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The Supercharged Novitec Rosso Ferrari SA Aperta 599 Exposed

Limited edition force-fed Ferrari.

The Ferrari SA Aperta was built to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Pininfarina and limited to just 80 units – all of which are already sold. If you were lucky enough to get your hands on the convertible version of the 599, Novitec Rosso has a supercharged upgrade program that will blow your top off for good.

The V-12 engine of the SA Aperta is already more powerful than the original 599, packing 661 horses stock. But, for a true stallion, Novitec Rosso believed that it needed to have an untamed engine. The German tuning company developed a twin-supercharger system for the 6.0-liter V-12 with dedicated water circuit and larger intercooler system. The twin-mechanical supercharger system includes a custom intake manifold, larger fuel injectors, sports air filters, special exhaust manifold, and software optimization program. To reduce backpressure, Novitec Rosso installed an in-house stainless steel exhaust system with 90 mm black-coated tailpipes and butterfly valves to control the sound.

After the supercharger upgrade, the Novitec Rosso Ferrari SA Aperta can produce 888 horsepower at 8,400 RPM and 636 lb-ft. of torque at 6,600 RPM. Power is sent through the six-speed F1 sequential transmission, propelling the drop-top to 62 mph in 3.1 seconds; 124 mph in 9.1 seconds; and to 186 mph in 21.9 seconds. The top speed is also drastically increased to over 211.27 mph.

In order to handle all of the extra power produced by the supercharged V-12 engine, Novitec Rosso had to install an upgraded Ferrari suspension system and lighter wheels. A set of in-house sport springs designed to work with the factory shocks were installed and lower the ride height by 25 mm for better stability at high speeds. A new front-end lift system can also be installed to clear obstacles. New Novitec Rosso NF4 lightweight forged wheels were installed in a staggered fitment for an athletic stance. Measuring 10J x 21 at the front and 12J x 22 at the rear the five double-spoke wheels weigh in at just 22.9 lbs. and 30.4 lbs. respectively. For better grip, the front pair of wheels were fitted with 295/25 ZR 21 Pirelli PZero tires, while the rear was given 335/25 ZR 22s.

Even though the Ferrari SA Aperta is a special edition dedicated to one of Italy’s most prominent and storied design houses, Novitec Rosso added a few of their own design tweaks to the convertible. A new 599 GTO style front spoiler lip was installed to improve cooling and downforce, new side skirts were added, and a more aggressive rear fascia with spoiler and diffuser were fitted for better aerodynamics. All of the exterior lighting was given a black tint to match the matte carbon fiber bodywork added by Novitec Rosso.

The Novitec Rosso Ferrari SA Aperta is currently available to all 80 of the produced cars. Customers can also choose to upgrade the interior with custom-tailored upholstery. Pricing has not been released.

Novitec Rosso Ferrari SA Aperta Specifications

Displacement: 6.0-liters
Number of Cylinders: V-12
Aspiration: Twin-supercharged
Maximum Horsepower: 888 hp (653 kW) at 8,400 RPM
Maximum Torque: 636 lb-ft. (862 Nm) at 6,600 RPM
-Twin mechanical superchargers
-Upgraded intake/exhaust manifolds
-Intercooler and cooling systems
-Stainless steel exhaust with butterfly valvles
-Sports air filters
-Software upgrade
-New fuel injectors

Type: Six-speed F1 sequential
Drive: Rear-wheel

Acceleration 0-62 mph: 3.1 seconds
Acceleration 0-124 mph: 9.1 seconds
Acceleration 0-186 mph: 21.9 seconds
Top Speed: Over 211.27 mph (340 km/h)

Wheels, Tires, and Suspension:
Wheels: Novitec Rosso NF4 five double-spoke
Front Wheels: 10J x 21
Rear Wheels: 12J x 22
Tires: Pirelli PZero
Front Tires: 295/25 ZR 21
Rear Tires: 335/25 ZR 22
Suspension: Novitec Rosso springs; lower height by 25 mm

-Ferrari GTO-style front spoiler
-Rear diffuser
-Rear trunk spoiler
-Side skirts
-Tinted exterior lighting

Novitec Rosso Ferrari SA Aperta Gallery

[Source: Novitec Rosso]

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