Spiffed-Up Scaglietti: Novitec Rosso Tunes Ferrari's 612
With the advent of the 599 GTB and the 458 Italia, the 612 Scaglietti is currently Ferrari's oldest model. Perhaps it's a good thing, then, that German tuner Novitec Rosso decided to spruce up the shapely 2+2.
Renowned for its subtle approach to modifying the best and brightest out of Italy, Novitec took Ferrari's grand-touring coupe and added little more than a new stainless-steel exhaust system, recalibrated engine electronics, larger wheels, and interior upgrades. The reworked electronics and exhaust massage extra power, pushing the front-mid-mounted 5.7-liter V-12 to 558 horsepower and 449 pound-feet of torque (factory output is 533 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque). Although power is only part of the total performance equation, the Novitec-tuned 612 jumps from 0 to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds and carries a top speed of 202 mph.
The larger, three-piece alloy wheels measure 20 inches up front and 21 inches in the back, helping to fit wider rubber beneath the fenders. A copious level of front-end mechanical grip is achieved with high-performance Pirelli P Zero tires spanning 275 millimeters on each donut. Out back, tires measuring 355/25R21 are mounted to the 21-inch wheels, ensuring power and traction work in unison.
Inside, Novitec offers new, ergonomically shaped steering wheels available in any color. In addition to color, the steering wheel's construction material and rim thickness may be altered to customer specifications. The rest of the interior is also customizable per individual request and Novitec finishes this Prancing Horse with a set of black taillights.
Pricing was not disclosed, but one can expect to pay a hefty premium over the 612 Scaglietti's $300,000-plus base price.
Source: Novitec Rosso