Novitec Rosso is finally done with their thorough package for the divine Ferrari 458 Italia and will unveil the finished product at the Geneva Motor Show which is due in ten days. It gets 609 hp.
The 4.5-liter V8 of the Ferrari is equipped with new carbon-fiber airbox with modified air routing, Novitec’s high performance exhausts that are 21 kg lighter than the stock version, newly programmed engine electronics with newly calibrated mapping for ignition and injection.
As a result it can now manage 609 hp / 448 kW at 9,100 rpm. The torque has also gone up from 540 Nm to 569 Nm at 5,400 rpm. The extra power translates into a top speed of 330 km/h.
Novitec has also tried improving on 458’s spot on aerodynamics by using their own body kit which they have fine-tuned in the wind tunnel of the University of Stuttgart. The components are made from especially light high-strength carbon fibers and give the car an unabashed racing look while reducing its weight. It includes add-on front spoiler, flaps to the right and left of the central air inlet, wings and the fender-mounted ventilation louvers and specially designed rocker panels for better air flow, as well as a rear spoiler and a carbon-fiber diffuser that incorporates three tailpipes with a diameter of 90 millimeters.
As for the wheels, the car gets three-piece NOVITEC ROSSO NF3 of size 9Jx21 wheels in front and size 12Jx22 on the rear with 255/30 ZR 21 at front and at the rear tires in size 335/25 ZR 22 Pirelli P-Zero tires. The modified suspension drops the car by 30mm, but it also has a lift system that can lift it again by 40mm.
The interior benefits form lots of leather and Alcantara as well as carbon fiber parts and scuff plates.
Check out a video of the Novitec 458 in the wind tunnel as the engineers work their magic: