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2011 Novitec Tridente GranCabrio news, pictures, specifications, and information

The Maserati GranCabrio from NOVITEC TRIDENTE

Open-Air Driving Fun wîth 590 Supercharged Horsepower and 187 mph Top Speed

Open-air driving fun thanks to a supercharged engine wîth 590 hp, a peak torque of 422 lb/ft torque and a top speed of 187 mph: NOVITEC TRIDENTE now refines the Maserati GranCabrio as well. The refinement also includes a sporty designer suit wîth subtle aerodynamic-enhancement components made from clear-coated carbon fiber, three-piece wheels wîth diameters of 21 and 22 inches, a hydraulically height-adjustable coilover suspension and exclusive interior options.

More power through supercharging is the recipe of the NOVITEC TRIDENTE engine specialists. This technology, proven in the GranTurismo and Quattroporte, is now also available for the Maserati GranCabrio.

The 4.7-liter V8 engine is upgraded wîth a perfectly dimensioned supercharger driven by a cogged-tooth belt. Maximum boost pressure is limited to 0.35 bar. A water-to-air intercooler wîth dedicated water circuit ensures optimal power yield and healthy engine temperatures.

The NOVITEC TRIDENTE SPORT compressor conversion also includes a custom intake manifold and larger injectors. Newly programmed engine electronics coordinate the perfect interaction of the new high-performance components. The new mapping also ensures optimal power yield, durability and compliance wîth current exhaust emission standards. ( posted on conceptcarz.com)

Vital Stats
Engine : 4.7 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 590 hp
Torque: 422 ft-lbs

6-speed Automatic
The engine conversion costs 19,900 Euros and ideally is complemented wîth the NOVITEC TRIDENTE sport exhaust system. The fully stainless-steel system features four slanted tailpipes wîth diameters of 90 millimeters and is available wîth or without control flap. The former allows the driver to engage in sound tuning from the cockpit. Depending on the control flaps' position, the eight-cylinder engine sounds either sporty subdued or aggressive like a race car.


The performance figures of the NOVITEC TRIDENTE supercharged engine speak for themselves: rated power of the four-valve engine jumps by 150 hp to 590 hp at 7,300 rpm. Simultaneously peak torque grows from 362 lb/ft torque to 422 lb/ft torque at 5,400 rpm.

The power plant interacts perfectly wîth the standard six-speed automatic transmission, both in manual and automatic mode: The sports car sprints from 0 – 62 mph in just 4.5 seconds. Top speed increases from standard 176 mph to 187 mph.

These high speeds place enormous demands on the aerodynamic properties of the vehicle. The NOVITEC TRIDENTE designers have developed components that also fit the GranTurismo Coupé. They further emphasize the cabriolet's sporty character and optimize its aerodynamic properties. All body components are made from carbon fiber wîth a clear-coated finish or painted in body or contrasting color.

The NOVITEC TRIDENTE front spoiler lips are attached to both sides of the production front apron. Their sophisticated shape reduces lift on the front axle, thus further improving directional stability at high speeds. In combination wîth the carbon-fiber radiator grille surround the two spoilers give the vehicle an even sportier face.

The NOVITEC TRIDENTE rocker panel trim calms the airstream along the vehicle's sides and gives the two-seater a longer, sleeker appearance.

To create an optimal aerodynamic balance, the GranCabrio can be upgraded wîth the NOVITEC TRIDENTE rear spoiler lip and a diffuser for the standard bumper. In addition to even more stable handling at high speeds, these two components also add even more sporty character to the rear appearance.

Striking looks thanks to making optimal use of the available space in the wheel wells and further improved driving dynamics are provided by the NOVITEC TRIDENTE tire/wheel combination for the drop-top Maserati. The staggered combination of 21- and 22-inch alloy wheels for front and rear axle further emphasizes the wedge-shaped design of the sports car. The three-piece wheels wîth five double spokes are available in any desired color and upon request even coated wîth carbon fiber. The size 9Jx21 wheels on the front axle are fitted wîth Pirelli P Zero high-performance tires in size 255/30 ZR 21. In the rear, size 315/25 ZR 22 tires on size 11.5Jx22 rims provide optimal traction.

The NOVITEC TRIDENTE sport suspension is specifically calibrated to these high-performance tires. This suspension lets each customer select his or her individual ride- height lowering and damper settings. But that's not all: To further improve the vehicle's everyday utility the body can be raised hydraulically at the push of a button by 40 millimeters on the front and rear axle. It makes navigating speed bumps or parking garage ramps easier. Afterwards the suspension can be lowered again to its original position at the push of a button. Alternatively, upon reaching a speed of 50 mph the suspension reverts to its original position automatically.

NOVITEC TRIDENTE can also customize the interior of the Maserati GranCabrio to suit the owner's personal taste. In doing so, NOVITEC TRIDENTE applies the finest leather or Alcantara in any desired color wîth utmost precision.

Contact Information:
NOVITEC TRIDENTE
A Business Division of NOVITEC ROSSO GmbH & Co. KG
Hochstrasse 8
D-87778 Stetten
Germany
Phone: +49 / (0) 82 61 / 75 99 5-0
Fax: +49 / (0) 82 61 / 73 88 20
E-mail: info@novitectridente.com
Internet: www.novitectridente.com

NOVITEC ROSSO ÚSA
18471 NW Chemeketa Ln Únit C
Portland, OR 97229
Phone: 503-336-0176
E-mail: rosso@novitecrosso.com

Exotica Motorsports
Phone: 360-607-0709
Fax: 360-326-1584
E-mail: info@exotica-motorsports.com
Internet: www.exotica-motorsports.com

Source - Novitec Rosso
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