2016 Ferrari 488 GTS By Novitec Rosso
We may be in the dog days of summer, but for a perennially busy aftermarket tuner like Novitec Rosso, no amount of idle time can make up for creating a tuning program for one of the market’s newest supercars, the Ferrari 488 GTS. That’s exactly what the German tuner did, doing so only two months after unveiling a similar kit for the 488 GTB. Much like the earlier program, Novitec Rosso’s work on the 488 GTS revolves around an engine upgrade that puts some extra muscle to the Ferrari’s 3.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, resulting in a new output of 772 horsepower and 658 pound-feet of torque.
The numbers are identical to what the tuner was able to get out of the coupe version. Rest assured though, the effects are far different, both from a performance standpoint and from a wind-blowing-your-hair point-of-view. Better yet, the enhancements don’t just end with the engine upgrades. It wouldn’t be a Novitec Rosso tuning kit if it was strictly limited to that. The German tuner is also known for its carbon fiber aero bits and without disappointment, Novitec is also offering a full aerodynamic body kit that’s even been subjected to strenuous wind tunnel testing.
As expected, a new set of wheels is also part of the program and an interior upgrade that’s largely left to the whims and financial might of the customer. In other words, this tuning kit for the Ferrari 488 GTS is a trademark Novitec Rosso program, complete with all the bells and whistles that have come to define the well-established aftermarket company.
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The Ferrari 458 Speciale was first introduced at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, bringing some much needed life back into the 458. It’s hard to be the 458 when you have the LaFerrari and the F12berlinetta keeping you in the shadows. But the 458 Speciale is special in a lot of ways, not the least of which was the added performance boost Ferrari gave it.
German tuning firm Novitec Rosso saw what Ferrari did and quickly reacted. Sure, the tuner might have been impressed at first, but as a company known for incredible Ferrari programs, Novitec Rosso always has an eye on improving upon near perfection.
So here it is, ladies and gentlemen. The Ferrari 458 Speciale by Novitec Rosso.
It’s an incredible piece of work, although it’s the kind that can be expected of Novitec Rosso. The program is comprehensive, too. From aerodynamic improvements to numerous performance kits, Novitec Rosso’s program for the 458 Speciale is the kind that turns a taken-for-granted supercar into a sparkling piece of Italian awesomeness.
Novitec Rosso’s program for the Ferrari 458 Speciale is another feather in its cap, although if you look at what the tuner’s wearing, there’s already one too many feathers in it to begin with.
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The Ferrari 458 Italia Speciale is one bad mutha, and that’s putting it in a PG-13 light.
It’s everything you want in a Ferrari this side of the LaFerrari. It’s powerful, limited, and downright awesome to look at, the 458 Speciale is as it’s name implies: special.
So when you have a car that looks and performs like a rock star, aftermarket companies are going to be lining up to get a piece of this mighty Ferrari, including Novitec Rosso.
In some ways, it’s not surprising that Novitec Rosso would be one of the first tuners to get its hands on a 458 Speciale. And we know what happens when it has a Ferrari on its hands. Aftermarket awesomeness!
In this particular case, Novitec’s work on the 458 Speciale is limited to a Stage 1 kit, which pretty much means a simple engine tune and a new set of wheels. With 600 horsepower on tap from the factory, Novitec was able to bump it up to 622 horsepower. Sure, it’s not a massive increase, but it appears to be a small sample of bigger things to come. There’s also a set of custom Novitec NF4 forged wheels that are finished in black with bright yellow rims, and blacked out taillights.
That’s the extent of Novitec Rosso’s Stage 1 kit for the 458 Speciale. More importantly, though, the program suggests that there could be a Stage 2 or possibly Stage 3 kit. That’s what we’re definitely looking forward to.
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Late last year, Italian tuner Novitec Rosso introduced to us its very first program for the Ferrari F12berlinetta. Where that program came with a pretty hefty performance upgrade, the tuner’s new body kit for the F12berlinetta, as shown by English Novitec Rosso distributor, Scuderia Systems, is all sorts of bonkers, too.
According to Scuderia Systems, the kit is called N-LARGO - yep, all caps - and judging by the rendering photos of the F12berlinetta sporting it, these components are just what the doctor ordered.
Details have yet to be divulged, but it certainly appears that the entire kit is going to be made entirely out of lightweight carbon fiber. In addition, you can plainly see the new components on the F12berlinetta, including a new front bumper, a new hood with a distinctive air vent, wider fenders on the front and rear, new side skirts, and a new rear spoiler and diffuser.
Needless to say, the N-LARGO body is just mind-blowing.
As far as performance enhancements, expect to see the same upgrade Novitec Rosso already introduced last year. You know, the one wherein the tuner calibrated mapping for injection and ignition, increasing the output of the F12berlinetta to 763 horsepower and 518 pound-feet of torque with a new top speed of 214 mph.
When Ferrari unveiled the F12berlinetta we were pretty much sure that no one will actually find something to change about it. But today Novitec Rosso was the first tuner to prove us wrong. Its true the tuner’s package does not add significant updates to the Italian supercar, but it was enough to bring the F12berlinetta back to our attention.
The updating job started under the hood where the tuner calibrated mapping for injection and ignition and managed to increase the V12’s output from the standard 740 HP to 763 HP and the peak torque from 508 lbs-ft to 518 lbs-ft. As a result the supercar can now hit a top speed of 214 mph.
No changes have been made on the exterior, but the tuner is offering a new set of wheels sized 21" in the front and 22" in the back and wrapped in Pirelli high-performance tires.
The F12berlinetta has also been equipped with a new set of sport springs that lower the car’s ride by up to 40 millimeters. On the interior Novitec Rosso is offering a wide range of choices, ranging from carbon-fiber shift paddles to exclusive Alcantara and leather interiors in any desired color or upholstery design. Also, the driver will be able to change the exhaust system’s note to a sportier tune using a Manettino switch on the steering wheel to open or close the butterfly valves in the exhaust.
However, Novitec Rosso has promised that this update is just the beginning and that an aerodynamic-enhancement package and more engine upgrades are currently being developed.
Ever since the Ferrari FF was introduced over a year ago, the car hasn’t seen a whole lot of aftermarket love from some of the biggest tuners in the world. But now that Novitec Rosso has jumped into the picture with their first program for the FF, all’s well in the world again.
The comprehensive program for the Ferrari FF includes new aerodynamic components, a couple of styling modifications, and a subtle performance upgrade. Sounds about right to us.
The first order of business was the addition of new carbon fiber components. The kit includes a new front spoiler lip, a roof spoiler, a rear spoiler, side skirts, and a rear diffuser. Carbon fiber surrounds for the taillights were also added, as were matching black side markers, carbon exterior mirrors, LED rear fog lamps, a carbon fiber roof, and a radiator grille. In addition, Novitec Rosso also fitted the FF with a new set of 21" and 22" ultra-light forged wheels with an NF4 wheel design that features five double spokes and wrapped in Pirelli PZero high-performance tires.
Inside, Novitec Rosso is offering a slew of custom enhancements, including, but not limited to, carbon fiber scuff plates and a fully customized leather and Alcantara interior.
Under the hood of the FF lies a 6.3-liter, 12-cylinder engine that produces 660 horsepower. Thanks to a re-calibrated ECU system and the installation of Novitec Rosso’s stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system, the output has increased to an impressive 702 horsepower with a new top speed of 211 mph, up from the standard model’s 208 mph top speed.
UPDATE 07/26/12: Nobody needs to remind Novitec Rosso about their tuning credentials. But in the event you have any doubts about their talents, feel free to check out the video of what they did to the Ferrari FF’s exhaust. Click the photo and turn up the volume, peeps!
The Ferrari 458 Italia has already received two upgrade programs from Novitec Rosso: a "standard" one and a second one called "Twins." And now the tuner is turning their attention to the 458 Spyder. Just like with the coupe version, the roadster has also received a carbon aero kit, superlight forged wheels, an engine increase to 609 HP and a top speed of 201 mph.
The standard 458 Spyder delivers a total of 570 HP, but Novitec Rosso has added a special carbon-fiber air box with modified air routing and a high-performance exhaust system. As a result the car delivers a total of 609 HP at 9,100 rpm and a peak torque of 419 lbs-ft at 5,400 rpm.
For the exterior the tuner is offering a new front fascia upgraded with a two-piece front spoiler and side flaps, new sill skirts and a new rear spoiler lip or a rear wing. All these elements are made in carbon fiber. The car sits on a new set of 22" forged wheels combined with a hydraulic suspension system that can raise the car’s ride by 40 mm or lower it by 35 mm.
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It’s been a few years since noted Ferrari tuning company, Novitec Rosso, worked their magic on the Ferrari F430 Scuderia and in that span of time, we’ve seen a number of different versions of the program, including a special edition "Evoluzion" and even a version re-tuned by ZR Auto. Now, you can another one added to that list, courtesy of our friends over at ADV.1 Wheels. They even have a pretty cool name for it: the Airport Edition.
The tuning program that was used in this particular F430 comes courtesy of Novitec, which means that it comes with a performance upgrade featuring a high-performance mechanical supercharger and a water-cooled intercooler that takes the Italian supercar’s 4.3-liter V8 engine and bumps up the output from 510 horsepower all the way up to 717 horsepower and 532 lb/ft of torque.
With all the technical enhancements already in tow, ADV.1 Wheels fitted the Novitec-tuned F430 Scuderia "Airport Edition" with a new set of titanium-finished 19" ADV05.1 Superlight Wheels.
At the end of all the modifications, the F430 Scuderia Airport Edition can hit 0-62 mph in just 3.5 seconds with an ridiculous top speed of 211 mph. Insane numbers for a supercar looking as bonkers as this one.
Bravo, ADV.1! Bravo, indeed!
The Novitec Rosso-tuned Ferrari 458 Italia was first introduced to us last March at the Geneva Motor Show. Fast forward to today and the German automaker has released a couple of new iterations from the 458 Italia we saw last March, calling it the "Twins." No, we’re not talking about Skids and Mudflap from Transformers 2; we’re talking about two blazing hot Ferrari 458 Italias that were re-tuned by the world famous Ferrari tuner from Stetten, Germany.
The pair of supercars pretty much look alike, hence the name "Twins". Both carry the same red and black finish with plenty of carbon fiber details and a number of new items including a new front spoiler, flaps on both sides of the central air inlet, fender-mounted carbon fiber ventilation louvers, and carbon fiber mirror housings. About the only thing that distinguishes one from the other are the three-piece Novitec Rosso NF3 wheels with one model receiving a gloss black finish while its counterpart receives a scarlet red finish.
As for the powertrain, the 458 "Twins" received the same engine upgrade we saw in Geneva in the form of a carbon-fiber airbox, a high-performance exhaust system, and an ECU remap. All these changes took the output of the 458 Italia’s 4.5-liter V8 engine from 570 horsepower all the way up to 609 horsepower at 9,100 rpm and a peak torque from 398 lb-ft all the way up 420 lb-ft.
Novitec Rosso has even released a preview video of the 458 "Twins", which we highly advise you watch, just so you can start drooling over this pair of Italian exotics that were given the best possible German upgrades.
A lot of us have tuning companies that we like to call our favorites, or at least one of our favorites. Some of you might share different opinions, but in our case, one that stands on top is Novitec Rosso. The German tuning company has not been shy in building fabulous works in the past, and to their credit, they never rest on their laurels. Their latest piece of work is proof of that fact.
Using anAlfa Romeo 8C Spider, Novitec Rosso gave the fastest and most powerful Alfa Romeo even more reason to be feared, thanks to a new supercharger system and a stainless-steel exhaust system that takes the output of the Italian supercar from its stock 450 horsepower all the way up to 600 horsepower. The power upgrade translates to new performance numbers for the 8C Spider, particularly a new 0-62 mph time of just 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 189 mph.
On top of the supercharger and the exhaust system, Novitec Rosso also gave the 8C Spider a new water-to-air intercooler, a custom injector, and a set of 21” and 22” alloy wheels. All told, the whole package for the 8C Spider comes out at 19,900 Euros, which is about $29,400 based on current exchange rates.
Not bad for an upgrade of an Alfa Romeo 8C Spider.
It was about one year and a half ago that Novitec Rosso unveiled the 747 Package based on the Ferrari 430 Scuderia. This package brought out the good of the Ferrari with an increase of power up to 747 HP, hence the name. One would think that with Ferrari’s release of the 458 Italia, Novitec would move on from their 430 Scuderia projects and start focusing on the newer machine. This is definitely not the case as the German tuner has brought back the Scuderia with an even more menacing package. The new version of the 430 Scuderia is called the 777 Final Edition and follows along the same lines as their previous package with a boost in power and a blacked out hood and roof treatment.
The standard 4,300 cc V8 engine has been touched up with a bi-compressor kit and a new exhaust system. These additions allow the Ferrari a boost from 510 HP to a galloping 777 HP. The exterior of the vehicle looks similar to their previous package with an extreme body kit featuring plenty of carbon fiber goodies, a new set of wheels, and the same blacked out components previously mentioned. The yellow exterior paint job found in the 747 package has been switched out for a luscious red more befitting of a Ferrari.
Full details will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Novitec Rosso, the same tuning firm that brought us the Ferrari 458 Italia and the Race 606 Carbon Ferrari California, debuted its latest Maranello Monster at the Geneva Auto Show. We’ve been hearing the rumors for a couple of weeks and it’s actually true that they have created a more insane version of the 599 GTO. This car is the ultimate Ferrari of the moment – there is no supercar level (Enzo) model available and if you want the very best that a prancing horse can deliver, then the 599 GTO will have to suffice. Luckily, there are enough crazy rich guys out there for a company like Novitec Rosso to exist and be able to bring us Ferrari GTOs with almost 900hp!
Not much was done to the exterior of the Ferrari in terms of aerodynamics, but the makeover provided for the engine more than makes up for whatever they did do on the outside. Still, Ferrari lore is not lost on the tuners at Novitec Rosso and their paintjob brings back a storied car of Ferrari’s history . The thing that tends to happen with tuning firms is that the original character of the car and the manufacturer are replaced with flashy wheels and oversized wings. Novitec has managed to restrain themselves and respect the 599 for what it is while still getting more power out of the mighty V12. Anything else done to the vehicle is just icing on the cake.
UPDATE 03/02/2011: This review has been updated with the Novitec Rosso Ferrari 599 GTO’s full specs.
UPDATE 04/03/11: Novitec Rosso has released a walk-around video of their tuned up Ferrari 599 GTO. Words are great and all, but it doesn’t beat watching the a run-around of the car’s exterior and interior.
Hit the jump to read more about the Novitec Rosso Ferrari 599 GTO.
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.
Novitec Rosso has been around the block with the Ferrari California a few times, but this latest tuning kit from the German firm is that much more impressive than the last package they put together. Well, technically, it’s the same package with more and more being added with every new decision made. The new package is called the Race 606 and gets the same engine conversion, but many new carbon fiber body parts.
For the engine conversion, the tuner is offering a compressor system that consists of a mechanical supercharger driven by the crankshaft via a cogged V-belt, a flap-controlled NOVITEC ROSSO high-performance exhaust system with sport catalysts, and newly calibrated engine electronics. The result is an increase from the standard 460 HP to an impressive 606 HP and a sprint from 0 to 60 mph made in 3.8 seconds. The Ferrari also won’t stop until it hits 202mph.
In order to improve the car’s aerodynamics, Novitec is now a slew of body parts made in a matte clear-coated carbon-fiber. These parts include front and rear spoilers together with the rear diffuser, rocker panel blades, side air outlets in the front fenders, mirror covers and rear molding, a hood centerpiece, radiator grille, the outer skin of the folding hardtop, and the taillight surrounds. The exterior look is finished by a new set of three-piece NOVITEC ROSSO NF3 wheels.
We don’t know what else Novitec Rosso can possibly add to the Ferrari California that they haven’t already added, but we’re excited to see what else the tuner can think up for this gorgeous vehicle.
Novitec Rosso is saying good bye to the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti with a tuning package for the Ferrari’s 2+2 seater model. The package includes: new wheels, engine updates, a stainless-steel sport exhaust system, a new taillight design, and upgrades for the interior.
Starting with the V12 engine, Novitec Rosso managed to increase the output to an impressive 565 HP and 609 Nm at 5,300 rpm by utilizing a newly calibrated engine management system and the NOVITEC ROSSO stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system. The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 201 mph.
For the interior the tuner is offering an ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel which comes in any color imaginable and any material, depending on the customer’s demand. To further customize the interior of the Ferrari, the tuner has provided the consumer with custom tailored seat designed to fit from the shortest to the tallest driver. They will even provide more lateral support or a lowered seat position.
The taillight system is comprised of the black NOVITEC ROSSO lamps and adds four round taillights, the reflectors, and the side markers. The car sits on three-piece NF3 alloy wheels in a combination of size 9Jx20 wheels in front and size 12.5Jx21 rims on the rear axle.
This tuning package from Novitec focuses more on the engine and the customization for comfortability then the original package for the Scaglietti back in 2006. The newer package provides 10 hp more than the original, but the original also provided sportier touches such as the pedal set, footrest, and a new high performance brake system.
Press release after the jump.
The Ferrari F430 is an impressive car, no doubt, but there are people out there who consider the 360 to be even better. And if you are among them and drive a 360, coupe or Spider, then here’s the right tuning package for you!
The aerodynamic package includes: front spoiler, front bumper Supersport, rear skirt, rear wing Supersport, air duct inlet, and skirts for side panels.
For the engine, Novitec Rosso is offering two programs. The first program, Sport Bi-compressor, includes 2 superchargers with separated oil-circuit, modified induction tract complete heat insulated, watercooled intercoolers with additional watercoolers, pumps, reinforced v-ripped belts with dynamic belt-tensioners, injectors, modified motronic in combination with Novitec-tectronic, and Carbon airfilter-housing for Coupe / Spider / Challenge Stradale. The output is raised to 555 hp at 8.100 rpm, the sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, and the top speed goes up to 208 mph.
We do not have the chance to talk about cool cars like the Ferrari 550 and the 575 Maranello every day, but today we want to present to you a Novitec Rosso tuning kit for both of them. So, if you drive one of the two models, you need to know that the tuner can improve both your car’s performance and aerodynamics.
The aerodynamic kit includes: a front bumper, side skirts, rear diffuser and rear wing (offered in reinforced fiber glass or carbon fiber), smoked rear lights and side markers. The exterior package is finished by 19" NF2 alloy wheels.
Under the hood, the tuner upgraded the engine’s electronic mapping and added a stainless steel sport exhaust system without flap-regulation. The result is an output of 533 hp. Top speed goes up to 223 mph.
The interior gets an aluminum pedal set, an ergonomic sport steering wheel, and seats for tall drivers in multiple leather color choices.
Yes, we’ve been through this before; this is not the first time you’re seeing Novitec Rosso offering a tuning program for the Ferrari California.
But while Novitec already did quite a job the first time around, it seems the tuner has decided that it can do better. Well, they did; taking the engine performance of this California up to 606 horsepower - an increasing of 105 horsepower from their earlier work.
Also, this new tuning package has the cars peak torque going up to 603 NM, as well as the performance numbers: 0 - 60 mph is now made in just 3.8 seconds while top speed is up to an impressive 202 mph.
The aerodynamic kit includes: a new front spoiler, new rocker panels with integrated airfoils and black side markers, a rear diffuser and rear spoiler lip and of course a set of three-piece Novitec Rosso NF3 wheels.
Press release after the jump.
Novitec Rosso will unveil a new tuning package for the Ferrari 599 Fiorano at the Geneva Motor Show. Called Race 848, this kit will be limited to only three units.
As it name suggest, the Race 848 is powered by a V12 twin compressor engine that delivers 848 hp and a peak torque of 842 Nm. The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3.4 seconds, from 0 to 124 mph in 9.6 seconds, from 0 to 186 mph in just 23.7 seconds, while top speed goes up to 214 mph. It also gets sports suspension, a high-performance brake system and stainless-steel quad sport exhaust system with a pipe diameter of 90 mm.
The aerodynamic kit includes: a front spoiler lip, a rear apron, a rear wing and rocker panels between front and rear wheel arches. The car is painted in matte-white contrasting with gray accents such as the roof and parts of the hood. It sits on alloy wheels with five double spokes.
Press release after the jump.