4.4 litre V8 supercharged
speed semi-auto RWD
bhp @ 8,200 rpm
kgs / 2,777 lbs
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
The shape of the Novitec TuLesto was created using state-of-the-art
CAD and CFD technologies, further enhanced by the use of the
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.
Similar and related vehicles:
Ferrari Concept 2008