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2005 Novitec Rosso 575M Maranello

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 supercars from Ferrari. Novitec, the tuner responsible for our feature car, have been upgrading Alfa Romeos, Fiats, Lancias and Ferrari 360 Modenas for some time, and here is their first Ferrari V12, the 575M Maranello.

By upgrading its engine mototronics, and adding their free flow stainless exhaust, Novitec have raised the horsepower of the 575 by 18 bhp. But really, most of the changes which set this showcar apart are cosmetic ones. For instance, Novitec’s 575 features deeper sideskirts, a new front bumper and a rear end with a funtional rear wing. All these pieces are made from carbon fiber and, while making the car more striking, benefit its aerodynamic qualities.

Chassis refinements include 19 inch ‘Enzo-like’ wheels which conceal a new Novitec brake system that feature eight-piston calipers to stop 15 in (380mm) discs. Aditionally, Notivtec have made the coil-over-shock suspension doubly adjustable.

To complete the range, the interior can recieve Notivec’s Supersport seats, steering wheel, pedals and a red or yellow tachometer as on the 360 Stradale/Enzo.


In Detail

built at Modena, Italy
engine Aluminum Alooy, 65 Degree, V12
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 5748 cc / 350.8 in³
bore 89 mm / 3.5 in
stroke 77 mm / 3.03 in
compression 11.0:1
power 392 kw / 525.7 bhp @ 7250 rpm
specific output 91.46 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 303.87 bhp per tonne
torque 596 nm / 439.6 ft lbs @ 6300 rpm
front tires 255/35R19 Pirelli P-Zero Rosso
rear tires 355/25R19 Pirelli P-Zero Rosso
front brakes Cross Drillled and Vented Discs w/ABS
f brake size x 380 mm / x 15.0 in
rear brakes Cross Drillled and Vented Discs w/ABS
r brake size x 380 mm / x 15.0 in
front wheels F 48.3 x 22.9 cm / 19 x 9.0 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 31.8 cm / 19 x 12.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Doublw Wishbones w/Coiil Springs, Gas Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Doublw Wishbones w/Coiil Springs, Gas Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1730 kg / 3814 lbs
wheelbase 2500 mm / 98.4 in
front track 1632 mm / 64.3 in
rear track 1586 mm / 62.4 in
length 4550 mm / 179.1 in
width 1935 mm / 76.2 in
height 1277 mm / 50.3 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual w/Paddle Shifting
gear ratios :1
top speed ~325.1 kph / 202.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.1 seconds