Following a tuning project for the Ferrari 458 Italia from 2011, Novitec Rosso has revealed a new program for the most powerful version of the Italian supercar – the 458 Speciale
The tuners have developed a lightweight body kit that includes new spoiler and blade for the front bumper, carbon-fiber moldings with gill-shaped profile for the rear side windows, a rear wing and a carbon-fiber diffusor with an electrically adjustable center section.
The German tuners say these improvements not only give the car a more thrilling appearance, but also minimize negative lift on the front and the rear axles, “benefitting directional stability at high speeds”.
Various performance kits will be available for the Novitec Rosso 458 Speciale. The range-topping tuning stage boosts the power output of the 4.5-liter eight-cylinder engine to 636 PS (468 kW) at 9,250 rpm. Peak torque jumps to 572 Nm (422 lb-ft) at 5,550 rpm. A slightly higher rpm redline results in a top speed of more than 330 km/h (205 mph).
Novitec Rosso has also paid attention to the exhaust system of the car. It consists of two high-performance exhaust manifolds, sports catalysts and a rear muffler. The system features two matte black-coated tailpipes with a diameter of 100 millimeters that produce “an optimized power yield and a sportier sound”. Its construction from INCONEL, the same material used for the exhaust systems in Formula 1, makes the system seven kilograms lighter than the stock one. The sports exhaust will be also available as a stand-alone option with a version with electronic sound management.