• Mar 3, 2011
Novitec Rosso 458 Italia - Click above for high-res image gallery

Novitec Rosso has thing for the Prancing Horse. It routinely turns its wrenches on the cars of the Ferrari stable and shows them a new level of power. At this week's 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Novitec has focused ts attention on the Ferrari 458 Italia, and the results are stunning.

The "standard" Ferrari 458 Italia produces 562 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque from its mid-mounted 4.5-liter V8. Novitec utilizes new engine mapping, and a different exhaust manifold and exhaust system to raise output to 609 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The tuning company has also managed to raise the redline from 9,000 to 9,100 rpm, which doesn't sound like much but could help earn a few more ticks at the top end of the speedo.

Besides the engine work, Novitec has upgraded the 458's suspension, lightened the wheels and added carbon fiber to various locations all over the car. The resulting Novitec Rosso 458 is lighter, louder and faster than your run-of-the-mill Italia. It's also pretty damn good looking to boot.



Photos copyright ©2011 Drew Phillips / AOL


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Its funny...these guys are the exact opposite of Mansory: they actually make gorgeous-looking cars look (and perform) better...while Mansory takes gorgeous cars and makes them look like sweaty drunk whores w/ smudged lipstick and running eyeliner.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I've never been a fan of the 458's stock styling but this is...pretty awesome.

      I think Novitec may have beaten Ferrari to the Scuderia punch...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Holy minimum wage batman! I think I'm in love. I hate my cheap ass ughh!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Anybody have a approx idea of the price range for this upgrade?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't understand how anybody could think this thing looks better then a bone-stock 458. To each his own, I guess.
      • 3 Years Ago
      To quote the great Eddie Money: "I think Im in love".

      What a drop dead knockout!!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh my damn.
      • 3 Years Ago
      wow, the 458 looks really good in white
        • 3 Years Ago
        The used the dark colors and carbon fiber extremely well, especially on the headlines which I'm not the biggest fan of but they look much better on this car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      So ECU tuning and exhaust modifications netted a 47HP increase on a N/A vehicle? Does that sound a bit strange to anyone else?

      Its not that I don't believe them, but that sounds a bit extreme...
        • 3 Years Ago
        I hit "Add Comment" too quickly.

        In addition, this thing looks CRAZY good in white, and those modifications are tastefully done. Novitec knows what they are doing.
        • 3 Years Ago
        i think a 47hp increase, on a ferrari, is pretty good for only tuning some mapping and upgraded exhaust. look at it this way, these cars are 9/10 of their potential from the factory as a street car. any idea what it really takes to make a ferrari better? they are already very close to best they can be without losing something from another area.
        • 3 Years Ago
        True, but at the same time that's less than a 10% increase in power. Percentage wise, it doesn't seem like such a huge improvement for what's being changed.

        I'm pretty sure Ferrari tuned their car the way they did for a reason (other than emissions standards). These cars already need an oil change about as often as I fill up with gasoline. I wonder how much MORE maintenance an aftermarket job requires on a Ferrari. Novitec is quite the tuning house, though, and they have been for a very long time. It's a real shame cars are becoming so much more technical. You used to be able to just turn a screw to send more fuel through a carburetor, now you need an engineering degree to accomplish the same thing.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jesus if there was a car to sell a kidney for this one would be IT!!!!
        • 3 Years Ago
        Since I can do this without dying, I'd give a good chunk of my liver for it too.

        This is how tuning is supposed to be done, Mansory.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sexier? Err...No.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That thing looks amazing! even if you don't like the 458 you gota say that this looks great. why doesnt Ferrari just hand all their prototypes over to Novitec and let them finish them off before production?
        • 3 Years Ago
        manufacturers have stricter regulations.
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