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Novitec Rosso modifies the Ferrari SA Aperta

Now has a phenomenal 888 bhp...

German Ferrari tuner Novitec Rosso has a unveiled a new package for the ultra-rare Ferrari 599 SA Aperta. Only 80 units of the SA Aperta are being made in a limited production run, making it one of the most unique Ferrari's around. At a cost of £350,000 and with the engine from the 599 GTO the SA Aperta isn’t exactly slow or cheap, but some owners want to have the most extreme vehicles on the road and Novitec Rosso caters for exactly those people.

Novitec Rosso dials up the power on the SA Aperta with a new twin-supercharger system which helps the 6.0 liter V12 engine deliver 888 bhp and636 lb-ft of torque - an increase of 227 bhp and 178 lb-ft of torque over the series version. Staggering figures for an open-top car. The SA Aperta does have a roof, but it’s a flimsy fabric affair for use in emergency situations only. Aperta is Italian for ‘Open’, so they mean for this car to be driven open topped.

That extra horses under the bonnet makes for a 0 to 60 mph sprint time of just 3.0 seconds. 0 to 124 mph is dispatched in just 9.1 seconds and top speed is a staggering 211 mph. At that speed you probably won’t feel the wind in your hair, as there’s little chance you’ll have any left by then.

A stainless-steel exhaust with four 90 mm black-coated tailpipes is also added, as are the 10J x 21-inch super-light forged rims at the front wrapped in 295/25 ZR 21 Pirelli PZero tires, while the rear axle gets 12J x 22-inchers fitted with tires sized 335/25 ZR 22. Novitec's own sport springs also lower the ride height of the SA Aperta by 25 mm. You also get Novitec’s trademark dark rear lights, though we’d leave this off the options list if it were our car.

Owners of the standard SA Aperta are encouraged to customise their car by Ferrari, but we guess they mean in-house. Celebrity Ferrari owners Chris Evans and Jay Kay have one each, we wonder if either one will be making a trip to Germany…

Images courtesy of Novitec Rosso

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About Tim Oldland

Contributing Editor - Long time petrolhead, automotive design engineer and journalist. Also Social Media Manager for the ecurie25 Group - www.ecurie25.com Tim has worked in the automotive sector for many years, but has been a fan of anything with 2 or 4... read more