you can relate to a simple clean interior a la Alfa 2uetto concept.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @James Sonne

        I have to hand it to you James. You hit the nail on the head, as well. Smooth, simple lines are not bland and boring, but extremely pleasing to the eyes and make for a timeless design, interior and exterior.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is one of the cars that I wish to own, though it is really highly tuned but I think even the original is good enough to give you the real feel of the drive, the price is also good though, found some info at http://www.carbroker.org/Top-Latest-Cars/Ferrari/2009-Ferrari-612-Scaglietti.php Seems well worth the price though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Never been a fan of supercar tuners. Leave the "upgrading" to the manufacturer.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @erik and rens

        Couldn't have said it better myself. But i guess tuning a supercar is excess. And according to a certain autoblog reader, excess=luxury and luxury=better. Me, I just don't get it. It would be like trying to touch up the Mona Lisa.
        • 5 Years Ago
        So true. These cars are pretty much perfection coming out of the factory, so anything you do to change them would make them less than perfect.
      • 5 Years Ago
      For the last time you mongrels: Novitec Rosso is a GERMAN company. Why are you always saying its Dutch?!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Because people visit the website and it tells them the company is 'Deutsch', and they think 'Ah, Dutch!' These are the same people that try to book a room in France in a 'hotel de ville'
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