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A sharp contrast to Mansory’s style of tuning, Romeo Ferraris introduced a new tuning program for the Ferrari 599 GTO which focuses on subtle and functional modifications.
Even though the Mansory Lamborghini Aventador is tamer than most of its projects, some might sill consider it to be too much. Romeo Ferraris’ tuning packages, however, have always been well respected in the industry, adding just the right components to an Italian exotic.
A high-flow air filter and new exhaust system boosts the 599 GTO power output to 676 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque, up 15 hp and 10 lb-ft from the factory numbers. While that might not seem like a huge improvement, Romeo Ferraris also offers a stage two package that includes an ECU retune that brings total horsepower to 700 hp and torque to 493 lb-ft.
Those wanting to add more style to their 599 GTO can also purchase carbon fiber accessories from Romeo Ferraris ranging from mirrors to a rear diffuser or a new front splitter.
GALLERY: Romeo Ferraris Ferrari 599 GTO
Romeo Ferraris is clearly looking to offer a street-legal version of their widebody race Abarth 500, and now the Italian tuning firm has released some photos of their Abarth 500 Stradale. Not many details were packaged with the photos, but Romeo Ferraris was quick to announce the 1.4L turbo engine will pack 300-hp.
The 500 Stradale also transforms the stock Fiat body to a more aggressive and wider stance, further accented by vents on the hood, a rear diffuser and a subtle roof spoiler. New wheels completes the package while the interior features a mix of leather and Alcantara with carbon fiber goodies. The race inspiration continues inside as well, with the rear seat bench tossed out for a roll cage, while the driver and front passenger gets treated to a pair of bucket seats.
No pricing was announced or when it’ll be available, but Romeo Ferraris did confirm that it’ll be a limited production model.
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GALLERY: Romeo Ferrris Abarth 500 Stradale
With all the flashiness and gaudiness of Fenice Milano’s recent entries to the aftermarket world, it’s refreshing to see that Romeo Ferraris was able to tame the tuner down a built to introduce a nice Abarth 500 to the world. Paying tribute to the legendary race circuit, the Monza edition adds a bit more sport to the Abarth 500 while keeping it mild and clean on the outside.
At quick glance, the aesthetics of the Abarth 500 has most noticeably changed thanks to red and blue racing stripes uniquely placed on the body. The white interior also receives the same-styled stripe treatment. Giving it a little bit more race appeal is a set of 17-inch mesh wheels wrapped with 205/40/17 Yokohama rubber.
Romeo Ferraris’ contribution takes the stock horsepower from 135-hp to a fun-filled 260-hp. Combine that with larger 11-inch Brembo brakes and a full body kit and you’ve got yourself a real winner. But in true Fenice Milano style, each of the 10 Abarth 500 Monzas will receive a brass plaque with the owner’s name, while the interior features an edition number on the shifter and Monza logos throughout.
GALLERY: Abarth 500 Monza
With the Japanese rabidly tuning European cars, why should it be a surprise to see Italians tuning American domestics? Romeo Ferraris is notoriously known for creating some extravagantly tuned European and Italian vehicles, from Fiats to Mercedes, but now they’ve gone over to America and picked themselves up a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 adding their own touches and making it pretty damn awesome.
One thing Italians love about their sports cars is horsepower, and this Z06 is packing some major heat. The 7.0-liter LS7 V8 has been forced induced thanks to a Vortech supercharger. It now puts out a plentiful 667-hp with 607 ft-lbs of torque. In addition to the centrifugal supercharger, an aluminum intercooler, high-flow injectors and a custom exhaust were also added for performance and reliability. Can you say 0-62 mph in 3.3 seconds?
And with a top speed of 211 mph, Romeo Ferraris found it fitting to install a set of big brakes to the Vette with 6-piston calipers up front and 4-piston calipers in the rear. It looks like the car is sporting a set of Zone Wheels, which is an interesting choice given what is available for the Vette. Not a bad one, just an interesting one.
Oh and it’s hard to overlook the fact that the entire exterior of the car now sports a carbon fiber reskin. Sadly, it’s just a wrap job and not a real carbon body. We said Romeo Ferraris, not Mansory.
GALLERY: Romeo Ferraris Chevrolet Corvette Z06