The only sweeter words than Novitec Rosso for a custom Ferrari?
A designation that turns any production supercar into a muscle-bound autobahn monster, N Largo designation is now bestowed on the 2015 Ferrari California T.
Dramatic new designs for the nose and widebody wings all around create a vehicle with all the visual intensity you could dream of for the droptop Ferrari supercar.
Performance upgrades take the sprint pace of the Novitec Cali T down to just 3.3-seconds, with the full upgrade catalog detailed on the second page of this post.
The N Largo upgrade seems like a must-have, though. It turns the vaguely effeminate California T design into a a terrifying, man-eating beast of a car. Love it.
Ferrari California T N Largo by NOVITEC ROSSO
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NOVITEC ROSSO N-LARGO
Spectacular widebody version, 491 kW / 668 HP and a top speed of 325 km/h for the Ferrari California T
The Ferrari California T is one of the world’s most sought-after roadsters. NOVITEC ROSSO, the leading refinement specialist for the sports cars from Maranello, now presents the spectacular N-LARGO carbon-fiber widebody version for the open two-seater. This conversion also includes three-piece high-tech forged wheels with diameters of 21 and 22 inches, as well as engine tuning that bumps the rated output to 491 kW / 668 HP. As a result, the thrilling sports car reaches a top speed of 325 km/h.
An overall width of 202 centimeters and thus eleven centimeters wider than the production version: the conversion to the new NOVITEC ROSSO N-LARGO widebody version makes the Ferrari California T even more spectacular. The new concept is the logical continuation of the success story of the exciting N-LARGO version of the Ferrari F12.
The bodywork conversion kit is made from extremely lightweight yet high-strength carbon fiber and was developed together with Vittorio Strosek. The German designer has unrivalled expertise in this field: in the 1980s, he was one of the pioneers in the development of thrilling widebody versions for the world’s most exclusive sports cars.
This tradition continues seamlessly with the NOVITEC ROSSO N-LARGO bodywork conversion for the California T. The widebody version of the roadster is even more extreme and dynamic, and displays a rousing wasp waist thanks to the new wider front fenders and the fender flares on the rear axle.
The front fenders, which add six centimeters in all to the front-axle width of the two-seater, replace the production parts in their entirety and make room for wheels designed specifically for this widebody version. The three-piece NOVITEC ROSSO N-LARGO NF5 NL alloys are manufactured using high-end forging technology. The wheels of size 9Jx21 on the front axle are mounted with size 255/30 ZR 21 Pirelli P ZERO high-performance tires and transfer the steering and braking forces to the road. A ventilation slot integrated into the rear of the new bodywork components on either side purges the hot air from the carbon-ceramic brake discs and the brake calipers.
On the rear axle, the width of the California T grows by a whopping eleven centimeters. To this end, strikingly styled fender flares were formed and seamlessly joined to the production bodywork. The larger wheel wells, for which matching fender liners were designed, offer space for NOVITEC ROSSO N-LARGO NF5 NL forged wheels of size 12Jx22. Their primary visual appeal stems from an extremely concave wheel spider with five delicate double spokes. They are mounted with Pirelli P ZERO high-performance tires of size 315/25 ZR 22.
The new rocker panels create an aerodynamically and visually perfect transition between the widened wheel arches at the front and rear. They have large air intakes that redirect the relative wind to the rear brakes.
Of course, the NOVITEC ROSSO N-LARGO also has a distinctively styled face. To this end, a new front bumper was developed that is tailored to the wider front fenders. The larger side air intakes improve the supply of cooling air to the front brakes. What is more: thanks to their highly contoured shape, they are a factor in reducing lift on the front axle at high speeds. The same applies to the central front blade, which is optionally also available with a clear-coated carbon-fiber finish. The same material from motor racing is also used for the radiator grille and the surrounds of the air vents on the hood and the exterior mirrors.
The rear bumper was also designed as one part and blends flawlessly with the N-LARGO fender flares. The integrated diffuser provides the perfect backdrop for the four tailpipes of the NOVITEC ROSSO high-performance exhaust system. It also increases downforce on the rear axle and can optionally be ordered with a clear-coated carbon-fiber finish. The aerodynamic-enhancement concept of the NOVITEC ROSSO N-LARGO widebody version was optimized in the wind tunnel and is rounded out with the new rear airfoil. A subtle rear spoiler lip is available as an alternative. Both spoiler variants are available in a clear-coated carbon-fiber version, as are the surrounds for the tail lamps and a roof skin offering full-blooded racing looks for the folding hard top of the California T.
Additional individual highlights can be added in the form of black side marker lights and reflectors.
The spectacular appearance of the widebody NOVITEC ROSSO N-LARGO with large forged staggered wheels that accentuate the wedge shape is further emphasized by the ride-height lowering of the sports car. The NOVITEC ROSSO sports springs lower the ride height of the Ferrari by about 35 millimeters, which also has positive effects on the handling thanks to the lowered center of gravity.
To make it easier to navigate speed humps or ramps of underground parking garages or parking decks, NOVITEC ROSSO has developed a hydraulic front lift system for the California T. The front end of the car can be raised by 40 millimeters at the push of a button in the cockpit. The front end reverts to its original position automatically upon reaching a speed of 80 km/h or at another push of the button.
It goes without saying that NOVITEC ROSSO also offers powerful engine tuning for the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 of the California T. In the most powerful version of the N-LARGO the engine specialists mobilize 491 kW / 668 HP at 7,400 rpm and a peak torque of 871 Nm at a low 4,750 rpm. The output increase by 79.4 kW / 108 hp and the boost in torque by 96 Nm over the base engine is achieved with the help of two NOVITEC ROSSO N-TRONIC modules with meticulously calibrated mapping for the engine management system, and a stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system.
The performance of the California T improves accordingly: the tuned roadster sprints from rest to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds. The top speed increases to 325 km/h. Of course, the engine tuning not only benefits the performance figures: the even more spontaneous throttle response and the further optimized in-gear acceleration fascinate in everyday driving.
By customer request, NOVITEC ROSSO also customizes the interior of the N-LARGO at the highest level of artisanship. The variety of colors is just as limitless as the options for a special paint finish for the bodywork and the wheels or for the design of the leather and Alcantara upholsteries.
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.
Tailor-made inserts for the two air intakes in the hood also lend the California T a further sharpened profile, as do the gill-shaped covers for the side air outlets in the front fenders and the clear-coated carbon-fiber covers for the two exterior mirrors. In addition, there is also a carbon-fiber radiator grille.
The sides of the sports car receive some added dynamic lines with the NOVITEC ROSSO rocker panels and side flaps. These aerodynamic-enhancement components also improve the airflow between the front and rear wheel arches. NOVITEC ROSSO offers a clear-coated carbon-fiber roof skin for the folding hardtop of the California T.
NOVITEC ROSSO offers full-blooded motor racing looks with the rear diffuser and the clear-coated carbon-fiber diffuser fins as well. The NOVITEC ROSSO rear spoiler lip upgrades the rear appearance and minimizes lift on the rear axle. A carbon-fiber rear trim panel as well as clear-coated carbon-fiber covers for the tail lamps round out the sporty looks for the Ferrari California T.
The NOVITEC ROSSO staggered alloys with diameters of 21 inches at the front and 22 inches at the rear look stunning and enhance the driving dynamics even further. In sizes 9Jx21 at the front and 12Jx22 on the rear axle, the one-piece and especially lightweight NF4 high-tech forged wheels with five double spokes put even more emphasis on the wedge shape of the sports car. Technology partner Pirelli supplies high-performance tires specifically tailored to this vehicle. They are mounted on the front axle in size 255/30 ZR 21. Tires of size 315/25 ZR 22 at the rear provide optimal grip.
The NOVITEC ROSSO sports springs, which lower the ride height of the Ferrari by about 35 millimeters, were designed specifically for this tire/wheel combination. In addition, the suspension specialists developed a feature that makes the California T even better suited for everyday use. The hydraulic front lift system makes it possible to raise the front end by 40 millimeters from inside the cockpit. As a result, entrance ramps of underground parking garages or speed humps are easier to navigate. By slightly pressing the button, or automatically upon reaching a speed of 80 km/h, the front end reverts to its original position.
The personal requests of every owner of a Ferrari California T with regard to the interior can also be made reality. Exclusive NOVITEC ROSSO interior appointments crafted from the finest leather and Alcantara captivate with their perfect craftsmanship and the multitude of available upholstery colors and patterns.
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