Novitec Rosso has revealed their tuning kit for the Ferrari 458 Spider.
First shown on Novitec's 458 Italia, the body kit includes a two-piece front spoiler with wing blades, ventilation grilles in the fenders, carbon fiber covers on the side mirrors, sill skirts, rear diffuser, rear fog lamp bezel surround and either rear spoiler lip or a rear wing complete the look. All components are made of carbon fiber. Other styling features include black taillights, black side markers and the black auxiliary LED brake light.
For the suspension Novitec Rosso's new NF4 superlight forged wheels come in a staggered 9x21- and 12x22-inch front to rear layout with Pirelli Pzero tires in sizes 255/30 ZR 21 and 335/25 ZR 22. There's a hydraulic ride-height adjustment and sport springs lower the ride height of the Spider by some 35 millimeters, however, the standard shock absorbers on the 458 Spider do not need to be upgraded.
Under the hood Novitec Rosso has kept engine modifications basic for the brand new model. They've added a new carbon-fiber airbox, a high-performance exhaust system made from nickel-chromium-based superalloy Inconel, which weighs 21 kg (46 lbs) less, as well as sport exhaust manifolds, sport catalysts and a rear muffler with a sound control flap that can be activated by a button on the steering wheel. Lastly, a remapped engine management system for optimized ignition and injection was added resulting in an additional 39 PS (28.7 kW / 39 bhp) from the 4.5-liter V8 for a total of 609 PS (448 kW / 600 bhp) at 9,100 rpm. Simultaneously, peak torque has grown from 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) to 569 Nm (420 lb-ft) at 5,400 rpm. As a final touch, Novitec added a clear-coated carbon fiber engine cover.
For the interior Novitec Rosso also adds carbon fiber trim pieces to the center console, bezels above the speedometer and the climate sensor as well as making the shift paddles longer than the stock units.
More details in the press release below.