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The 717 bhp 348 km/h NOVITEC ROSSO Ferrari 430 Scuderia

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June 29, 2008

The 717 bhp 348 km/h NOVITEC ROSSO Ferrari 430 Scuderia

The 717 bhp 348 km/h NOVITEC ROSSO Ferrari 430 Scuderia

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June 29, 2008 If your 510 hp Ferrari 430 Scuderia isn’t quite fast enough at its 320 km/h top speed, you can always add a bit more courtesy of a NOVITEC ROSSO Supersport Bi-Kompressor engine. The special twin-supercharger version of the Scuderia’s four-valve eight-cylinder engine bumps power output from the standard 510 bhp (375 kW) to 717 bhp (527 kW) and increases top speed from 320 to 348 km/h.

Each cylinder bank is equipped with its own toothed belt driven high-performance mechanical supercharger and a generously dimensioned water-cooled intercooler. Boost pressure of the superchargers is limited to 0.48 bar. A newly designed heat-insulated intake manifold with larger ports provides the engine with pre-compressed air. Two high-performance air filters and eight larger injectors complete the engine conversion on the intake side.

The perfect interaction of all NOVITEC ROSSO performance components is coordinated by a newly programmed engine management system. This benefits perfect running smoothness as well as maximum power output and unquestionable durability. The conversion further includes higher-capacity coolant systems for water and oil plus additional dedicated coolant cycles for both compressors and intercoolers.

The elaborate NOVITEC ROSSO Supersport Bi-Kompressor conversion is also available for all other Ferrari F430 Berlinetta models and costs 47,000 Euros. It delivers performance that sets it apart even from other super sports cars. 717 hp / 527 kW at 8,350 rpm represent an increase in maximum power output of 207 hp / 152.3 kW over the production car. Simultaneously peak torque grows from standard 470 Nm to 722 Nm at 6,250 rpm.

Performance of the Scuderia benefits accordingly: The tuned Scuderia sprints from rest to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds and reaches 200 km/h after just 10.1 seconds. Only 26.1 seconds pass before the two-seater reaches a speed of 300 km/h. But the NOVITEC ROSSO Bi-Kompressor also improves performance beyond those speeds: Equipped with optionally available longer gear ratios top speed increases to 348 km/h.

The custom-tailored NOVITEC ROSSO tire/wheel combination for the Ferrari offers more striking looks and further improved driving dynamics. The stock Scuderia comes with 19-inch wheels while the tuner offers three-piece 20-inch wheels for this car.

The NOVITEC ROSSO NF3 double-spoke wheels were designed to in effect widen the Ferrari’s track thus allowing even higher cornering speeds. They are mounted in size 8.5Jx20 in front and in size 12Jx20 on the rear axle. Technology partner PIRELLI provides custom-tailored high-performance tires in size 235/30 ZR 20 in front and in size 325/25 ZR 20 in the rear.

NOVITEC ROSSO sport springs further lower the center of gravity and also contribute to optimized handling characteristics. The tuner further offers a suspension feature for the Scuderia that optimizes its suitability for everyday use. The innovative hydraulic lift system for the front axle can be activated with a switch in the interior. With seconds the front is raised by 40 millimeters, making entering underground parking garages or driving over low curbs or speed bumps much easier. Upon a second push of the button or automatically when reaching a speed of 80 km/h, the front reverts to its original position.

NOVITEC ROSSO refines the exterior of the Ferrari 430 Scuderia with discrete components such as black tail lights, lateral turn signals and reflectors.

NOVITEC ROSSO also offers exclusive and functional details for the interior of the lightweight-design Ferrari. The NOVITEC ROSSO sport steering wheel with its leather/carbon-fiber material combination features a flattened bottom for easier entering and exiting of the vehicle while its ergonomically correct shape provides optimal grip. The carbon-fiber NOVITEC ROSSO shift paddles are longer than their production counterparts and make manual gearshifts of the F1-SuperFast2 transmission even easier.

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