The thing is, when it comes to automobiles, the stock trim is often serviceable enough for your daily needs. On the other hand, aftermarket upgrades are always available when the ride gets boring. Meanwhile, exotic supercars and hypercars are supposedly best enjoyed in their default configuration, but some owners apparently want even more. Novitec Rosso, a popular German tuning shop shows us just how far they can take a beautiful Ferrari Portofino.
As long as the owner puts in a request, the shop will explore every nuance and unleash the beast within. Collectors and purists would consider it a form of blasphemy to mess around with an automotive masterpiece, but others think otherwise. After all, the Portofino is already a remarkable grand tourer on its own, yet the allure of tweaking it further is indeed tempting.
The original specifications list the engine output at 600 horsepower with 561 lb-ft of torque. After Novitec messes around with it, this Italian supercar now boasts 674 horsepower with 642 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, tests show that it can manage to get from 0 to 62 miles per hour within 3.2 seconds. Even its top speed goes up all the way to 202 mph, which hovers just above the 199 mph of the default model.
Novitec Rosso is not only making changes to its performance. The addition of carbon fiber replacements does wonders for the weight as well, which is now 24.3 lbs lighter. This Ferrari Portofino sits on top of four bespoke NF8 wheels from Vossen, which are supposedly more aerodynamic.Check it out here
Images courtesy of Novitec Rosso