It has been confirmed that by the end of the year the Ferrari F430 will be replaced by a brand new model. However, before the F430 bows out, Unique Sportcars, a German design company, has joined forces with the tuning specialist Novitec Rosso to come up with a limited production of the Calavera (a.k.a. Skull) which is patterned after an extensively revised F430 with exclusive airbrush finish by Knud Tiroch the artist.
Being one of the best in the industry, Tiroch has been hired, to name just a few, by David Coulthard, ZZ Top, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Meanwhile, Unique Sportcars develops custom designs for customers who want more than just a factory product. LED daytime running lights, engine ehancement package, seats that are embroidered and central console that have been extended are just some of the unique features of the Calavera.
The assignment of Novitec Rosso is to increase power yield of the high-revving 4.3-liter V8 powerplant of the F430.
The tuner accomplishes this by adding its now familiar twin-supercharging system, which has a current power yield of 707hp (522kW) and 525lb-ft (712Nm) of top torque and hits 100km/h from standstill in just 3.5 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 348km/h.
A slight aerodynamic enhancement, new 20 inch alloy wheels, improved brakes, stiffer suspension which lower the car by 35mm and a sports exhaust system constitute other modifications the car has undergone. Orders are being taken by Unnique Sportcars at this time although buyers have to wait about three months for deliveries.