Novitec Rosso presented at Geneva Motor Show a very special tuning dedicated to the Ferrari 458 Italia. The V8 engine has been so far amended only in a gentle way, with a new carbon fiber airbox and an Inconel exhaust with metal catalysts and butterfly valve that saves 21 kg (46 lbs) of the original Ferrari 458 Italia.
With a new ECU mapping, the total gain is 39 hp, bringing the maximum power at 609 hp and 9100 rpm, with a torque of 569 Nm (v 540 Nm) at 5400 rpm.
Geneva 2011 Live: Novitec Rosso Ferrari 458 Italia photo gallery
Novitec Rosso Ferrari 458 Italia has a revised structure, with a drop of 35 mm (1.4 in) and a hydraulic system to raise the front axle with 40 mm (1.6 in) in case of obstacles, also were selected in NF3 wheels measure 9 x 21″ front tires 255/30 and 12 × 22″ rear with 335/25 tires.
The aerodynamics of Novitec Rosso Ferrari 458 Italia, designed in a wind tunnel at the University of Stuttgart, has been modified with new spoilers, side skirts, mirrors and diffuser in carbon fiber material used for the engine cover and the roof panels.