Novitec Rosso Unleashes the Ferrari 430 Scuderia 747HP Edizione Special
Novitec Rosso is the Ferrari tuner and has been for 20 years now. So it’s only fitting that they would apply their specialty to the parting Ferrari F430 Scuderia as it sings its swan song. Known as the Novitec Rosso Ferrari 430 Scuderia 747HP Edizione Special, a mouthful for sure, their latest creation is also one of the quickest Ferraris even made.
The 544 lb-ft of torque (200 more than stock) takes you to 62 mph in only 3.4 seconds. Even though that’s just .2 seconds faster than a stock Scud (no doubt due to wheel-spin off the line), once the tires get traction you will surely notice a big difference. Hence, Novitec’s variation will reach 124 mph in 9.4 seconds, a full 2 seconds ahead of a stock Scud. Hold the “fun” pedal down and you will eventually hit a soul-stirring 218 mph.
This beautiful insanity is the result of twin-superchargers, a Novitec favorite. Somehow the engine barely looks touched. The new parts are so well-crafted they actually look OEM. Each supercharger feeds air to a bank of cylinders, using 7PSI of boost. A larger radiator and separate oil-cooler keep the engine healthy. A new suspension system is even stiffer than stock and lowers the car 1.2 inches.
A striking two-tone paint job has been applied and makes Rosso Red look as tame as Camry Gold. The Scuderia’s racing stripe theme is kept, but is bigger and more bold. Wheels grow to 20 inches all-around, with massive 12-inch wide tires in the rear. I like to think of this car as the F430s big brother, just out of jail, where he spent all his time lifting in the yard.
The Novitec Rosso Ferrari 430 Scuderia 747HP Edizione Special is a combination of a high-strung track-killer and a high-speed power monster. The only other Ferrari that has those traits is the FXX, and it isn’t even allowed out of Ferrari’s sight. The 747 however, will terrorize tracks and public roads alike. But act fast, there will only be 4 of these ever made. The price hasn’t been published yet, so it will cost “expensive to the power of 4.” The base model Scuderia runs $281,618, so expect gobs more.
No matter what the color is, or who buys it, I applaud Novitec Rosso for taking Ferraris as far as humanly possible. Not only are their cars fast, they look incredible while still maintaining the Ferrari aesthetic. Cheers to Novitec Rosso, celebrating 20 years of pissing off Ferrari purists and police cars alike. I hope they are around for the next 20, because I think they are just hitting their stride.
Source: Novitec Rosso