German tuner VOS GmbH is ready to work on the Ferrari 488 GTB and extract significantly more power.
With Ferrari embracing turbochargers once again, tuners now have more wiggle room when it comes down to upgrading engines. Case in point, the biturbo 3.9-liter V8 engine of the 488 GTB has been upgraded by VOS from 670 horsepower (493 kilowatts) and 560 pound-feet (760 newton meters) of torque to a massive 900 hp (662 kW) and 671 lb-ft (910 Nm).
To extract so much power, the aftermarket specialists had to optimize the engine management and also work on the air induction system. A custom exhaust system was also fitted to this tuned 488 GTB which can optionally be equipped with a titanium exhaust or an Akrapovic setup.
Looking devilishly red, the upgraded 488 GTB wears a rather subtle body kit and overall it doesn’t actually give the impression it’s a 900-hp beast. That’s because the changes made by VOS are not so in-your-face and if you take out the rear wing, to the untrained eye this could very well pass as a standard car. But with 230 hp more power than the regular prancing horse, it’s anything but stock.
If you don’t want to go all out, VOS has some intermediate power packages which will take the V8 to 750 hp / 810 Nm and 830 hp / 860 Nm. This particular car has also received a custom set of 21-inch LOMA wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires matched with H&R sports springs to make it look lean and mean.
There’s no word about performance, but you can imagine the 900-hp version is a lot quicker than the standard 488 GTB which runs to 62 mph (100 kph) in three seconds and tops out at 205 mph (330 kph).
If you want to see this exact car in all of its metal, Vision of Speed will have it on display between May 5 and 8 at TuningWorld Bodensee in Germany.