Novitec’s tuning package for the monster Ferrari 812 GTS includes even more revs, and therefore even more power and torque.
In another of those ‘tuning company makes an already scarily fast car even scarily faster’ pieces, here’s German outfit Novitec once again turning its attention to a Ferrari – just weeks after it announced its hotter-than-hot F8 Tributo.
This time around, it’s the 812 GTS getting the treatment. Now, you might be thinking that a 6.5-litre normally aspirated V12 delivering 800hp at 8,500rpm and 718Nm at 7,000rpm is already what you might kindly described as ‘highly strung’. But a tuning kit plus the Novitec Performance Exhaust – made of Inconel, to save 11kg from the kerb weight, and optionally available with a 999-fine-gold-plated finish if you like the bling – somehow makes it even more stratospheric.
Maximum power is now 840hp at a giddy 8,750rpm, while torque rises to 751Nm at an increased 7,300rpm. This allows the Novitec 812 GTS to hit 100km/h from rest in 2.8 seconds, while its top speed is up to 345km/h. For reference, Ferrari itself claims a top speed ‘in excess of’ 340km/h and a 0-100km/h time of ‘less than’ 3.0 seconds.
On the outside, Novitec has given the Italian convertible plenty of exposed carbon-fibre styling touches, which is not only designed to look good but which should also improve the Ferrari’s aerodynamics. For instance, the front lip spoiler minimizes front-axle lift, while the central air intake with flaps over the side apertures is said to increase the handling stability at high speed.
Once again, Novitec teams with its preferred alloy wheel manufacturer, Miami-based US firm Vossen, to provide three tailor-made wheel-and-tyre combinations for the 812 GTS. These are available in a variety of colours and three different finishes (standard, polished or brushed), while the rims you can see in the pictures are Novitec NF10 wheels that are 10Jx21 inches up front and 12.5Jx22 inches at the rear, wearing 275/30 ZR21 and 335/25 ZR22 tyres respectively. The five-twin-spoke design also has centre locks, for the full motorsport look.
Beyond this, the Ferrari 812 GTS can be further upgraded by Novitec with a set of sport springs that lower the ride height by 35mm, while a hydraulic height-adjustment system allows the front of the car (with its expensive carbon splitter) to be raised to negotiate speed bumps or steep ramps in car parks. This’ll lift it by 40mm and the car automatically lowers once the speeds exceed 80km/h. Finally, inside Novitec offers lots of individualisation options for the cockpit, with the leather and Alcantara able to be finished in pretty much any colour an owner’s heart desires. Prices are yet to be confirmed, but expect to drop tens of thousands of Euro on getting an 812 GTS to full Novitec spec.