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Ferrari 488

Novitec Rosso always did good to Ferrari toys, either it was the F12 N Largo, or any other model, they were all charming, and crazy on the road. Now that there is an Aperta version of the impressive Ferrari 488 GTB, Novitec Rosso allowed themselves to tweak it. And the result is just phenomenal.

Tweaks involved the exterior, and performance. First of all, the engine, Novitec Rosso did not mess with the initial 3.0L turbocharged 488 GTB engine, but they developed two special control modules that are responsible to feeding the ECU with ECU with new mapping for the injection and ignition phases. There’s also a new exhaust system (available with ‘electronic sound management’) and an optional exhaust made from Inconel (an alloy of nickel containing chromium and iron, resistant to corrosion at high temperatures). All of this means another 101 bhp to the initial engine, which means that the Novitec Rosso 488 spider produces 772 bhp @7950 rpm and 892 Nm of torque @3,250 rpm. Top speed is expected to be around 342 km/h with a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 2.8 seconds (which is 0.2 quicker than the standard model).

For the exterior changes, Novitec fitted the 488 spider with a new carbon-fiber front spoiler lip, air intake surround, side flaps and rocker panels. At the rear, there is an additional diffuser element and a rear spoiler lip as well as carbon surrounds for the taillights and blacked third brake light.  The interior depends on the buyer’s taste Novitec offers a variety of choices in their configurator. Price too, depends on options fitted to the car.


Ferrari F12 TRS

Posted: August 7, 2014 in F12, Ferrari
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For the last five years, Ferrari has impressed everyone with the new models it produced, the California, The 458 Italia, The Ferrari FF, the Ferrari F12, the LaFerrari, Ferrari F458 Speciale, the California T, and all of them were harvesters of good rewards, world’s best car for the Ferrari 458 Italia, world’s most powerful V12 for the F12, winner of the LeMans series for the F458 GT3 and the titles go on, and with 7000 units sold a year, Ferrari is getting everyone satisfied. But what if the client wanted something for himself only, something unique, something that, whatever happens, he is sure, nobody else will possess? 


Ferrari has the answer, a producing unit, just for custom made delivery, you dream it, Ferrari makes it. The name is SP or Special projects, and this is where all the SP’s came from, the SP America, the SP 1, the SP FFX… all of them unique, and really expensive. This year, Ferrari added a new toy to the Collection, an SP based on the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, and on the famous 250 Testa Rossa : The F12 TRS ( Testa Rossa Spider)

The Maranello factory made this custom-made car specially for a client who preferred to stay anonymous. The client insisted on one major detail, it has aspects from the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, and based on the Ferrari F12. The result Ferrari came up with was staggering, A Spider version of the F12, that is a reincarnation of the 250. First appearance was made in the “Cavalcade” tour, where Ferrari owners from around Italy meet and go for a smug-faced Italian rally. Engineers removed the top of the car, and instead installed  panoramic opaque windows. The front hood was inspired from the 250, and had a transparent glass mounted on it, it is useful to see part of the engine, and red carburetors. It kept the wind channeling aerobridges from the F12. The radiator grill was remodeled , and had now an aerodynamic lip in front. The rear diffuser shaped like a T was reworkd. The stern of the car now has 2 big bumps, like the ones of the 458 spider. All these changes were made, to give the car its unique look, and have a better wind resistance, it does not get close to the impressive 0.299 drag coefficient of the Ferrari F12.


Under the hood, the F12 TRS kept the same engine as the F12, a 6.2 L V12 delivering 740 Bhp, the same 7 speed double clutch gearbox. 0 to 100 kph in 3.1 seconds, 0 to 200 in 8.1 seconds, car top speed was not revealed, but it is expected to do the same 340 kph as the base model. No one can speak of Ferrari, without F1 technology, that is why a new introduction to the car is the KERS system (Kinetic Energy Recovery System, which is  a system that recovers kinetic energy from a moving vehicle while under brakes. A technology introduced to the LaFerrari V12.


As far as weight loss is concerned, Ferrari did a great job, Already by removing the top, it gained a lot, but they went further, got rid of the glove compartment, any audio or stereo system, speakers, central air vents, rear benches, wind-up windows. The interior is now made of Carbon, Suede and Leather, to keep the car light, and luxurious. Carbon fiber was introduced to a lot of parts in the car, like body panels, to replace the heavy metal panels.


The F12 TRS can rest assured that only one model is made of his car, Ferrari even delivers the original quarter scale and full scale clay models. All this comes with a crazy figure in money : 3 million €, 2.5 million £, 4.2 million $, and for my friends from Tunisia, something around 6.6 million TnD. The equivalent price of 3 LaFerrari or 15 F12 Berlinetta. A good deal although, the Testa Rossa is sold for over 20 million €