Novitec Rosso Ferrari 599 GTO 888 will debut in Geneva next week. The Germans are the first company to offer upgrades for Ferrari’s 599 GTO. Key components of the Novitec Rosso 599 GTO 888 are new and optimized engine components, a new exhaust and the companies new extremely light forged wheels.
Thanks to the twin-compressor six-liter four-valve V12 the power output jumps from 670hp to 888hp. Both high-performance superchargers, driven by a cogged V-belt and lubricated by a dedicated oil circuit, were optimized further. Maximum boost pressure is limited to 0.45 bar. The large water-to-air intercooler features a dedicated water circuit and is essential for maximum power yield and healthy engine temperatures. The intake side of the engine is further modified with an intake manifold custom-developed for the twelve-cylinder engine that features high-performance air filters and high-performance injectors.
The stainless-steel exhaust system ensures unimpeded exhaust-gas flow. The exhaust features four black-coated tailpipes with diameters of 90 millimeters. This exhaust system also provides drivers the opportunity to select different exhaust notes. The Manettino button on the steering wheel adjusts the exhaust note from subtle to the extremely sporty sound of a true racing car.
After the engine conversion the 599 GTO is among the most powerful super sports cars in the world. Maximum power output jumps from standard 670hp to 888hp at 8,400rpm, giving the supercharged sports car a power-to-weight ratio of 1.74kg/hp. The tuned V12 also produces a peak torque, which increases by 242Nm to 862Nm at 6,600rpm.
The Novitec Rosso 599 GTO 888 sprints from zero to 100km/h in just 3.2 seconds and from standstill to 200km/h takes just 9.1 seconds. The top speed is well over 340km/h.
The silver special paint with yellow cross stripe and white patches for the starting number is reminiscence to the Ferrari 250 GTO racing car with chassis-no. 4153. In it the Belgians Lucien Bianchi and Georges Berger won the Tour de France in 1964. The lightweight-construction body itself remains unchanged with the exception of black taillights, third brake light, rear fog lamp and side markers.
The tuner has developed custom-tailored forged wheels specifically for the Ferrari 599 GTO. They are anodized a titanium shade and feature five delicate double spokes. The Novitec Rosso NF4 10Jx21 rim for the front axle weighs just 10.4 kilograms; the size 12Jx22 rear wheel weighs only 13.8 kilograms. In addition to their low weight these wheels also widen the track and together with the wider Pirelli PZero tires in sizes 295/25 ZR 21 and 335/25 ZR 22.
The sport springs lower the center of gravity. The front-axle lift function is an extra as well. At the push of a button in the cockpit the front can be raised by 40 millimeters. This eliminates the threat posed by speed bumps or underground parking ramps. Upon reaching a speed of 80km/h the suspension automatically reverts to its original position.