The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is one of the most extreme front-engine supercars you can buy new. Granted, cars like the SRT Viper and Nissan GT-R are mind-alteringly fast in their own rights, and their suggested retail prices are about a third of what Ferrari asks for an F12. But neither of those road-burners have Ferrari’s pedigree, nor do they have a shrieking V12 engine making well over 700 naturally-aspirated horsepower. Advantage: Maranello.
But that advantage apparently wasn’t big enough for tuner Novitec Rosso. Why else would it have given the F12 Berlinetta a bumper-to-bumper, top-to-bottom makeover?
Dubbed the N-Largo, this heavily-customized Ferrari is easy to spot thanks to its menacing body kit, all pieces of which are carbon fiber. The front and rear bumpers are wider than stock, allowing them to meet up with wider front and rear fenders. Side skirt extensions tie the fenders together front to back, and there are extensions fitted to the hood’s central air extractor vent and the channels that flow through the fenders. And out back, there’s a subtle spoiler over the back window, a wing atop the decklid, and smoked taillight lenses. A quartet of 21” wheels (finished in graphite and red to match the body and trim) fill the fenders, and the whole car sits 1.6” closer to the pavement thanks to a sport spring kit (A front end lifter mechanism to prevent nasty splitter-on-driveway-ramp violence is optional.).
And the N-Largo doesn’t just violate the pavement’s personal space; it also, you know, violates the pavement itself. How? Novitec Rosso endows the 6.3L V12 with a remapped ECU and a sport exhaust system with electronically-controlled bypass valves. These upgrade parts elevate engine output to 770 horsepower (at 8,600 rpm!) and 533 lb.-ft of torque. Novitec Rosso says that’s enough to bump top speed up to 217 mph.
No pricing info for the N-Largo package has been released, but considering how many components are involved, it’s probably on the substantial side. Then again, if you’re a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta owner, you probably aren’t having to dig nickels and dimes out of the bowels of your friends’ sofas. Just a hunch.
Source: Novitec Rosso