In the world of supercar upgrades, there are a lot of performance packages to choose from, some are conservative and some are downright outrageous. Every once in a while a performance package comes along that is the perfect combination of style and performance that brilliantly blends together everything that was special about the original build with just the right amount of extra muscle. The N-Largo Ferrari F12 from Novitec Rosso is a stunning example of this perfect harmony between aftermarket and stock excellence. The N-Largo features a carbon-fiber body kit with unique side skirts, a new hood that is matched to a black spoiler and a set of twin-spoke wheels that are off-set 21 inches in the front and 22-inches in the rear. A mild power package has been added to give the F12 a performance boost above the standard 740 hp. This combination of weight reduction, aerodynamic improvement and power boost creates a stunning result that is a beautiful as it is powerful.
Recently a brilliant example of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta was seen taken laps at the Nurburgring in an attempt to set new records. According to reports, the F12 Berlinetta ran three laps with a lap time of 7 minutes and 48 seconds, including a 40 second cool-down period. The F12 is displaying several sets of wires that are coming out of the car’s roof and windows. These raise far more questions than they explain. Take a look at this video as the F12 Berlinetta puts up some serious lap times at the Nurburgring and draw your own conclusion to what those mysterious wires are.
The Ferrari Cavalcade is an annual event where Ferrari owners come from around the world to show off their best examples of what Ferrari has offered over the years. This event is seen as an opportunity for Ferrari to show off rare examples and one-offs that come from Ferrari’s Special Projects Division. This year Ferrari unveiled its latest one-off, the Ferrari F12 TRS.
The Ferrari F12 TRS is from the Skunkworks Special Projects Division in Maranello and is based off of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. The F12 TRS replaces the coupe bodywork with new roadster sheetmetal that incorporates a glass window to display the iconic red cylinder heads of the V12 engine. The roofless vehicle features a cockpit that is trimmed in leather, Alcantara and carbon fiber. Common items such as the glovebox, air conditioning, carpeting and audio system were not included in this build. Not that air conditioning really makes sense on a car that does not have a roof.
The powerplant behind the Ferrari F12 TRS is similar to that of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. The TRS has a naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V12 engine that produces 730 horsepower and is capable of reaching 0-60 mph in just 3.1 seconds.
Novitec-Rosso recently displayed a matte grey Ferrari F12 Berlinetta on the streets of Dubai. Officially called the “N-Largo”, this performance kit adds a style to the Berlinetta that is pure aggression. The original front fenders have been replaced with a wide-body variant that adds an additional six centimeters to the width of the Berlinetta. Additional aerodynamic needs are taken care of with a large rear airfoil that creates additional downforce at high speeds. All aspects of the body conversion kit are manufactured from carbon fiber components. These carbon fiber components create amazing strength while being incredibly lightweight.
The Novitec-Rosso N-Largo has been outfitted with a custom-made three-piece Novitec-Rosso NF5 NL forged wheels that are 21 inches in the front and 22 inches in the rear. A remapped engine management system brings the total power output to a very respectful 781 horsepower. The final touches to the N-Largo include a Novitec-Rosso high-Performance quad exhaust that comes equipped with a butterfly valve that ensures exhaust emissions with low back pressure.
The folks over at Robb Report Magazine have selected the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta as “Car of the Year.” The 730-horsepower V12 coupe capable of reaching speeds of 211 mph, was the “unprecedented landslide decision” among the 100 judges who participated in driving 14 luxury cars thru Napa Valley, California. Other vehicles that were in competition for the prestigious award included, the Audi R8 V10, Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster, Aston Martin Vanquish Volante, BMW M6 Gran Coupe, Bentley Flying Spur, Porsche Cayman S, Porsche Panamera Turbo, Jaguar F-Type V8 S, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe, Mercedes-Benz S550, Maserati Quattroporte GTS, Range Rover Autobiography and the SRT Viper.
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Aspiring designer Dejan Hristov, famous for his BMW Rapp Concept has taken time to provide the world with his personal interpretation of what the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta successor would look like. The CascoRosso concept takes its cues from the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO powered by a front engine V12 hybrid powerplant with the battery placed behind the cabin for better weight distribution. The side mirrors are replaced with cameras integrated in to the body of the vehicle capable of delivering both side and rear view images that would display on the cabin’s screen. Replacing the side mirrors with cameras improves the aerodynamics of the vehicle and eliminates the need for a rear window. Additional accents include a roof-mounted scoop, large diffuser, quad pipes and headlights hidden behind a cover that opens when the lights are turned on.
Here is what Dejan Hristov had to say:
“The Ferrari CascoRosso is a two seater commercial car, which is inspired from the models of Ferrari Motor Sport as they developed through history. It is a symbiotic of style from the modern Ferrari bodies and the legendary Ferrari Classics. One of those classics is the Ferrari 250 GTO from witch I got the main inspiration for this model. The idea was for the CascoRosso to be reincarnation of the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, a modern, futuristic version of it.”
Ever wonder what a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta would look like if the front half was buried inside a bush? Well, now you do thanks to the wonderful driving of a British couple who managed to submerge the front half of their supercar inside some of the local scenery. No information is available on what caused this unfortunate incident or whether the F12 Berlinetta’s 740 horsepower had anything to do with this.
The limited production hybrid (only 499 units will be sold) LaFerrari that was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show introduced the world to a hybrid system derived from Scuderia Ferrari’s F1 KERS technology. The current version of the HY_KERS that is available on the LaFerrari does not feature an electric only option even though the system is designed so that in future applications a car can be driven in electric mode only. The LaFerrari is the first Ferrari to utilize the benefits of the HY-KERS system. The gasoline engine in the LaFerrari is a 789 horsepower 6262cc V12 that revs to a maximum 9,250 rpm. The LaFerrari also features a 120 kw electric motor, giving the vehicle a combined power output of 950 horsepower.
The hybrid system is made of two electric motors developed in cooperation with Magneti Marelli. The first motor powers the driven wheels and the second the ancillaries. Developing the HY-KERS system in cooperation with Scuderia Ferrari allowed for considerable weight reduction pertaining to the individual components to include a battery pack that weighs 132 pounds. The batteries of the HY-KERS system are charged in different ways: the batteries will charge every time the V12 produces more torque than required such as what is achieved during cornering and every time under braking or even hard braking with the ABS active is achieved.
The LaFerrari’s Brembo braking system is also integrated into the hybrid system with several new features including new lightweight calipers designed to guarantee correct cooling and carbon-ceramic material discs. This has helped to allow the LaFerrari to put up track times 5 seconds faster than the Enzo and 3 seconds faster than the F12 Berlinetta.