Making its debut at the 2010 Geneva International Motor Show, the Novitec Rosso Race 848 is an exclusive thoroughbred supercar powered by a new twin-compressor system. The system employs two mechanical chargers with modified turbine blades driven by cogged belts. The twin-compressors provide the V-12 with a boost pressure of 0.48 BAR (7 PSI). High performance headers designed for the twin-compressor system have been installed, and send exhaust gasses through the stainless-steel quad exhaust. The exhaust note can be electronically adjusted through the manettino switch on the steering wheel. Additionally, high-performance fuel injectors, a sport air filter, and a custom intake manifold have been fitted. A new Novitec Rosso engine management system creates a smooth power curve, increasing output by 228 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. Like the name, Race 848, the V-12 produces 848 hp at a wailing 7,900 RPM and 621 lb-ft of torque at 6,300 RPM – just a measly 153 hp shy of the Bugatti Veyron.
Performance is even more impressive, accelerating to 62 mph for the Race 848 takes just 3.4 seconds, while 124 mph is reached in only 9.6 seconds. The F-1 Superfast six-speed transmission changes gears even quicker thanks to new steering wheel mounted carbon fiber shift paddles. Top speed is over 214 mph, making the Race 848 one of the fastest supercars in the world.
With such a high top speed, aerodynamic components had to be designed and fitted in order for the 848 to remain stable. All components were developed in a wind tunnel, ensuring that enough downforce would be created to keep the Race 848 planted to the tarmac. At the front, a new spoiler lip helps reduce lift, while a new wing and diffuser increase downforce at the rear. Rocker panels run alongside the Race 848 and redirect air to the rear brakes for optimum cooling. Exclusive visual alterations have been made such as the addition of black side markers, taillights, third brake lights, and LED backup lights to compliment the one-of-a-kind paint scheme. Dressed in a matte white paint, the Race 848 features contrasting gray accents along the roof and hood for an unforgettable appearance.
Completing the exclusive appearance of the Race 848 are three-piece Novitec Rosso Ferrari NF3 light alloy wheels featuring five double spokes. Measuring 9Jx20 with 275/30 ZR 20 tires at the front and 12.5Jx21 with 355/25 ZR21 Pirelli P Zero high-performance tires at the rear, the contrasting gray and white wheels are one inch larger than stock and provide space for the large braking system. Developed in conjunction with Brembo, the braking system is currently the largest approved for street use. Steel discs measure 16 inches in diameter at both the front and rear and provide unrelenting stopping power. The adjustable sport suspension gives the 848 both a striking visual appearance and increased performance. Damping rates are adjustable, allowing for the optimum setup. The suspension also features a lift function that raises the car 1.5 inches to clear obstacles, and automatically lowers when the 848 reaches 50 mph.
Inside the Race 848, Novitec Rosso offers a truly customized experience that is built according to customer specification. A limited edition plaque with the car’s serial number is proudly displayed. New aluminum pedals and footrests along with the leather and carbon fiber steering wheel are featured. Customers can create either a race-bred or luxurious interior, and have a virtually unlimited list of options.
Novitec Rosso will build only 3 examples of the 599 tuning package called the Race 848. The world debut of the supercar will be at the 2010 Geneva International Motor Show.
Aspiration: Twin-charger system
Boost Pressure: 0.48 BAR (7 PSI)
Maximum Power: 848 hp at 7,900 RPM
Maximum Torque: 621 lb-ft. at 6,300 RPM
-Twin Charger system
-Custom-developed intake manifold
-High performance fuel injectors
-Sport air filter
-High performance headers
-Stainless-steel quad sport exhaust system
Drive: Rear wheels
Gearbox: F-1 Superfast six-speed
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 3.4 seconds
Acceleration 0-124 mph: 9.6 seconds
Acceleration 0-186 mph: 23.7 seconds
Top Speed: 214 mph +
-Front spoiler lip
-Rear wing spoiler
-Matte white and gray paint scheme
-Black side markers
-Black third brake light
-Black LED backup lights
Wheels and Brakes:
Wheels: Novitec Rosso NF3 three piece, five double-spoke
Tires: Pirelli P Zero high performance
Front Wheels: 9Jx20
Rear Wheels: 12.5Jx21
Front Tires: 275/30 ZR 20
Rear Tires: 355/25 ZR 21
Rotors: 16-inch steel discs