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Novitec's Ferrari 812 GTS is here to stave off FOMO

Did you buy the penultimate Ferrari 812 rather than the ultimate? Tuning time!

Published: 04 Aug 2021
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“This is utterly spectacular to drive, an incomparable assault on the senses when you’ve flicked the manettino switch to ‘Race’ or ‘CT off’ and begun wringing out this engine like the grim reaper really is in pursuit of it.”

So said, um, us when we drove the Ferrari 812 GTS in 2020. While it’s not Ferrari’s final electric-free V12 supercar, it might be the last that’s moderately attainable, what with it not being limited-run like the 812 Competizione.

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Let’s say you’ve got hold of one, then, but you’ve FOMO since the end-of-line special was announced and subsequently all sold out. Time to give Novitec a call for one of its surprisingly tasteful makeovers.

Novitec’s work has looked good in a guilt-free way for a while, but it’s still hard not to be a little shaken by an aftermarket supercar looking someway measured in its approach. And the dead rear-on view of its N-Largo kit for the 812 – which is 70mm wider at the front, but a whopping 140mm wider round the back – is arguably right on the cusp of what constitutes ‘measured’.

We’re not afraid to say we like it, though. And alongside a slight power upgrade from an ECU remap – to 818bhp, a tantalising single horsepower shy of the Competizione’s output, but with Novitec freeing more torque for a 553lb ft peak – it all ought to stave off any ill feeling from missing out on the 812’s official send-off. Especially since Novitec has freed more exhaust noise too, something we’re struggling to actually comprehend…

Loud noises: Top Gear spends a night with a Ferrari 812 GTS

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