Auto News

AutoGuide News Blog


The AutoGuide News Blog is your source for breaking stories from the auto industry. Delivering news immediately, the AutoGuide Blog is constantly updated with the latest information, photos and video from manufacturers, auto shows, the aftermarket and professional racing.

Novitec Rosso 599 Video: Turn up your speakers

808 Horsepower twin-supercharged Ferrari 599

 |  Jan 15 2009, 10:48 AM

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

No doubt you’ve heard about Novitec Rosso’s 808hp twin-supercharged 599 GTB, and you’ve probably even seen the photos, but we guarantee you haven’t seen seen it in action or heard the V12 howl – until now.

Thanks two two tiny superchargers the 599′s V-12 engine gets a boost of 188hp for a grand total of 808hp, which is available at a lofty 7800 rpm. Torque also gets a big increase and is rated at 607 ft-lbs at 6300 rpm.

This is goood for a 0-62 mph run of 3.5 seconds says Novitec. Further aceleration is even more impressive, however, with a 0-124 mph time of 9.7 seconds and a top speed of at least 211 mph.

Novitec Rosso engineers have fully re-engineered the flagship prancing horse with a KW suspension that features a hydraulic lift in the front. A new a aggressive aerodynamic kit also helps the 599 stay stable at high speeds while giving it the sort of look it deserves.

With 808hp, getting power to the ground would normally be a big issue, so Novitec decided to put the forced of friction it its side thanks to a new set of Novitec wheels – which measure 21×12-inches in the rear with insanely large 355/25/21 Pirelli tires.

Novitec Rosso Ferrari 599 GTB:

novitec-rosso-bi-kompressor-v12-ferrari-599-gtb.jpgnovitec-rosso-bi-kompressor-v12-ferrari-599-gtb_1.jpgnovitec-rosso-bi-kompressor-v12-ferrari-599-gtb_10.jpgnovitec-rosso-bi-kompressor-v12-ferrari-599-gtb_11.jpgnovitec-rosso-bi-kompressor-v12-ferrari-599-gtb_2.jpgnovitec-rosso-bi-kompressor-v12-ferrari-599-gtb_4.jpgnovitec-rosso-bi-kompressor-v12-ferrari-599-gtb_3.jpgnovitec-rosso-bi-kompressor-v12-ferrari-599-gtb_5.jpgnovitec-rosso-bi-kompressor-v12-ferrari-599-gtb_6.jpgnovitec-rosso-bi-kompressor-v12-ferrari-599-gtb_7.jpgnovitec-rosso-bi-kompressor-v12-ferrari-599-gtb_8.jpgnovitec-rosso-bi-kompressor-v12-ferrari-599-gtb_9.jpg

Official release after the jump:

Continue Reading…

Fastest Sedan in the World

750hp G-Power BMW M5 HURRICANE RS sets new record

 |  Dec 19 2008, 10:45 AM

c11ee70d9d.jpg

BMW Tuner G-Power has just announced that during recent testing at the Papenburg test track in Germany, its 750hp twin-supercharged HURRICANE RS M5 set a new WORLD RECORD for the fastest sedan.

With a stop speed of 367.5 km/h (228.4 mph) the Hurricane eclipsed the Mercedes CLS-based Brabus Rocket, which set a speed of 365.7 km/h (227.2 mph).

The Hurricane RS is a slightly more powerful version of the standard production Hurricane with 750hp versus 730hhp. The gain was made by raising boost pressure in both ASA superchargers from 10.1 lbs to 11.6 lbs.
According to G-Power CEO and engineer Christian Stöber, the
Hurricane is capable of topping its own record as boost can be raised as high as 14.5 lbs. “We are curious if this will be necessary…” reads the end of the company’s press release, a definite challenge to the boys at Brabus.

While this new record is certain to help G-Power sell more vehicles, most likely in places like Dubai, the speed record won’t be possible in the production cars because they will not be equipped with the gearing necessary to do so. Brabus does, however, offer the Rocket to customers with longer gears. Regardless, unless those customers own their own airstrip, 220-plus mph speed runs are unlikely.

e637eaa323.jpg9a44dff494.jpg

Official press release after the jump:
Continue Reading…