164.4 hp per liter
Sportcars Press Release) Calavera “where performance meets
Using 11 months of
design and development, the Bavarian design house „Unique Sportcars“
has completed their first design concept: A Super Sports Car for the
Limiting the series to
the number of 11, the unique „Calavera“ design is based on the
Ferrari F430, collaborating exclusively with Ferrari Specialist
Novitec Rosso and Airbrush Artist Knud Tiroch.
The „Calavera“ concept (Spanish: Skull) is the brand of Unique
Sportcars, mother of future design implementations.
In touch with modern
fashion, Unique Sportcars has combined „whats hot“ with a luxurious
sports car, the „Calavera“.
All involved create an
inspiring team. For over 20 years, Novitec is well-known on the
tuning scene. In the early 90s, Novitic received attention and
recognition for their Turbo- and Supercharged motors for Alfa Romeo.
2003 was the year of the first Novitec Rosso twin-supercharger
engine for Ferrari, making a statement to professionals worldwide.
Knud Tiroch is one of a
kind. He belongs to Europe`s finest Airbrush artists and is
responsible for creating the exclusive designs on chassis and
interior. His finesse was of great use to David Coulthard, ZZ Top,
Arnold Schwarzenegger and many more.
develops exclusive designs for customers wanting more than
off-the-shelf. Custom-tailoring individual ideas and customer`s
wishes, we are on the look-out for partners to make these come to
life. Idea, Concept and Implementation, all from one source!
composition and project engineering, these Bavarians have developed
a few special extras. „Calavera`s“ front is suited with daytime
lights, creating a more agressive look, but not impeding on it`s
A real eye-catcher is
the illuminated engine compartment. This non-standard gimmick puts
the „Calavera“ in spotlight, setting the tone for the brute rear and
707 HP engine.
The finishing touch is
given through its interior. The „Calavera“ design continues.
Embroidered seats and a modified, extended middle console, leaving
room for conventional functions and extensions like the new
generation Apple iPod.
The whole procedure of
tuning includes completely dismantling the vehicle`s frame. The
modifications of engine, aerodynamics, rims, tires and sports
exhaust system are done by Novitec.
All custom work is completed within about 3 months.
A bolide, right on
schedule for the last series of the Ferrari F430; creating a new
Summary...a brilliant combination of exclusive design and modern
technology. Truly, a „Unique Sportcar“.
707 hp / 520 kW, 712 Nm,
0 – 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds, a top speed of 348 km/h and extremely
sporty interior appointments. At the heart of the CALAVERA lies the
NOVITEC ROSSO twin-supercharger engine in its latest evolutionary
stage. Up to now, the eight-cylinder, four-valve engine with a
displacement of 4,308 ccm and mechanical NOVITEC ROSSO twin
superchargers produced 656 hp / 482 kW.
The sprint from rest to
100 km/h is shortened by half a second to 3.5 seconds. After just
10.5 seconds the car reaches 200 km/h. The 300-km/h barrier is
shattered after 29.9 seconds. In combination with longer gear ratios
available upon request the top speed grows from 315 km/h to 348
20-inch wheels instead of the standard 19-inch wheels: The
three-piece NOVITEC ROSSO NF3 double-spoke wheels in sizes 8.5Jx20
in front and 12Jx20 on the rear axle fill out the F430 wheel houses
perfectly. High-performance tires in sizes 235/30 ZR 20 and 325/25
ZR 20 come from technology partner PIRELLI.
Like all other body
components the NOVITEC ROSSO front spoiler was developed in the wind
tunnel. It is attached to the underside of the production front
apron. It lends the F430 an even more aggressive frontal appearance
and reduces lift on the front axle
Agile, safe handling is
one of the strengths of the NOVITEC ROSSO sport suspension for the
Ferrari, optimized everyday use the other. Contrary to the
production suspension the front can be raised by 40 millimeters at
the push of a button to safely navigate past curbs, driveway entries
and speed bumps. Once the car reaches a speed of 80 km/h the
suspension automatically lowers itself back to normal position,
about 35 millimeters lower than the production car. NOVITEC ROSSO
sport stabilizers reduce body roll and provide even more direct
To be able to safely
control this enormous performance potential at all times NOVITEC
ROSSO also modifies aerodynamics, tires, suspension and brakes.