Published on August 18th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
NOVITEC ROSSO: A sporty designer outfit and 774 hp for the Ferrari F12berlinetta
With 774hp and a top speed in excess of 345km/h this is an extensive customization program for the Ferrari F12 berlinetta by NOVITEC ROSSO. Painted or clear-coated carbon fibers with a matt finish like in Formula One or with a high-sheen surface sealer: the NOVITEC ROSSO designers lend the current top-of-the-line model in the Ferrari product range an even more sporty appearance. Its development not only focused on the car’s looks: all bodywork components received their finishing touches in the wind tunnel and consequently optimize the sports car’s handling stability.
To further minimize negative lift on the front axle, NOVITEC ROSSO offers a three-piece aerodynamics upgrade, which consists of a front spoiler lip with attached air ducts and a central front blade. The upgrade increases downforce in the front at high speeds. But that’s not all: the spoilers in conjunction with the new surrounds for the brake air scoops, the hood insert and the front grille lend the F12 an even more striking nose. The new rocker panels calm the airstream between the front and rear wheel arches and add some more visual muscle to the sports car’s appearance. The carbon-fiber covers for the exterior mirrors and the black side markers stylishly round out the view from the side.
The NOVITEC ROSSO designers’ marks are also clearly in evidence in the rear: despite its discrete appearance the rear separation edge is a factor in the optimal aerodynamic balance of the F12berlinetta as is the rear diffuser. The latter attaches to the production rear fascia and can be further enhanced visually with optional diffuser fins and a fascia cover made from clear-coated carbon fibers. The great love of detail is also evident in the carbon-fiber surrounds for the rear fog lamps and the tail lights, which in the spirit of the best NOVITEC ROSSO traditions are available in black.
A crucial role in the thrilling appearance of the Ferrari refined by NOVITEC ROSSO is of course played by the wheels that were custom-developed for this car. To further emphasize the wedge shape of the F12, NOVITEC ROSSO developed two tire/wheel combinations with staggered wheels, 21-inch wheels on the front axle and 22-inch rims in back. In addition to the appearance, the performance specifications for the product engineers also demanded even more precise handling. The NOVITEC ROSSO NF4 high-tech forged wheels, which are available in any desired color, are among the lightest of their kind in the world. Their design features five delicate double spokes and thanks to their low weight they reduce unsprung mass, a crucial factor in the even more agile handling. The NOVITEC ROSSO NF4 9.5Jx21 wheels in front are fitted with Pirelli high-performance tires in size 255/30 ZR 21. Size 12Jx22 rear wheels with 335/25 ZR 22 tires ensure maximum traction.
Three-piece NOVITEC ROSSO NF3 alloys are available as an alternative for the F12berlinetta. They are mounted in size 9.5Jx21 on the front axle and in size 12Jx22 in the rear and feature the same size tires as the forged wheels. There rims also have an impressive design that features five double spokes and polished rim flanges. Like for all wheels NOVITEC ROSSO offers individual color schemes including outer flanges with a carbon-fiber finish.
The NOVITEC ROSSO sports springs lower the ride height of the Ferrari by up to 40 millimeters. The lower center of gravity further adds to handling agility. To make it possible to navigate past speed humps or parking garage ramps without problems, NOVITEC ROSSO offers a hydraulic lift system for the front axle. At the push of a button in the cockpit the front of cars can be raised, and returned to its original level by pressing the button a second time. The car also reverts to its normal ride height automatically upon reaching a speed of 80km/h. Another NOVITEC ROSSO domain is the creation of powerful performance kits for Ferrari sports cars. After the power therapy the 6.3-liter V12 of the F12berlinetta produces an extra 34hp. The extra horses come courtesy of an upgrade to the engine management system with newly calibrated mapping for injection and ignition. In addition, a NOVITEC ROSSO high-performance exhaust system with metal catalysts, available with or without controlled butterfly valve, is installed.
The NOVITEC ROSSO engine tuning not only offers a higher maximum power output of 774hp at 8,500 rpm and a peak torque increased to 716Nm at 6,300 rpm. Increasing the redline speed to 8,900 rpm also results in even shorter gear steps for the seven-speed F1 dual clutch transmission. Furthermore, top speed increases to more than 345km/h. It goes without saying that the NOVITEC ROSSO sport exhaust systems are also available separately without the performance kit. The versions with controlled butterfly valve give drivers of the F12berlinetta the option of manually switching the exhaust note with the manettino button of the steering wheel between discrete and markedly sporty. NOVITEC ROSSO also offers exclusive refinement of the interior. The product portfolio ranges from carbon-fiber shift paddles to a designer interior crafted from leather and Alcantara in any desired color and upholstery style.