German tuning specialist, Novitec, released today a new and exclusive customisation range for the Ferrari Portofino. It includes engine tuning with up to 84 hp increase shooting the most powerful variant from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds and reaching a top speed of 325 km/h. Naked-carbon body components give the open-top a hefty dose of racing looks underlined by hi-tech forged rims.
The 3.9-litre eight-cylinder with two turbochargers offers an excellent basis for powerful tuning. The Novitec engine specialists developed three different performance kits for the Portofino, which unleash the reserves buried in this engine to various extents without compromising the durability.
An elaborate series of tests were conducted to develop special mapping for the two plug-and-play Novitec N-TRONIC modules, which are adapted to the electronic engine controls of the vehicle. They provide injection and ignition with performance-optimised mapping and increase the boost pressure as well. In this configuration, the engine puts out 668 hp and produces a peak torque of 851 Nm at 4,750 rpm.
The new range also includes high-performance exhaust system, which is available in various versions with or without sound management by means of integrated actively controlled exhaust flaps. Depending on the variant and the material used, stainless steel or the especially light and heat-resistant INCONEL, which is also the material of choice in Formula 1 racing, the exhaust system not only increases the power output even further, but also can save up to 11 kilograms in weight to boot. The performance can be upped further with 100-cell metal sports catalysts.
In the topmost level, the Novitec-tuned twin-turbo V8 puts out 684 hp at a low 7,400 rpm. The peak torque of 871 Nm, up 91 Nm from the production car, is already on tap at 4,750 rpm. This, of course, also benefits the performance on the road. The tuned front-engine sports car reaches a speed of 100 km/h after just 3.2 seconds. The top speed increases to 325 km/h
The Novitec designers also developed a range of aerodynamic components manufactured of naked carbon helping to achieve racier looks and optimal aerodynamic efficiency. The front spoiler with air deflector inserts for each of the two side air intakes in the front bumper gives the car an even more dynamic profile. Tailor-made inserts for the two air intakes in the hood likewise sharpen the Ferrari’s profile, as do the gill-shaped surrounds for the side air vents in the front fenders. Novitec naked-carbon caps for the two side mirrors add further sporty highlights.
The new forged rims were developed with American wheel manufacturer Vossen and are available for the Portofino in two different designs, host of different colours, optionally combined with a brushed or polished surface. Both wheel models are mounted in a staggered combination of 21- and 22-inch diameter rims on the front and rear axle to put even more emphasis on the wedge shape of the Ferrari.
To make the car’s agile handling even more instantaneous and give it an even more thrilling appearance, Novitec also installs sport springs to lower the ride height of the Italian hardtop convertible by about 35 millimetres. In addition, the suspension engineers developed a feature that gives the Portofino even greater daily practicality. The hydraulic front-lift system enables the driver to raise the front by 40 millimetres from the cockpit. This makes it easier to navigate ramps of underground parking garages or speed tables. By tapping the button or automatically upon reaching a speed of 80 km/h, the front end lowers itself back to the original position.
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