Novitec Rosso tweaks the Ferrari F12berlinetta

Article by Christian A., on November 23, 2012

Novitec Rosso, the famous German F-car tuner, has recently unveiled a series of modifications for the Ferrari F12berlinetta, the flagship performance machine. The experts worked on the most powerful production Ferrari ever and made it even more exciting. The first package built for the F12 is a simple ECU tune, increasing the power from the stock model’s 740 up to 763 lb-ft, with a new redline of 8900 rpm.

The top speed of the car was also raised to 214mph or 345 km/h. Furthermore, it is getting a new exhaust system that permits for a revision in exhaust note by turning on the butterfly valves through the car’s Manettino switch on the steering wheel.

An aero package is currently in development but it’s not like the F12 needs it. Meanwhile, Novitec offers two different wheel packages, increasing the size from a square-set of 20-inchers, to a staggered set with 21-inch front wheels and 22-inch rears.

Novitec also offers a five-spoke split-spoke three-piece NF3 design that’s more classic. On the other hand, a more striking ultra light weight forged NF4 design is also available.

The F12’s height is lowered by up to 40mm with the use of a lowering kit while a front-axle lift system can be set up to aid in getting over bigger bumps.

In collaboration with Pininfarina, Ferrari Styling Centre manufactured the F12 berlinetta. The vehicle has an impeccable equilibrium of sophisticated proportions and a full aerodynamic competence. Its chic proportion is innate of Ferrari's front-engined V12 automobiles. Engineers and designers worked closely together in shaping the surface of the vehicle.

They subtly integrated the vehicle’s advanced aerodynamic solutions. The team did the integration through "subtraction" rather than flaring it up with additional accessories. The outcome of the team’s effort is a state-of-the-art airflow system. An indispensable attribute for every Ferrari vehicles is the combination of functionality and style.

The model has sleek coupe lines that low. The flanks of the car are robust and it arcs to makes way for the airflow from the hood. By decreasing the volume between the central hood lump and the wings, the two aerodynamic passages are formed. It lifts and lightens the vehicle’s appearance as it passes under a channel in the area between the front wheel arch and the bottom of the A-pillar, before flowing into the flanks.

A dominant grill in the vehicle’s front face pulls air into the space inside the vehicle for the engine bay to cool the V12. Guide vanes which are electronically controlled aid in cooling the brakes. This aerodynamic solution cuts turbulence when closed and ensure maximum brake cooling when open. The rear of the model is an advance remodeled version of the Kamm tail. It incorporates the two upright fences of the rear diffuser. The original T-shape integrates two Light-emitting diodes round tail-lights and the seemingly F1-inspired rear fog light.

Vehicle dynamics and performance

The model is considered the best performing vehicle in the history of Ferrari. It has a Fiorano lap time of just 1'23", 0-100 km/h acceleration in 3.1 seconds and 0 to 200 km/h in 8.5 seconds. Its one-of-a-kind handling stimulates driving confidence at all speeds. The characteristic makes the vehicle remarkably smooth while driving. The car’s advancement in the area of greater responsiveness and agility was accomplished due to the planning phase which was excellently executed. The trait is consistent even at lower speeds which is great for mid-rear-engine vehicles. All these developments were done without sacrificing the comfort for the passengers.

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