Just in time to celebrate nineteen years of work, we present one of the most important projects undertaken by the team of Autodynamica. To accept the challenge of transforming a stunning Ferrari F12 in something truly unique and exclusive filled us with pride but also brought us a great responsibility. Getting a more aggressive look and more horsepower seems something easy for anyone but when you have a car that is already impressive things can get complicated. Even when we know that our goal was a meaner stance and more power. The question was how to do it.
The Ferrari F12 has an impeccable style and a harmonious balance that work seamlessly with its 730 horsepower and a price that reaches almost a third of a million dollars, one wrong move could ruin years of work and experience of one of the most prestigious car manufacturers in the world.
The perfect solution came from a company located in the suburbs of Munich in Germany called NOVITEC, under the name Novitecrosso and with 25 years of experience working with Ferrari automobiles, this company offers the exclusive program called N-Largo.
The N-long program was a new challenge for NOVITEC that focused on the outside of the vehicle and increase power and aerodynamic balance, the name comes from the fusion of the first letter of the company and the word “long” that in Italian it means wide. The car takes up 4.3 inches more lane than the standard model, its width now a massive 4 inches.
Amplifying the body’s dramatic proportions is a bespoke set of deeply concave Novitec NF5 NL wheels. The massive 21×9.5 fronts and 22×12 rears (wearing Pirelli P Zero tires, 255/30 ZR21 and 335/25 ZR22, respectively) barely fit in the wells, but the effect is arresting. Novitec is better known for producing high-end wheels than body parts, so it’s no surprise that these three-piece rims were made using highly advanced forging technology.
There aren’t many changes to the original structure: Most of the factory parts could be retrofitted, since they are replaced with Novitec-manufactured carbon-fiber pieces bolted to existing mounting points. The real major mod is the significantly wider rear fenders (the front axle is 2.3 inches wider, while the rear adds a further couple of inches to that), where the original sections were cut away to make room for new fender liners (carbon fiber, naturally) to accommodate the bigger wheel/tire combo.
Considering an F12 puts 730 hp to the rear wheels, it’s supposedly not far from its limits of traction. Extracting bigger numbers from this jewel of a 6.3L engine would be inefficient. Novitec still offers four stages of tune, but even the most advanced remains somewhat symbolic.
These upgrades vary from reprogramming the ECU and raising the rev limit from 8,500 to 8,900 rpm (good for 773 hp and 518 lb-ft) to a stiffer suspension, dropping the ride by 1.5 inches (no worries, a lift system helps tackle a speed hump or a ramp in a parking garage), and a new quad-pipe, stainless steel, competition-derived exhaust that cuts 20 pounds and frees up a few horses and decibels thanks to the active sound-flap function. Removing catalytic converters altogether is the final step for countries where emissions regulations are liberal and supercar drivers are happy-such as the Middle East, where most N-Largos are bound to end up.
Fitting all the above modifications produces a headline-grabbing 781 hp, but the car we’re driving (thanks to German supercar broker Vision of Speed) has the penultimate stage of tune with less intrusive 100-cell catalytic converters, the best we can get in the United States and Europe. With 774 hp achieved at 8,500 rpm (a dizzying number for an engine of this size) and 528 lb-ft at 6,300 rpm, it can’t be said it lacks power. Mix those numbers with a fierce exhaust note that can shame even the loudest track cars and the N-Largo becomes a masterpiece.
After more than 400 hours of work, Autodynamica is proud to have been chosen to build the number 2 out of 3 cars available for the US market, also grateful to have this project completed just in time to celebrate our 19th anniversary.
If you want to transform your car with the most exclusive and unique programs do not hesitate to make an appointment with us to help you to find the perfect solution to build the car of your dreams.