The Ferrari 812 Superfast doesn’t really need any help looking fast. With a 789bhp V12 it needs no help being fast, either. But when has that ever stopped aftermarket tuners from wanting to enhance both?
Novitec, long-time fettler of Ferraris, has released details of an initial round of upgrades it’s offering for the Superfast. It spans wheels, carbonfibre bodywork and around the back to a freer-flowing exhaust made either from steel or F1-derived Inconel, the latter option of which saves some 11kg over the standard item.
Exhaust tips measuring 110mm across can be finished in matte or polished stainless steel. The final option is a suite of active flaps that can be set to activate at a set rev point or via radio frequency remote. And naturally, even after all the faff, it probably sounds pretty epic.
It doesn’t look half bad, either. Dropped on 35mm lower springs that are still, according to Novitec, calibrated for the standard dampers. The firm can fit a front axle lift system to raise the nose by 40mm in case of speed bumps. Ride height automatically returns to normal above 50mph.
Carbonfibre bodywork additions start with a new grille surround and two small lift-reducing fins that extend outwards and overlap the painted bumper. Beneath that is a small chin extension on the front spoiler while at the back there’s a carbonfibre boot lip spoiler. All the lovely naked carbon can be finished in a gloss or matte top-coat.
The modified 812 sits on massive and staggered new five-twin-spoke Novitec NF8 or NF9 forged alloy wheels, co-developed with Vossen. Whichever style you choose, the fronts are 21 inches in diameter and 10 inches wide while the rears measure 22 inches and 12.5, respectively. They’re wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero rubber in 275/30 and 335/25 sizes.
Choose the NF9s and there’s not much else to write home about, but the NF8s are directional: built to be mounted at a specific corner of the car and designed to optimise brake cooling as part of their function.
Engine upgrades are in the pipeline, the company says. Just what the doctor ordered for a 6.5-litre, near-800bhp Ferrari ultra-GT, right?