Glance at any vehicle tuned by Novitec and it’s almost a guarantee that your heart will skip a beat. They effectively take already-amazing vehicles and turn them into voracious works of art.
Novitec first began making waves in 1989 when they were tuning Italian sports cars, earning a measure of respect for their work on Alfa Romeo and Fiat vehicles. As a testament to the quality of their work, word got around and soon the company “graduated” and began tuning Ferrari. Thus, Novitec Rosso was born.
In the beginning, Novitec Rosso (which is made in Germany) was a highly secretive venture and, under the direction of a select team of technicians, worked on their first major project, which was simply known as “Rosso F360.”
Among the many goals laid out by Novitec Rosso, one of the most important was to avoid making any significant changes to the fundamental aesthetics of vehicles. Rather, the motivation was to allow even the most discerning auto enthusiast the freedom to choose from an exclusive yet extensive range of options for their vehicles.
Success and acclaim followed and over the years, Novitec has maintained awareness for quality, creativity and foresight anchored by the same determination that was there from Day One. Through Novitec Rosso and Novitec Sport (tuning for Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Lancia), Novitec has grown to become one of the most successful companies in the automotive tuning branch. In addition, they have expanded and can now be found in more than 30 countries where their skilled network, coupled with highly trained personnel, allows the company to meet the needs of the most discriminating clientele.
Novitec Rosso F430
Ferrari’s F430 is, without a semblance of a doubt, one of the hottest and most desired cars on the face of the planet. Costlier than the F360, it is superior in many aspects including driving dynamics. And, oh yeah, it looks hot—one stare and you’re smitten.
So... why mess with perfection? Unless you’re a purist and prefer your cars to remain cookie-cutter stock—akin to drinking a cup of Joe without cream or sugar—it all boils down to individuality and a thirst for speed.
However, purists should take note: Novitec Rosso designs aren’t meant to be over-the-top mutations. To a certain extent, Novitec Rosso makes parts that fit seamlessly with the F430 and serve a practical purpose—not just for looks.
The parts, usually made from carbon-fiber, help reduce weight, and, in wind tunnel tests, have enhanced the F430’s stability at high speeds. While carbon-fiber is expensive, it’s certainly worth every penny if you plan to invest on a car of this caliber.