Carbon is the first choice not only in Formula 1 racing, but also as the material for the Novitec Rosso aerodynamic-enhancement components for the Ferrari 488 series. For this reason, all components come optionally in a variant made from naked carbon.
The designers not only emphasized thrilling looks, but also and above all aerodynamic efficiency. The front of the 488 receives some added profile with an extensive Novitec Rosso upgrade. To this end, a front spoiler lip and side flaps are mounted to the bumper for a further reduction in lift at high speeds. An additional surround for the central air intake rounds out the extremely sporty looks.
To give the two-door car an even sportier appearance from the sides and to deflect the airflow along the sides with even more precision, the refinement specialist offers the new Novitec Rosso rocker panels. Subtle carbon surrounds for the door mirrors in concert with the Novitec Rosso air deflection components in the side air intakes add further sporty highlights.
A large rear airfoil, also optionally available with a naked carbon finish, dominates the rear end visually. The new diffuser attachment for the rear bumper adds further aerodynamic finishing touches. Carbon surrounds for the two tail lamps and the air outlets at the rear round out the Novitec Rosso design package.
Shape and design of the individual aerodynamic components are based on extensive wind tunnel testing to achieve the optimal aerodynamic form and function. In the development of these components, there is also a lot of emphasis placed on the aesthetics of the individual parts so that the visual design accents do not drastically change the fundamentals of the vehicle.
Finding a design that not only enhances the aesthetics of the vehicle, but optimizes the aerodynamic function as well, are the two main goals of the construction of our body parts. The Novitec aerodynamic program accomplishes these goals in the wind tunnel of the Research Institute for Motor Vehicles in Stuttgart. In this special facility, the driving behavior of the vehicles can be reproduced at different velocities. The tests are performed by a simulated velocity of 140km/h. Each part of the Novitec aerodynamic program has been tested not only piece by piece, but also in conjunction with each part that we produce to maximize aerodynamic performance. The lift caused by an increase in velocity can be reduced by accurately calculated and developed Novitec aerodynamic parts. This design and research deliver optimal driving stability and performance at the highest velocities.