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Novitec TuLesto

Novitec TuLesto

Novitec TuLesto

Novitec TuLesto

Novitec TuLesto

Year (of specifications) 2009
Engine Ferrari-sourced 4.4 litre V8 supercharged
Transmission 6 speed semi-auto RWD
Max speed

217 mph

0-60 mph 3.4 seconds
Horsepower 777 bhp @ 8,200 rpm
weight 1,260 kgs / 2,777 lbs

Novitec is a Germany company who specialise in customisation of a wide variety of Italian cars, from Fiat and Alfa Romeo to Maserati and Ferrari. The TuLesto supercar is the first vehicle they've produced which has been branded as a Novitec. The vehicle was created to mark the company's 20th anniversary.

Essentially the Novitec Tulesto is a heavily modified Ferrari F430, only the front end and the shape of the windows give away the original design. The styling of the TuLesto was carried out by Luca Serafini, who created the Ferrari Concept 2008 - a reinterpretation of the F430 with retro styling cues.

The shape of the Novitec TuLesto was created using state-of-the-art CAD and CFD technologies, further enhanced by the use of the wind tunnel.

Lightweight construction was one of the main goals from the very start of the TuLesto's development. The chosen materials are normally found in racecars. The chassis and the integrated safety cell are made entirely from aluminum, making them extremely light while at the same time giving them exceptional rigidity.

Powering the Novitec TuLesto is a 4.4 litre V8 with dual superchargers. This unit is basically an upgraded version of the 4.3 litre V8 found in the Ferrari F430. In the TuLesto is produces a peak power output of 777 hp @ 8,200 rpm and a peak torque of 727 Nm @ 6,300 rpm. The transmission is handled by a 6 speed semiautomatic gearbox with carbon fibre paddles located behind the steering wheel. An adjustable traction control system with launch control is also fitted as standard.

The chassis components of the Novitec TuLesto include double-wishbone suspension front and rear, height-adjustable struts with various selectable damping rates, and adjustable sway bars. The front of the car can be raised by four centimeters at the push of a button to help avoid damage while going over speed bumps or steep inclines. The anti-lock braking system features ceramic composite discs and six-piston calipers front and back.

Source: Novitec

Similar and related vehicles:
Ferrari Concept 2008
Ferrari F430

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