The incredible sound of that gold-plated exhaust really does it for us.
We have always had a soft spot for Novitec-tuned products. We tested their builds in the past but have since seen its McLaren, Lambo and especially Ferrari programs just go totally unhinged. Even driving a supercar like the Ferrari SF90 Stradale doesn't mean you will garner the attention you most surely paid for but will have to consider modifying the supercar to stand out. Or maybe as a highly competitive owner you just want a Novitec tune to maybe outrun a 7-seater family SUV like the Tesla Model X Plaid.
We reported on the this 1,094-horsepower Novitec Ferrari SF90 Stradale release but haven't heard or seen it in action until now. But clearly, no quaint Bavarian road is safe as Novitec tears up the peaceful areas surrounding its southern German headquarters.
Regardless, Novitec has spent decades perfecting Ferraris and improving upon their performance and looks when fans believe that is impossible. The increase in horsepower for this already fast SF90 supercar is 108 hp over and above what Maranello delivered. Naturally, it's easier to pinch that out of modern Ferraris since they have adopted twin turbo systems. The Novitec SF90 has also had the torque increased to a whopping 677 lb-ft of twist.
How does all that translate into real-world speed? Well as you can see from the video, the tuned SF90 rockets out of the hole and just squats as it bangs through the gears in mere milliseconds. The 0-62 mph performance takes a scant 2.4 seconds, while the tear 124mph requires about as much time as an average sports car takes to get to 60, a mind-bending 6.3 seconds.
Not that the testers hit the top speed on this video, but Novitec now claims a top end of 211 mph. A feat that might have really made a statement but then again we just saw a hacked Tesla Model S Plaid that hit 216 mph, so your move Ferrari.
One of the more dramatic features of the build is the set of 21-inch Novitec NF10 wheels. These are lightweight, TUV-approved forged alloys that are increased by approximately 1 inch to accommodate larger rubber. And as you can see in the video, there is a load of grip in this nearly 1100-hp Ferrari.
The real highlight here is the hauntingly beautiful sounds courtesy of Novitec's variable-valve exhaust system. The system can be ordered with or without these butterfly valves to alter the tone and dB-levels of volume from the fiery twin-turbo V8. A layer of fine gold plating can also be added to dissipate heat, keeping it out of the engine bay, and directing hot gases out of the 4.4-inch carbon fiber-surrounded exhaust tips.