2011 Novitec Rosso Race 606


2011 Novitec Rosso Race 606

2011 Novitec Rosso Race 606

606 hp / 446 kW from an eight-cylinder supercharged engine propel it to a top speed of 325 km/h and its ultra-sporty racing suit with carbon-fiber components fits it like an aerodynamic second skin: The NOVITEC ROSSO RACE 606 based on the Ferrari California will celebrate its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2011.

At the heart of the supercar lies the supercharged 4.3-liter V8-engine, which the NOVITEC ROSSO specialists developed specifically for this front-engine sports car. This engine is available for the special model RACE 606 and for any standard California model.

The compressor system consists of a mechanical supercharger driven by the crankshaft via a cogged V-belt. It produces a maximum boost pressure of 0.4 bar. The conversion also includes a water-to-air intercooler, a newly designed intake manifold and larger injectors.

For better exhaust-gas flow the high-performance engine is fitted with a flap-controlled NOVITEC ROSSO high-performance exhaust system with sport catalysts. The stainless-steel exhaust system features four black-coated tailpipes and offers various sound settings that are controlled by the Manettino button on the steering wheel. The driver can choose between a more subdued and a markedly sporty exhaust note.

The high-tech components are coordinated by newly calibrated engine electronics that ensure extraordinary power yield, everyday suitability beyond reproach and compliance with strict Euro IV emission standards.

The NOVITEC ROSSO engine conversion bumps power output from standard 460 hp / 338 kW to 606 hp / 446 kW at 7,900 rpm. Simultaneously peak torque jumps from 485 Nm to 603 Nm at 5,500 rpm.

Powered by this engine the NOVITEC ROSSO RACE 606 delivers impressive performance: The sprint from 0 – 100 km/h takes less than 3.8 seconds. Top speed increases to 325 km/h.

At this level of performance favorable aerodynamic properties are essential. The NOVITEC ROSSO designers went into the wind tunnel to develop body components that further reduce lift on front and rear axle and thus contribute to further optimized directional stability at high speed.

All parts of the aerodynamic-enhancement package are made from matte clear-coated carbon-fiber, making them especially light and yet highly resistant. The front and rear spoilers together with the rear diffuser create an optimal aerodynamic balance and are essential for the racing look of the sports car. Rocker panel blades, side air outlets in the front fenders, mirror covers and the rear molding add further thrilling highlights.

Also made entirely from carbon fibers is the hood centerpiece, the radiator grille, the outer skin of the folding hardtop and the taillight surrounds.

The motorsports look is rounded out with a matte carbon-fiber coating of the three-piece NOVITEC ROSSO NF3 wheels. To further emphasize the wedge shape of the sports car the wheels were manufactured in a staggered combination of size 9Jx21 for the front and in size 11.5Jx22 for the rear axle. The matching PZero high-performance tires in sizes 255/30 ZR 21 and 315/25 ZR 22 are supplied by technology partner and Formula 1 supplier Pirelli.

Specifically calibrated to this tire/wheel combination are the NOVITEC ROSSO sport springs, which lower the ride height of the Ferrari by some 35 millimeters. They are combined with a feature designed to further improve any California’s suitability for everyday use. The hydraulic front lift system is activated at the push of a button in the cockpit. It raises the front of the car by 40 millimeters and facilitates navigating speed bumps and parking garage ramps. At a second push of the button or automatically upon reaching a speed of 80 km/h the front reverts to its original position.

The interior of the NOVITEC ROSSO RACE 606 can also be customized extensively. The options include scuff plates made from the same material as the aerodynamic-enhancement components and longer shift paddles on the steering wheel.

Upon customer request NOVITEC ROSSO creates especially exclusive or extremely lightweight interiors in any desired color. Request for more individualization can be fulfilled with carbon-fiber elements that match the exterior and a safe-grip steering wheel covered with suede or Alcantara.

In Detail

type Professionally Tuned Car
released at 2011 Geneva Motor Show
built at Stetten, Germany
engineers Roberto Fedeli
engine V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Supercharger
block material Aluminum
valvetrain Chain-Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT
fuel feed Direct Injection
displacement 4297 cc / 262.22 in³
bore 94 mm / 3.7 in
stroke 77.4 mm / 3.0 in
compression 12.2:1
power 446 kw / 598.1 bhp @ 7900 rpm
specific output 139.19 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 351.82 bhp per tonne
torque 485.4 nm / 358 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm
redline 8000
body / frame Aluminum Body over Aluminum Frame
driven wheels RWD w/ F1-Trac Traction Control
wheel type Novitec Rosso NF3
front tires 255/30 ZR 21
rear tires 315/25 ZR 22
front brakes Inner Ventilated Carbon-Ceramic Discs w/6-Piston Fixed Calipers, ABS
rear brakes Inner Ventilated Carbon-Ceramic Discs w/4-Piston Floating Calipers, ABS
front wheels F 53.3 x 22.9 cm / 21 x 9 in
rear wheels R 55.9 x 29.2 cm / 22 x 11.5 in
steering Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Telescopic Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Multi-Link w/Coil Springs, Telescopic Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1700 kg / 3749 lbs
weight distro 46 % / 54 %
transmission 7-Speed Transaxle
tran clutch Oil Immersered Dual Clutch
gear ratios 3.40:1, 2.19:1, 1.63:1, 1.28:1, 1.09:1, 0.86:1, 0.72:1
final drive 4.44:1
top speed ~325 kph / 201.82 mph
0 – 100 kph ~3.8 seconds
city fuel econ epa 18.09 L/100 km or 13 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa 12.38 L/100 km or 19 mpg-us
fuel capacity 78 litres or 20.59 gal.