Novitec Presents Over-The-Top Ferrari F8 Tributo
Ferrari F8 Tributos are a rather exclusive ride already, and at $277,000 or thereabouts, it stands to reason. German tuning specialist Novitec ups the ante on the F8 Tributo, both in performance and appearance.
What does Novitec do to the F8 Tributo to make it more desirable? For one, Novitec has devised performance kits that unleash the power inside Ferrari’s 3.9-liter V8 twin-turbo without hurting its durability. Novitec offers levels of engine tuning up to 802 horsepower and 662 lb-ft of torque, utilizing special mapping for their plug-and-play Novitec N-Tronic modules adapted to the car’s electronic engine control system. From the factory, the F8 Tributo makes 710 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque.
Novitec’s high-performance exhaust systems include a lightweight Inconel version, with or without electronic sound management. All of their exhaust systems are thermally-insulated to optimize engine bay temperature control. The Inconel Sport exhaust, with 999 gold plating, not only looks glitzy, it supposedly dissipates heat better. Two large tailpipes of carbon fiber and stainless steel emphasize the racy appearance of Novitec’s conversion. These systems also include 100-cell sports catalytic converters, which can be ordered with 999 gold plating.
The two-seater will reportedly do 0 – 100 km/hr in 2.6 seconds. The F8 Tributos top speed of over 340 km/hr, or about 211 mph Stateside, is plenty in our view. The boost in power produces improved driving performance, instantaneous throttle response, and greater in-gear acceleration.
Novitec’s Ferrari F8 Tributo would be just another run-of-the-mill supercar if it wasn’t for the bodywork, styled and using aerodynamically-efficient components. The front end gets a two-piece front spoiler, and side air intake flaps are fitted to the bumper to reduce lift. Carbon trim for the air intake at the front gives the F8 Tributo a look akin to a race car. An insert for the hood made of the same composite material finishes the front end. Rocker panels channel the airflow more precisely. Carbon trim for the side mirrors, together with air deflectors in the side air intakes, add further styling touches. The large rear wing increases rear-axle downforce at high speed, and likely limits your rearward visibility. The rear fascia can be upgraded with other aerodynamic-enhancement components, such as a cover, air outlets, and fins for the diffuser, or a somewhat understated rear spoiler lip. Novitec offers a carbon-fiber trim piece for Tributos with a rearview camera. There is also a complete Novitec diffuser, which is integrated into the production bumper.
Custom forged wheels were designed specifically for the Ferrari and developed with Vossen, an American manufacturer. To emphasize the Ferrari’s wedge shape, the rear wheels are one inch taller than those upfront. Novitec has tailored the wheels to the individual pocketbooks of the vehicle owners, offering 72 different colors, and brushed or polished surfaces. At the top, you’ll find the NF10 forged wheel, in 9Jx21 at the front, and 12Jx22 at the rear, fitted with performance tires of sizes 255/30 ZR 21 and 335/25 ZR 22, respectively. The F8 Tributo’s sport springs were calibrated to work with their wheels. Novitec sport springs lower the ride height by 35 millimeters, improve handling, and complete the Ferrari’s appearance.
Not to overlook any aspect of the F8 Tributo, Novitec can provide you with an interior tailored to your liking, from the finest leather and Alcantara in any desired color and upholstery design. For a car that you’ll not likely see two examples of anywhere in its original form, the Novitec version is truly unique.