After getting their tuning package for the Ferrari California just right, Novitec Rosso has moved on to a newer Ferrari with tons of appeal. Their new tuning package for the Ferrari 458 Italia will debut at the Geneva Motor Show and will include engine updates, plus some impressive exterior and interior modifications.
The 4,499 cc V8 engine has received a few additions that allow it to jump from the standard 570 hp to a total of 609 hp. That extra horsepower is further utilized with a weight reduction of 21 kilos, helping the car reach a top speed of 205 mph (up from 201 mph).
Other changes made to the vehicle include a new lowering springs that drop the car about 35mm, plus a hydraulic lift system that raise the front of the car by 40 mm which is extremely helpful over those pesky speed bumps.
Hit the jump to read all of the details on the Ferrari 458 Italia by Novitec Rosso.
Exterior and Interior
For the exterior, the tuner is offering an impressive aerodynamic package made in especially in light high-strength carbon fibers, with all the body components being tested in the wind tunnel. The package includes a new front spoiler attached to the production bumper, flaps to the right and left of the central air inlet, wings and fender-mounted ventilation louvers made in carbon fiber, and new carbon-fiber mirror housings. Completing the package is a new three-piece NOVITEC ROSSO NF3 wheels, size 9Jx21 in front and 12Jx22 on the rear axle wrapped around Pirelli PZero tires, 255/30 for the front and 335.25 for the rear.
Also, in order to further accentuate the sporty look of the car, the tuner is also offering a new set of sport springs that lower the car ride by some 35 millimeters, plus a hydraulic lift system that picks up the front by 40mm.
For the interior, the tuner is offering perfectly crafted leather and Alcantara, while the center console, scuff plates, and longer shift paddles on the steering wheel are made from carbon fiber.
For the engine update, Novitec Rosso is offering a carbon-fiber airbox, a high-performance exhaust system, and an ECU update that gives the 458 Italia a 39hp boost, from 570 to 609 HP, while the peak torque is increased from 540 Nm to 569 Nm at 5,400 rpm. The engine also responds even faster to throttle commands and the slightly higher redline speed results in even better continuity during upshifts. All pf these changes help the car hit a top speed of 205 mph.
Novitec Rosso hasn’t announced pricing for this package just yet, but we’re sure to get more details when the car debuts at the Geneva Motor Show. We think it is safe to say that this package will be priced well above the $225,000 it costs for the standard Ferrari 458 Italia.
Ever since its official launch, the Ferrari 458 Italia has seen its fair share of tuning packages. Wheelsandmore and Hamann are just two of tuning firms to take hold of the beautiful sports car. Wheelsandmore managed to squeeze an impressive 620 HP out of the V8, which is more than we can say for Novitec, but in the end we’d still take the look of Novitec’s 458 over Wheelsandmore’s exterior upgrades.
Hamann’s tuning package for the 458 Italia is even less impressive than Wheelsandmore’s kit. Hamann only dressed the Ferrari up in some exterior modifications with a promise that an engine upgrade would soon follow. We’ll have to reserve our judgment for when Hamann decides to unleash the power on the Ferrari.
Looks amazing in white with carbon fiber elements
Faster than production version
The engine could have been tuned to deliver more