lb-ft @ 5400 rpm
hp @ 9100 rpm
135.3 hp per liter
(from Novitec Press
Release) World Debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2011:
NOVITEC ROSSO Refines the Ferrari 458 Italia 609 hp / 448 kW, more
than 330 km/h and a Sporty Designer Suit
NOVITEC ROSSO now also refines the new Ferrari 458 Italia. At the
Geneva Motor Show 2011 the extensive program for the mid-engine
sports car will celebrate its world debut. The high-performance
program includes engine tuning that increases power output to 609 hp
/ 448 kW, propelling the two-seater car to a top speed in excess of
330 km/h. The NOVITEC ROSSO high-performance exhaust system, made
from the same INCONEL material also used in Formula 1 racing,
optimizes both power yield and exhaust note while weighing in at 21
kilograms less than the production exhaust. The NOVITEC ROSSO
aerodynamic-enhancement kit was developed in the wind tunnel and is
manufactured from carbon fibers. It also contributes to the
lightweight-design concept of the NOVITEC ROSSO conversion. A
custom-tailored tire/wheel combination with diameters of 21 and 22
inches, a modified suspension with front lift system and exclusive
interior options round out the upgrade for the Italian sports car.
The NOVITEC ROSSO specialists unleash an additional 39 hp / 28.7 kW
of power from the 4.5-liter V8. A new carbon-fiber airbox with
modified air routing is installed on the intake side. The NOVITEC
ROSSO high-performance exhaust system was developed to improve
exhaust-gas flow. The exhaust system consists of two
high-performance manifolds, sport catalysts and a rear muffler with
a control flap, whose sound can be adjusted by the Manettino button
on the steering wheel.
The exhaust system features three tailpipes with a diameter of 90
millimeters and optimizes power yield while producing a more sporty
exhaust note. But thatís not all: It is manufactured from INCONEL,
the same material used on Formula 1 race cars, making the NOVITEC
ROSSO exhaust especially heat resistant and more importantly
extremely light: Compared to the production exhaust it represents a
weight saving of 21 kilograms.
The engine conversion also includes newly programmed engine
electronics with newly calibrated mapping for ignition and
After the conversion the engine of the 458 Italia produces 609 hp /
448 kW at 9,100 rpm. Simultaneously peak torque grows from 540 Nm to
569 Nm at 5,400 rpm. The engine also responds even faster to
throttle commands and the slightly higher redline speed results in
even better continuity during upshifts.
Powered by this engine the two-seater with NOVITEC ROSSO engine
tuning reaches a top speed in excess of 330 km/h.
At these speeds favorable aerodynamic properties are essential. The
NOVITEC ROSSO body components were fine-tuned in the wind tunnel of
the University of Stuttgart. The components are made from especially
light high-strength carbon fibers and give the car an unabashed
racing look while reducing its weight.
The NOVITEC ROSSO front
spoiler is attached to the production bumper and lends the car a
more striking face. In combination with the flaps to the right and
left of the central air inlet its sophisticated shape minimizes lift
on the front axle, which benefits directional stability at high
speeds. Wings and the fender-mounted ventilation louvers now made
from carbon fibers add further sporty emphasis to the front of the
car. Carbon-fiber mirror housings add the final touch.
Strikingly styled NOVITEC ROSSO rocker panels create optimal airflow
between front and rear wheel wells.
To reduce lift on the rear axle for an optimal aerodynamic balance
NOVITEC ROSSO upgrades the 458 Italia with a rear spoiler and a
carbon-fiber diffuser. The racing look is rounded out with
additional carbon-fiber applications such as ventilation louvers or
the fog lamp surround. The roof panel of the car and the engine hood
are also made from Carbon.
Custom-tailored versions of the three-piece NOVITEC ROSSO NF3 wheels
were developed to make perfect use of the available space in the
wheel wells. Choosing a staggered combination of size 9Jx21 wheels
in front and size 12Jx22 on the rear axle further emphasizes the
wedge shape of the two-seater car. Technology partner Pirelli
supplies PZero high-performance tires custom-tailored for this car.
On the front axle the tires are mounted in size 255/30 ZR 21. In the
rear tires in size 335/25 ZR 22 provide optimal traction.
The NOVITEC ROSSO sport springs are precision-matched to these
ultra-low-profile tires. The springs lower the ride height of the
Ferrari by some 35 millimeters. At the same time the NOVITEC ROSSO
specialists also developed a particular feature that further
improves the everyday utility of the 458 Italia. The hydraulic
NOVITEC ROSSO front lift system can raise the front of the car at
the push of a button in the cockpit by some 40 millimeters,
eliminating problems posed by speed bumps or parking garage ramps.
At a second push of the button or automatically upon reaching a
speed of 80 km/h the front reverts to its original position.
NOVITEC ROSSO fully caters to customer requests with perfectly
crafted leather and Alcantara interiors. Customers can choose from
an endless number of colors and a multitude of upholstery designs
meticulously sewn to perfection. The racing theme of the NOVITEC
ROSSO body kit is continued in the interior with a center console,
scuff plates and longer shift paddles on the steering wheel, all
made from carbon fibers.
For additional information please contact:
ROSSO GmbH & Co. KG
Phone: +49 / (0) 82 61 / 75 99 50
Fax: +49 / (0) 82 61 / 73 88 20
NOVITEC ROSSO USA
18471 NW Chemeketa Ln Unit C
Portland, OR 97229
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