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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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