If you want a louder, faster and more powerful Ferrari 458 Italia Spider that also stands out from the crowd, then you might want to take a look at what German tuning outfit Novitec Rosso has to offer.
Revealed for the first time in public at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 458 Italia Spider comes with a folding hard-top and a 570hp 4.5-liter V8 coupled to a dual-clutch F1 transmission that propels the car to 100 km/h (62 mph) time in 3.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 320 km/h (200 mph).
Novitec Rosso’s engine tune consists of a custom exhaust system said to weigh 21kg (46 pounds) less than the factory exhaust, a carbon-fiber air box with modified air routing and of course, a software upgrade.
These modifications bump output to 601hp (609PS) at 9,100rpm and maximum torque to 569 Nm (420 lb-ft) at 5,400 rpm, with the German tuner claiming a top speed of 325km/h (202mph).
The tune continues with a hydraulic suspension system that allows the front of the car can be raised by 40 millimeters to navigate safely over curbs, new sway bars and sport springs that lower the ride height of the Spider by 35mm.
The car now rides on new 21-inch wheels in 255/30 ZR 21 Pirelli P-Zero high-performance tires up front and 22-inch rims shod in 335/25 ZR 22 rubber at the rear.
The exterior makeover includes a two-piece front spoiler and side flaps, new trim on the front air inlets and mirror caps, a rear diffuser and a boot lid wing, all made out of carbon fiber. The same material is also found on the bezel surrounding the taillights, which themselves have been blacked out.
Highlighting the changes inside are the carbon-fiber decorative trims and the bespoke leather upholstery.