Novitec TuLesto as a birthday giftEdward Green ▼ |
The mid-engine racer is 204 centimetres wide and weighs weights just 1,260 kilograms. It is built by well-known German automobile manufacturer Novitec in Stetten in Bavaria. At the heart of the two-seater is a V8 engine with dual superchargers and a rated power output of 777 hp (571.8 kW). Thanks to its carbon fibre and aluminium construction the coupe has an excellent power-to-weight ratio, and the result is driving performance that only very few super sports cars can match. You'll go from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3.4 seconds, and your Novitec TuLesto reaches 300 km/h after just 22.6 seconds. Top speed is more than 350 km/h.
The new high-end sports car represents Novitec's first proprietary car and marks the company's 20th anniversary- Light-weight construction was one of the main goals from the very start of the project. The designers' materials of choice are normally found in race cars. The chassis and the integrated safety cell are made entirely from aluminium, making them extremely light while at the same time giving them extraordinary rigidity.
The design is the result of cooperation between Novitec and the Italian design studio Luca Serafini Stile in Modena. The unmistakable shape of the TuLesto was created using state-of-the-art CAD and CFD technologies, further augmented by the use of the wind tunnel. The TuLesto is 462 centimetres long, 204 centimetres wide and has a height of 122 centimetres.
The spectacular curves of the fenders, the front apron, the shape of the rear and the smooth underbody with integrated venturi tunnel and diffuser were calibrated in the wind tunnel to create an optimal aerodynamic balance.
For easy negotiating of underground parking ramps or similar obstacles the TuLesto front can be raised four centimetres at the push of a button. The anti-lock braking system features ceramic composite discs and six-piston fixed callipers front and back for maximum stopping power and endurance.
Another contribution to the driving dynamics of the Novitec TuLesto comes from its ultra-light light-alloy wheels with diameters of 20 or 21 inches. These wheels were custom-developed for this coupe and are fitted with semi slicks up to 355 millimetres wide on the rear axle.
The interior design has a decidedly sporty nature but also offers creature comforts such as a climate-control system and a high-end sound system. Lightweight carbon fibre is used for dashboard, centre console and door trim and the bucket seats which will be custom-fitted in form, shape, size, colour and upholstery to each of the eleven future owners. ■