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Novitec Rosso Ferrari California T Revealed with Carbon Kit, More Power

Ferrari first showed the California T in February 2014, just before the Geneva Motor Show of that year. We haven't heard much from the tuning scene since then, but today Novitec released a yellow streak of prancing lightning.
Novitec Rosso Ferrari California T Revealed with Carbon Kit, More Power 25 photos
Getting straight to the point, the Ferrari tuning specialists decided to play with the electronics of the new twin-turbo V8 engine in order to extract more power. The convertible supercar has also been equipped with a sports exhaust system, helping boost output to 646 horsepower, 86 more than standard.

The small vee-eight also delivers 856 Nm of torque (631 lb-ft), which is a modest 101 Nm (75 lb-ft) gain. The upgraded California T sprints to 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds with a terminal speed of 323 km/h.

Suspension changes, meant to improve handling, include 35-mm lower springs and wide 22-inch alloys with high-performance tires.

The cosmetic changes are pleasantly discrete, which is what we've come to expect from Novitec Rosso. The carbon fiber package they designed includes a new front spoiler, grille, side skirts and side vents for the front fenders. Around the back, a boot lid spoiler and custom rear bumper featuring an integrated diffuser and blacked-out tailpipes can be seen.

Interior mods are bespoke to individual customer demand. Even though they don't provide us with an explicit photo, we can tell that the dash and seats were covered in black Alcantara and stitched together with yellow.

All in all, this is a far superior car to the original Ferrari California, which felt and drove like an improved Maserati, not a supercar. Let's just hope more people start to like it, otherwise there won't be a successor.

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