Novitec Presents Over-The-Top Ferrari F8 Tributo

Jason R. Sakurai
by Jason R. Sakurai
novitec presents over the top ferrari f8 tributo

Ferrari F8 Tributos are a rather exclusive ride already, and at $277,000 or thereabouts, it stands to reason. German tuning specialist Novitec ups the ante on the F8 Tributo, both in performance and appearance.

What does Novitec do to the F8 Tributo to make it more desirable? For one, Novitec has devised performance kits that unleash the power inside Ferrari’s 3.9-liter V8 twin-turbo without hurting its durability. Novitec offers levels of engine tuning up to 802 horsepower and 662 lb-ft of torque, utilizing special mapping for their plug-and-play Novitec N-Tronic modules adapted to the car’s electronic engine control system. From the factory, the F8 Tributo makes 710 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque.

Novitec’s high-performance exhaust systems include a lightweight Inconel version, with or without electronic sound management. All of their exhaust systems are thermally-insulated to optimize engine bay temperature control. The Inconel Sport exhaust, with 999 gold plating, not only looks glitzy, it supposedly dissipates heat better. Two large tailpipes of carbon fiber and stainless steel emphasize the racy appearance of Novitec’s conversion. These systems also include 100-cell sports catalytic converters, which can be ordered with 999 gold plating.

The two-seater will reportedly do 0 – 100 km/hr in 2.6 seconds. The F8 Tributos top speed of over 340 km/hr, or about 211 mph Stateside, is plenty in our view. The boost in power produces improved driving performance, instantaneous throttle response, and greater in-gear acceleration.

Novitec’s Ferrari F8 Tributo would be just another run-of-the-mill supercar if it wasn’t for the bodywork, styled and using aerodynamically-efficient components. The front end gets a two-piece front spoiler, and side air intake flaps are fitted to the bumper to reduce lift. Carbon trim for the air intake at the front gives the F8 Tributo a look akin to a race car. An insert for the hood made of the same composite material finishes the front end. Rocker panels channel the airflow more precisely. Carbon trim for the side mirrors, together with air deflectors in the side air intakes, add further styling touches. The large rear wing increases rear-axle downforce at high speed, and likely limits your rearward visibility. The rear fascia can be upgraded with other aerodynamic-enhancement components, such as a cover, air outlets, and fins for the diffuser, or a somewhat understated rear spoiler lip. Novitec offers a carbon-fiber trim piece for Tributos with a rearview camera. There is also a complete Novitec diffuser, which is integrated into the production bumper.

Custom forged wheels were designed specifically for the Ferrari and developed with Vossen, an American manufacturer. To emphasize the Ferrari’s wedge shape, the rear wheels are one inch taller than those upfront. Novitec has tailored the wheels to the individual pocketbooks of the vehicle owners, offering 72 different colors, and brushed or polished surfaces. At the top, you’ll find the NF10 forged wheel, in 9Jx21 at the front, and 12Jx22 at the rear, fitted with performance tires of sizes 255/30 ZR 21 and 335/25 ZR 22, respectively. The F8 Tributo’s sport springs were calibrated to work with their wheels. Novitec sport springs lower the ride height by 35 millimeters, improve handling, and complete the Ferrari’s appearance.

Not to overlook any aspect of the F8 Tributo, Novitec can provide you with an interior tailored to your liking, from the finest leather and Alcantara in any desired color and upholstery design. For a car that you’ll not likely see two examples of anywhere in its original form, the Novitec version is truly unique.

[Images: Novitec]

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  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Jan 25, 2021

    Sad - using cheap gold plating on catalytic converters filled with platinum-plated ceramic. That settles it; I'll buy the improved aftermarket version from RockAuto.

  • Conundrum Conundrum on Jan 26, 2021

    Novitec? Never heard of 'em. But I guess their stuff is for the ever-so-well-off who can afford to fart around with their new Ferrari and to hell with warranty. Plebs get to add a new muffler to their Miata, sport stringback gloves and buy someone's hokey hand-held "tuning" device to plug into the OBD port. Yeah, I missed the clues back in the 1969 when I graduated as an engineer eager to design things, and add to real tangible value in society. What I should have foreseen is that it's a whole lot easier to be a parasitic leech and choose a banking career or be a stockbroker. That way you get to make money coming and going on the transactions and risk-taking of the dumbasses who actually try to do productive things. Don't even need no advanced education, except for show. Fifty years on I could have been the mindless old doink with a palace and a garage full of cars without a real clue how they work, lording it over the peons who actually labor for a living. At the real top end, what I'm saying is I can't ultimately diss Musk, but Google and Facebook grand poohbahs I have no time for. Look at all these supercars for a coupla million or more sprouting up on all sides. They're not for the real elite, just those who have done rather well, as they say. I used to be enthralled by Lambos and Ferraris, but now I couldn't care less unless it's a real tour-de-force like a Mclaren T50. And I suspect I'm not alone. White glove tuners with a deferential air of fake respect no doubt do well telling porkies about performance gains to the crowd with tans, sunshades, yachts and superior airs, and I have no quarrel with that. It just seems weird that it's come to that.

    • Mcs Mcs on Jan 26, 2021

      @conundrum: " and add to real tangible value in society. What I should have foreseen is that it’s a whole lot easier to be a parasitic leech and choose a banking career or be a stockbroker." Yeah, I totally hear you. I'm facing that whole dilemma myself right now. I really want to use my high performance computing and next generation AI research for medical advancement. At the urging of a friend I developed financial industry software and hardware to go along with it to make little extra cash on the side. Now it's more than just a little and development of the next generation hardware and software is consuming way more time than I'd like, But the money is so good. It's definitely not the career direction I want to take, but it's a detour that can make the other things happen. Just the testing and design process is bringing in way more cash than it should. It's definitely not providing a benefit to society in proportion to the cash it brings in, but I can't say no to the money. At least everything being developed can ultimately have scientific purposes further down the road and I'll never need venture capital.

  • Del My father bought GM cars in the 60's, but in 1971 he gave me a used Datsun (as they were called back then), and I'm now in my 70's and am happy to say that GM has been absent from my entire adult life. This article makes me gladder than ever.
  • TheEndlessEnigma That's right GM, just keep adding to that list of reasons why I will never buy your products. This, I think, becomes reason number 69, right after OnStar-Cannot-Be-Disabled-And-It-Comes-Standard-Whether-Or-Not-You-Want-It and Screw-You-American-Car-Buyer-We-Only-Make-Trucks-And-SUVs.
  • 3SpeedAutomatic Does this not sound and feel like the dawn of ICE automobiles in the early 20th century, but at double or triple speed speed!!There were a bunch of independent car markers by the late 1910’s. By the mid 20’s, we were dropping down to 10 or 15 producers as Henry was slashing the price of the Model T. The Great Depression hit, and we are down to the big three and several independents. For EVs, Tesla bolted out of the gate, the small three are in a mad dash to keep up. Europe was caught flat footed due to the VW scandal. Lucid, Lordstown, & Rivian are scrambling to up production to generate cash. Now the EV leader has taken a page from the Model T and is slashing prices putting the rest of the EV market in a tail spin. Deja vu……
  • Michael Eck With those mods, I wonder if it's tuned...
  • Mike-NB2 I'm not a Jeep guy, but I really, really like the 1978 Jeep Cherokee 4xe concept.