The Ferrari California T just took a huge leap up the performance spectrum — with custom-developed engine, exhaust, suspension, interior and aero mods just launched by Novitec Rosso.
The biggest draw for many will be the plug-and-play ECU modules to release an extra 86 horsepower and a meatier, lower torque peak for the brand-new 3.8-liter V8TT engine up front. Performance goes from great to gigantic — with the Novitec Cali T able to hit 62-mph in just 3.3-seconds before hitting a much-higher top speed of 201-mph.
The N-TRONIC modules are nice because they can be shipped anywhere in days and installed right in your driveway, while being completely reversible as needed.
But the extra boost is only a part of the desirability equation. The Novitec exhaust options are four systems to make this turbo V8 bellow like no factory Ferrari. It is an interesting blatt — as you can hear in the video below — that is less shrill and metallic of a sound at idle. The Novitec Cali T emits a deep bellow down low from those giant quad pipes in matte black.
We haven’t heard the Novitec Cali Turbo as it approaches its redline on full throttle, but are confident that the fantastic Maranello harmonics will be dramatically amped up by Novitec mods.
Styling upgrades start with numerous suspension and wheel choices, and are capped by carbon-fiber design elements to up the visual intensity of the new California T.
Overall, the mods for the California T take this convertible coupe dramatically closer to the F12 on all counts, yet with far more wind in your hair and sun on your face!
Ferrari California T by NOVITEC ROSSO
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NOVITEC ROSSO tuning for the new Ferrari California T
An extra 63.3 kW / 86 hp, 323 km/h and sporty accessories
Engine tuning to deliver an additional 63.3 kW / 86 hp that give the two-seat car a top speed of 323 km/h, and a wide range of sporty options for the bodywork, suspension and interior: NOVITEC ROSSO, the leading global refinement specialist for the sports cars from Maranello, now also offers tuning for the new Ferrari California T.
The new 3.8-liter eight-cylinder twin-turbo engine provides the perfect starting point for powerful tuning. The NOVITEC ROSSO engine technicians developed a new performance kit for the California T that unleashes the hidden reserves of this engine without compromising its durability. Extensive series of tests were conducted to develop special mapping for the two NOVITEC ROSSO N-TRONIC plug-and-play modules, which are adapted to the electronic engine management system of the vehicle.
As a result, the tuned V8 develops an impressive 475 kW / 646 hp at a low 7,400 rpm and produces its peak torque of 856 Nm at a low 4,600 rpm – 101 Nm more than the stock engine! Performance on the road benefits accordingly: the tuned two-seater sprints to 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds. Top speed jumps to 323 km/h.
On the road, the NOVITEC ROSSO power upgrade not only delivers better performance, but also even more instantaneous throttle response and even more in-gear pulling power.
As the perfect complement to the engine tuning, NOVITEC ROSSO sells various versions of precisely calibrated stainless-steel high-performance exhaust systems for the new Ferrari California T. The version offering sound management by means of actively controlled butterfly valve is available with the NOVITEC ROSSO SWITCHTRONIC feature, which allows regulating the sound between subtly quiet and powerfully sporty by radio remote from inside the cockpit.
In addition to more power, NOVITEC ROSSO of course also offers refinement options for the bodywork, suspension and cockpit. The appearance of the two-seater is upgraded with a sporty-elegant aerodynamic-enhancement kit, which is optionally available with a clear-coated carbon-fiber finish. The shape of the NOVITEC ROSSO front spoiler was optimized in the wind tunnel and lends the front-engine sports car an even more dynamic profile. What’s more: its sophisticated design also reduces lift on the front axle, which in turn optimizes directional stability at high speeds.