2003 Novitec Rosso F360 Supersport


2003 Novitec Rosso F360 Supersport

2003 Novitec Rosso F360 Supersport

Without a doubt, the epicenter of European tuning can be found Germany. In no other country can you find companies such as Hamann and Novitec who have no qualms about modifying the outrageous super cars from Maranello.

Novitec have been upgrading Alfa Romeos, Fiats and Lancias for some time, but recently have offered an accessory range for the 360 Modena and Spider. Under the Novitec Rosso name, the company has launched an extensive program for the 360 not limited just to aesthetics, but also including a twin-supercharger option which greatly improves peak power.

A Supercharged 360

Novitec modifies the 360 engine to two specific states of tune. What Novitec calls the Sport engine is the more drivable option having 555 horsepower, supercharged V8. For 5000 more euros, the system can be specifically tuned to reveal 606 horsepower at 8600 rpm, that is 211 more horsepower than the factory specification.

To achieve this power, the 360 Supersport starts off with a new carbon fiber intake plenium which works with a modified induction tract. With the addition of twin superchargers, the forced induction is the main source of the extra horsepower. Further modifications include new injectors, new water coolers, twin intercoolers and updated engine mototronics.

Also available with the engine upgrade is a stainless steel exhaust system which bypasses the flap used to meet noise level regulations. The usual Modena uses a regulatory flap to control emissions and noise during city driving

Suspension

Like the engine, the suspension upgrades are offered in Sport and Supersport packages. The Supersport package includes three-way adjustable shock absorbers. As for braking, Novitec are proud to offer a composite ceramic disc which Ferrari have only offered on the Enzo. Available with rosso, black or silver calipers the system requires nineteen inch wheels to clear the 15 inch (380mm) discs.

Body

Novitec offer many pieces which include carbon fiber replacements for the original aluminum pieces. Such panels include front, rear and side skirts, bumpers, wings and a complete underbody in carbon fiber.

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In Detail

built at Modena, Italy
price $ $140 000 USD
engine Twin Supercharged V8
position Mid-Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC, 5 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Electronic Fuel Injection
displacement 3586 cc / 218.8 in³
bore 85.0 mm / 3.35 in
stroke 79.0 mm / 3.11 in
compression 11:1
power 451.9 kw / 606 bhp @ 8600 rpm
specific output 168.99 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 435.97 bhp per tonne
torque 615 nm / 453.6 ft lbs @ 6250 rpm
redline 8500 rpm
body / frame Aluminum Body over Cast Aluminum Frame
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front tires 215/45ZR-18 Pirelli P Zero
rear tires 275/40ZR-18 Pirelli P Zero
front brakes Composite Ceramic Discs w/8-Piston Calipers, Vacuum Assist & ABS
f brake size x 380 mm / x 15.0 in
rear brakes Composite Ceramic Discs w/4-Piston Calipers, Vacuum Assist & ABS
r brake size x 380 mm / x 15.0 in
front wheels F 48.3 x 22.9 cm / 19 x 9 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 31.8 cm / 19 x 12.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/ Power Assist
f suspension Upper & Lower A-Arms w/Coil Springs, Adjustable Tube Shocks, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Upper & Lower A-Arms w/Coil Springs, Adjustable Tube Shocks, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1390 kg / 3064 lbs
wheelbase 2601 mm / 102.4 in
front track 1669 mm / 65.7 in
rear track 1618 mm / 63.7 in
length 4478 mm / 176.3 in
width 1923 mm / 75.7 in
height 1214 mm / 47.8 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.29:1, 2.16:1, 1.61:1, 1.27:1, 1.03:1, 0.85:1, :1
final drive 4.44:1
top speed ~304.2 kph / 189.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~3.7 seconds