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…Novitec Rosso makes a mean Ferrari 599?

Novitec Rosso Ferrari 599

Novitec Rosso kept the body modifications to a minimum, but when your bi-kompressor (twin supercharged) Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano makes 808 horsepower and gets to 60 in just 3.5 seconds, you don’t need flashy wings and carbon fiber, because your brake lights will gladly do all the necessary talking.

The exterior of the Ferrari didn’t exactly remain stock however, as an aerodynamic-enhancement kit developed in the wind tunnel keeps the car planted while three-piece, 21-inch wheels, a correspondingly calibrated sports suspension and high-performance brake system do their part to keep the rubber on the road.

Exclusive interior options round out the package, and at just $60,500, it’s practically a steal once you factor in the cost of the car and the price to performance ratio of the upgrade.

[Novitec Rosso]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Koenigsegg Edition?

Koenigsegg Edition

When a car already has 1018 horsepower and runs on E85 ethanol, it’s hard to top it, but Koenigsegg has done just that with the CCX and CCXR Edition.

The aim of the Edition is to “deliver superior performance – on the track, in a straight line and on country roads – and to do so in style and comfort.”

Both are fitted with the 4.8L twin-supercharged engine, and have been track-tuned with modified shock absorbers, stiffer springs, anti-roll bars, reset dampers, and a lowered chassis.

The carbon fiber bodies have also been enhanced for additional downforce with an optimized rear wing, front winglets, and a larger front splitter and nolder, all left in raw carbon fiber form so that you can appreciate their beauty. And because it’s raw carbon fiber, “each individual section of carbon fibre bodywork has been painstakingly matched and then joined together inside out like a tailored suit, to create a stunning pinstripe effect. The process is so time-consuming that it takes almost twice as much time to create the clear-coated visible carbon body compared to the normal painted carbon CCX body.”

The interior features special anodized aluminum trim and a redesigned Koenigsegg Chronocluster and center console to “conform the Edition’s exclusive status.”

Want one?

Get in line, because only 14 of the CCX Editions will be made, though that’s more than enough when compared to the six CCXR Editions that will ever see the light of day.

[Koenigsegg Edition]