Novitec is a rarity among German tuning companies. Many won’t even contemplate turning up a supercar’s turbos and fitting a shouty exhaust without also equipping it with an over-the-top carbon-fibre bodykit. Novitec will do that if you want, of course, but it tends to take a more subtle approach.
Take the company’s new modified Ferrari F8 Tributo and its “naked-carbon aerodynamic enhancement kit”. Whether the subtle add-ons and sensible spoiler give any tangible aerodynamic benefit is beside the point – we think this thing looks ace, especially with those gold-painted Vossen alloys (21-inches at the front, 22s at the back). We needn’t have worried.
As for performance – Novitec has turned the 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 up to 791bhp and 898Nm of torque, increases of 81bhp and 127Nm over standard. 0-100kph takes a no doubt grip-limited 2.6 seconds (0.3 secs faster than standard), and the top speed is said to be “more than 340kph”.
Other mechanical changes include an Inconel exhaust and a 35mm suspension drop. This particular car’s interior looks standard, but Novitec promises there are “countless options” to suit the owner’s “personal preferences”.
Do you like the look of Novitec’s F8 too, or have we gone a bit mad?