We weren’t going to talk about the latest 812 N-Largo S because a) Novitec is only producing three examples globally and has already sold them all and b) the model isn’t actually fundamentally new - the tuner launched its version of the V12-powered mega-Ferrari back in 2019, and we discussed its finer points at the time.
But then we looked at it again. And then we watched the video below of someone driving it past a camera and we changed our minds. Why? Well, because unlike its initial attempt, we’re inclined to look more favourably on the final iteration of the N-Largo S. Perhaps it’s the all-in-black paint job or the prudent removal of the silly fixed rear wing among some other styling alterations. Perhaps we’ve just had too much sugar for breakfast. But suddenly the idea of a bodykit that adds 14 whole centimetres to the width of an already very wide supercar (not to mention the obligatory Vossen 21/22-inch rims) doesn’t seem so objectionable this time around.
Mostly though, it has to do with how it sounds. Sure, you don’t need Novitec’s help to enjoy the sound of that 6.5-litre V12 doing its thing through a tunnel, but its bespoke quad exhaust (available in stainless steel or INCONEL and either with butterfly control valves or without) clearly does it no harm. Of course, the noise is doubly poignant because Ferrari recently wound up production of its front-engined masterpiece, and while the V12 lives on in the new Purosangue, there’s nothing quite like the spectacle of it in a low-slung, two-door heart-stopper.
Especially with Novitec taking the time to electronically nudge the unit up to 840hp, thereby pipping even the 812 Competizione’s output (though not at the same spine-tingling 9,250rpm). Elsewhere you get the custom sports springs that lower the car’s ride height by about 35mm (there’s an optional hydraulic front lifter to raise it back again) and Novitec will tailor the cockpit to look pretty much however you like. The tuner doesn’t mention a price for its handiwork - it hardly needs to - but we’re pleased someone ponied up the dough. It means we get to say goodbye one last time.
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