2018 McLaren 720S by Novitec
Novitec for McLaren has introduced a new tuning program for the McLaren 720S, one that’s focused on refining the supercar’s appearance while also injecting it with a shot of extra power. The German tuner’s kit for the British supercar includes a steady diet of Need-for-Speed style aerodynamic components, a choice of new wheels, and power upgrade options that could turn the 720S into a fire-breathing, 794-horsepower monster on four wheels.
2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante by Novitec
Only a few days ago, McLaren revealed that mad 600LT. Just then I wondered what it would be like to see a “baby” McLaren LT go against a “baby” Lamborghini Performante on the other side of the track. But then, Novitec (FYI - a German tuning company) and its Torado division revealed the Huracan Performante Novitec. It is like a Performante version of the Performante Lamborghini. Maybe an overkill, but Novitec did it so well, I don’t even care. I need to see the 600LT race against this now.
2016 Lamborghini Huracán Spyder By Novitec Torado
Two years after bursting into the supercar scene, the Lamborghini Huracán has become a favorite among supercar-loving auto enthusiasts. It’s also turned into a darling in the tuning world where programs have been built to cater specifically to owners of the newest Lamborghini. Novitec Torado counts itself as one of those tuners that have already developed a kit for the Huracán. Now, the German tuner is turning its attention to the Huracán Spyder and in so doing, it has prepared an equally marvelous program that helps bring out 860 horsepower and 708 pound-feet of torque out of the Lambo’s 5.2-liter V-10 engine.
Don’t be fooled by the incredible power gains provided by Novitec because that’s not all the tuner did for the Huracán Spyder. It also prepared a carbon fiber aerodynamic kit that was tested in a wind tunnel, a rarity even by today’s tuning standards. The tuner also prepared a new set of wheels specifically for the program and tied everything up with chassis and suspension upgrades that should give the Huracán Spyder the proper handling and balance so that owners who avail of the kit can enjoy it with the purest of pleasures.
The only thing missing it seems is work on the interior, something that Novitec Torado left for others to do. That might be a red letter for other tuners, but for a company that has earned its reputation as one of the finest in the game at preparing aftermarket programs for Italy’s most romantic of exotics, Novitec Torado did its homework on the Huracán Spyder and gave it everything the car needs to stand out from the rest of its peers.
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2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce by Novitec Torado
A case can be made that a car like the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce doesn’t need any aftermarket upgrades. After all, it already packs a 6.5-liter V-12 engine that spits out 740 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque. That’s good for a sprint to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph, and that’s all Lamborghini. But there are still some tuners out there who’d beg to differ. One of these tuners is Novitec Torado, who may know from its past works on the base Aventador and the Lamborghini Huracán. The tuner also happens to have a new program for the Aventador SV, one that adds modest amount of power to the supercar, helping it reach a new output of 786 horsepower and 544 pound-feet of torque. Excessive, you ask? Nah.
The German tuner is like-minded with its counterparts Mansory and Wheelsandmore in the belief that even the fastest and most powerful cars in the world deserve some aftermarket love, and that’s exactly what Novitec Torado did. The engine upgrade is just one part of the tuner’s kit for the Aventador SV. It also offers some cosmetic and aerodynamic upgrades, interior personalization, suspension improvements, and of course, a set of brand-spankin’ new wheels that it commissioned from Vossen.
Truth be told, even with the rather modest improvement in power, Novitec Torado’s program for the Aventador SV borders on the comprehensive because of all the work it put in on the other sections of the car. Not that we’re complaining because as valid as the argument is that the Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce is awesome enough by itself, there’s still plenty of room for improvements, especially when those improvements come at the hands of a tuner that knows what it’s doing.
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The Novitec Tuning Group has been responsible for some of the sickest tuning programs attached to the Ferrari and Maserati brands. That’s in large part due to the success of its Rosso and Tridente tuning brands. But in 2013, Novitec decided to branch out and create another sub-brand that would be dedicated to that other Italian supercar brand, Lamborghini. Hence, Novitec Torado was born. In short order, Novitec Torado has certainly lived up to its hype, thanks in large part to impressive tuning kits for the Aventador and the Aventador Roadster. Now that Lamborghini has released the Huracan, Novitec Torado has followed suit with a tuning kit for Lambo’s newest supercar.
The program reflects the kind of attention to detail that Novitec Rosso and Novitec Tridente are known for. Novitec Torado prepared a comprehensive aerodynamic program that adds to the Huracan’s visual looks, as well as its performance capabilities. The tuner even has wheel options for the Aventador to go with a suspension kit that helps the Huracan adjust to the extra power it’s now carrying.
Overall, Novitec Torado’s program for the Huracan takes a page from its Rosso and Tridente counterparts to showcase what Novitec can do to a Lamborghini. The sub-brand may be a relative neophyte compared to other Novitec tuning brands, but it has been able to adapt quite nicely to the standards set by its cousins.
Unfortunately, this particular kit for the Huracan is only available in limited quantities.
Continue reading to learn more about the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 N-Largo By Novitec Torado.
The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster is arguably one of the most powerful drop-top supercars in the world. Needless to say, it’s also a popular aftermarket project for some of the best tuning firms in the world. Novitec Torado can lay claim to that distinction, thanks to its affiliation with Novitec Rosso and Novitec Tridente, all of which are part of the Novitec Group. It’s only fitting that Novitec Torado’s latest program is for the Aventador Roadster and not surprisingly, it’s an incredible kit that features comprehensive aerodynamic and performance upgrades.
This isn’t the first time Novitec Torado has worked on the Aventador. Back in July 2013, the Novitec tuning division dedicated to Lamborghinis worked on the Aventador coupe and the result was a 750-horsepower powerhouse, photos of which still have a dedicated spot on my desktop.
It’s hard to top that kit, but Novitec Torado comes really close with its kit for the Aventador Roadster. At the very least, you don’t expect anything less from a tuning group that has built some of the most unique and most powerful programs for Ferraris, Maseratis, and now, Lamborghinis.
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The Rolls-Royce Ghost usually isn’t the type of vehicle Novitec turns its attention to. It’s not a Ferrari; it’s not a Maserati; and last I checked, it’s not a Lamborghini either. But the Novitec Group now has a new tuning arm devoted exclusively to Rolls-Royce models. This new tuning arm is called Novitec Sporfec, which shouldn’t be confused with Novitec Rosso (Ferrari), Novitec Tridente (Maserati), and Novitec Torado (Lamborghini). It’s relatively new compared to the others, so it’s easy to see why some people were surprised to see this Rolls-Royce Ghost program.
Admittedly, I was one of those people but once my own surprise wore off, I looked a little closer at the new Ghost program and realized that Novitec Sporfec isn’t all that different from its brothers. For one, it goes to great lengths to develop in-house technology for its programs. It also uses these advancements to develop unique programs that provides across-the-board improvements on the vehicles it works on.
The Rolls-Royce Ghost is a perfect example of that. The list of upgrades are comprehensive with new components for every element of the British luxury sedan. This meticulous attention-to-detail has earned Novitec our praise in the past. With this new Sporfec division for Rolls-Royce models, I can’t see that changing anytime soon.
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Novitec just added a new sub-brand to its lineup, which will specialize in updating Lamborghini models. The new Novitec Torado brand offers aerodynamic packages made in carbon fiber and updates under the hood to help boost the power output of various raging bulls. To no surprise, the very first model that caught its attention is the Aventador LP700-4.
For the Aventador, the tuner offers a new body kit that it has optimized in the wind tunnel. It is made in carbon fiber and helps deliver improved aerodynamics and offers a more aggressive look for the Aventador. For the interior, Novitec also offers lots of carbon-fiber elements to help set it apart from others.
Most of the work that Novitec has put into the Aventador directly impact the supercar’s performance figures. For this, the tuner installed an upgraded engine management software and installed a high-quality stainless-steel exhaust system made. For a little extra cash, you can pick up the lightweight exhaust system made from Inconel - a nickel, chromium and iron alloy typically reserved for gas-turbine blades.
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A standardMaserati GranCabrio MC gets its power from a 4.7-liter V-8 engine that delivers a total of 460 horsepower. Those are pretty good numbers for a sports convertible, but not the best a Maserati can do.
Luckily for us, there are tuners that came into the picture and tuned the car to its real capacities.
Novitec did just that for the GranCabrio MC. The tuner installed a new supercharger with a water-cooled intercooler and a pair of heat exchangers, which allowed it to boost pressure by 0.43 bar (6.23 psi).
Along with the new supercharger, Novitec also offers an updated intake manifold with larger injectors and it remapped the ECU. The result is a total output of 646 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
With the extra power, the GranCabrio MC will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds - down from the standard 4.9 seconds - and will go up to top speed of 189 mph. The sprint from 0 to 124 mph drops to 11.4 seconds.
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With an affinity towards Italian sports cars, Novitec has taken to great lengths to ensure the utmost quality and style for Ferrari and Maserati models alike. We’ve already seen tuning programs for Maserati models such as the GranTurismo and the Quattroporte, so the next logical step for the primed tuning firm is the GranCabrio. Some may have expected this package to have come out long before it has, but perfection takes time and adding 150 HP to the sports car is rather close to perfection. Joining the power upgrade is a top speed that has been increased to 187 mph and a subtle aerodynamic package.
Pricing for the complete GranCabrio tuning program - including exterior and interior modifications - has yet to be announced, but if an engine upgrade is all that is desired then that will cost $26,800.
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While a standard Fiat 500 develops around 100 HP, Abarth managed to do a bit of tweaking to the hatchback’s engine to increase this output to 135 HP. This was a pretty good little boost, but in the hands of another tuner, this output could still be improved. And this is where Novitec took the hatchback coupe and gave it a little makeover of its own, providing some engine updates and a couple of minor exterior modifications.
The first kit to come upon the Abarth 500 is the NT4-CORSE power kit. This kit runs 3,016 Euro and boosts the500’s power to 164hp. Novitec accomplished this by adding a special turbocharger with a more efficient air supply to cool it down. Assisting the engine are larger injection nozzles and a special fuel pressure control. After that it was an optimized air-cleaner box with sport air-filter cartridge and a Novitec CORSE high performance exhaust system to round off the kit.
The second kit from Novitec is a tuning kit called the NT4-CORSE. This package provides a power boost to 212hp with the use of stainless-steel sport mufflers and high performance exhaust systems, available with one or two tailpipes in various shapes. The cost for this kit was not provided, but whatever the base price is, it is slightly increased if the customers opts for sport springs, a height-adjustable sport suspension made from stainless steel, 17 or 18" light alloy wheels, and a carbon front spoiler lip.
Press release after the jump.
The Fiat Punto isn’t exactly a car that tuners rush to get their hands on. But with the right updates, even the Punto can be transformed into something that might get a second look, or maybe even three. Novitec ended up being the tuner up for such a challenge and the result of their hard work is a new upgrade package that improves both the look and performance of the Italian hatchback.
The exterior package includes Novitec headlamp moldings, a new Novitec spoiler, an X-one-look hood with power domes and integrated hood scoops, side sills, a rear spoiler, and a rear molding attachment. The package is finished by 17 or 18 inch wheels.
The 1.4-liter 16V MultiAir turbocharged gasoline engine has been tuned to deliver 160 HP and 246 NM of torque. This new upgrade helps the Fiat Punto sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 130 mph. As for the diesel version, the 1.6-liter 16V MultiJet now delivers 144 HP and 356 NM of torque.
Press release after the jump.