Novitec is dipping its toes into the McLaren tuning business by working on the 570S Coupe.
Known in the aftermarket world mostly thanks to its custom Ferraris and Lamborghinis, Novitec is ready to broaden its portfolio by upgrading the McLaren 570S with more power, an aero kit, as well as other revisions.
First things first, the biturbo 3.8-liter V8 engine has been massaged to deliver a healthy 646 horsepower (475 kilowatts) and 510 pound-feet (692 Newton-meters) of torque. That makes it 76 hp (56 kW) and 68 lb-ft (92 Nm) stronger than a standard 570S Coupe, enough to slash two tenths of a second from the sprint to 62 mph (100 kph) now taking just three seconds. Not only that, but top speed has increased from the series 204 mph (328 kph) to 208 mph (335 kph).
There’s more to the power boost than just the numbers, as Novitec mentions the McLaren will also provide better throttle response as well as improved in-gear acceleration. In addition, the modified engine can work together with a custom stainless steeel exhaust providing a beefier soundtrack. Alternatively, the exhaust can also be had in a lighter version manufactured from inconel.
It wouldn’t be a complete tuning kit without some changes to the car’s design, and in this case Novitec is making only subtle changes to the 570S’ exterior appearance. There’s a new front spoiler lip lending the coupe from Woking a more aggressive fascia, while the side profile reveals new rocker panels and carbon fiber air intakes. Moving at the back, the focal point is the fixed wing boosting downforce and giving the 570S a more aggressive look.
Rounding off the changes on the outside are the five-double spoke wheels measuring 20 inches at the front axle and 21 inches in the back. The lightweight alloys come wrapped in 235/30 ZR 20 and 305/30 ZR 21 rubbers and work nicely with the sportier springs lowering the ride height by around 30 millimeters (1.2 inches).
Novitec isn’t showing us the interior just yet, but it does say the 570S Coupe can be reupholstered in a wide variety of leathers and Alcantara available in a multitude of colors.
Gallery: McLaren 570S Coupe by Novitec
NOVITEC now also refines the sports cars from McLaren
Start with the McLaren 570S: engine tuning to up to 475 kW / 646 hp, 0 – 100 km/h in 3.0 seconds, a top speed of 335 km/h, carbon aerodynamics kit and hi-tech forged wheels
NOVITEC has been the internationally most acclaimed refinement specialist for the world’s most exclusive automobiles for many years. In addition to the broad ranges for the vehicles from Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini, NOVITEC now also offers exclusive options for the sports cars from McLaren.
For starters, there is a complete product range for the 570S: An aerodynamic-enhancement kit developed in the wind tunnel and hi-tech forged wheels lend the mid-engine sports car an even more spectacular appearance.
Engine tuning for the twin-turbo V-8 to up to 475 kW / 646 hp and a top speed of 335 km/h are also part of the NOVITEC product range, as are high-performance exhaust systems including a superlight INCONEL version, sport springs, and exclusive interior options.
The task of the NOVITEC designers was to make the thrilling styling of the McLaren 570S even more spectacular, and they mastered the job in superb fashion. For a car as fast as this, it is not just the looks, but above all the aerodynamic efficiency that is of utmost importance. To this end, NOVITEC conducted complex wind tunnel tests. The resulting NOVITEC aerodynamic-enhancement components are available in a naked carbon version.
The NOVITEC front spoiler lip lends the mid-engine sports car a more distinctive face. In addition, it also reduces lift on the front axle, which further improves the handling stability at high speeds. In the side view, the 570S with NOVITEC rocker panels has an even lower and sleeker visual stance. In addition, the designers developed carbon covers for the air intakes on both sides of the vehicle, which route the relative wind even more precisely to the air scoops behind the two doors.
The rear of the upgraded McLaren is dominated by the NOVITEC rear airfoil. Its shape follows the contours of the rear’s sweeping lines and increases the downforce on the rear axle. The likewise all-new NOVITEC carbon covers on the left and right of the rear bumper emphasize the sporty design and optimize the aerodynamics. For the hood, NOVITEC offers a dual-branch air box that ensures an optimized airflow to the engine bay.
The new NOVITEC MC1 wheels for the 570S have an equally unique design: They are manufactured using state-of-the-art forging technology and offer an optimal blend of lightweight construction and strength. The wheels feature five delicate double spokes and are designed to make full use of the available space under the wheel arches. In addition, the staggered combination of 9-inch and 11-inch rims puts even more emphasis of the wedge shape of the sports car. The size 9Jx20 wheels at the front are shod with high-performance tires of size 235/30 ZR 20. The rear axle sports size 305/30 ZR 21 tires on rims of size 11Jx21.
NOVITEC sport springs lower the ride height of the two-seater by about 30 millimeters.
The 3.8-liter eight-cylinder with two turbochargers offers a great starting point for powerful tuning. The NOVITEC engine specialists developed three different performance kits for the 570S, which as a special feature produce added power at the touch of a button. The special mapping for the two NOVITEC N-TRONIC modules can be activated and deactivated with the Active Dynamic Panel in the cockpit. The plug-and-play auxiliary control units are adapted to the electronic engine management system of the vehicle.
In the most powerful performance stage 2, which comprises a NOVITEC RACE high-performance exhaust system in addition, the modifications result in an increase in peak power by 56 kW / 76 hp and in peak torque by 92 Nm. As a result, the V-8 with NOVITEC tuning pumps out an impressive 475 kW / 646 hp at 7,450 rpm, and produces a peak torque of 692 Nm at 6,250 rpm!
This naturally also benefits the car’s performance: The two-seater reaches a speed of 100 km/h in just 3.0 seconds. Top speed increases to 335 km/h. On the road, the NOVITEC performance upgrade is evident not only in the improved performance figures, but also in an even more instant throttle response and more powerful in-gear acceleration.
As the optimal complement to the engine tuning, NOVITEC also offers various versions of a precisely calibrated high-performance exhaust system for the McLaren 570S. The NOVITEC exhaust system features slanted tailpipes matching the rear contours of the vehicle, one on the left and one on the right side. The exhaust is available in a version made from stainless steel and one made from INCONEL, the even lighter material used in Formula 1 racing. In addition, the product range includes lighter and even more efficient sport catalysts.
Another focal point of the refinement program lies on the interior. This includes high-quality all-leather interiors crafted from the finest leather and Alcantara in any desired color.