Upgrade kits from German tuning firm Novitec see power and torque increased to 802hp and 898Nm.
If you think a 720hp/770Nm Ferrari F8 Tributo, capable of 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds and topping out at 340km/h, is just not rapid enough for your needs, then good news – German loony-house tuning company Novitec can make your Fezza go faster.
Quite a bit faster, actually. Because a Novitec N-Tronic plug-and-play module sees 802hp and 898Nm liberated from the mid-mounted, 3.9-litre, twin-turbo V8. And increases of 82hp and 128Nm make this ballistically quick car into something which can bend space and time – despite being rear-wheel drive only, the Novitec-enhanced F8 Tributo will knock off 0-100km/h in 2.6 seconds (-0.3 seconds) and will go on to a top speed in excess of 340km/h. That’s seriously ballsy, and Novitec claims that the boost in power and torque not only helps the pub-bragging (when we’re allowed back into pubs, that is) acceleration times, but also improves the throttle response and in-gear muscle.
Team up the engine tuning kit to the Novitec high-performance exhaust and the noise of the car is improved too. There are various versions to go at, although some of the sections can be made of Inconel – a particularly lightweight material. Choose the Inconel and it comes coated in 24-carat gold, for maximum bling and also highly effective heat dissipation.
Talking of showmanship, Novitec will clothe much of the exterior detailing with carbon fibre if you want, these components finished in a naked finish with a high-gloss clear coat. Choose from a Novitec two-piece front spoiler and flaps on the side air intakes, both of which reduce lift at higher speeds, or also carbon trim for the wider front air intake which the company claims is ‘reminiscent of the front spoiler of a Formula 1 car’. There’s also a carbon insert for the bonnet, Novitec carbon side sills, door mirrors and side air-intake finishers, and the option of a large rear wing to increase downforce on the back axle. A lower lip spoiler which is more discreet is an alternative if you don’t like the big spoiler, but there’s also a carbon diffuser available, as well as a carbon engine cover and ever a carbon surround for the rear-view camera, if it’s fitted.
In the wheel arches, American company Vossen provides lightweight wheels in 72 different colour variants and with either brushed or polished surfaces, as required. They are mismatched on the axles, being 21s at the front and 22s at the rear, and the ultimate choice for the F8 Tributo is the Novitec NF10 forged wheel with five twin-spoke design and a centre-lock cap. The tuning firm has also worked on the suspension to go with those rims, offering a 35mm-lowering spring kit and also a function which can raise the nose of the Ferrari by 40mm when encountering speed bumps or ramps in urban car parks.
Finally, Novitec offers a full range of individual options for the interior of the Ferrari F8 Tributo, including the ability to choose from the finest leather and Alcantara in any desired colour combination or design.