Ferrari’s biturbo 488 GTB is already a beast with its 3.9-liter V8 engine pushing out a massive 670 horsepower (492 kilowatts) and 561 pound-feet (760 newton meters) of torque. The aftermarket specialists from Novitec Rosso decided to demonstrate there’s room for improvement and managed to extract 102 hp (76 kW) and 97 lb-ft (132 Nm) from that engine to achieve a grand total of 772 hp (568 kW) and 658 lb-ft (892 Nm).
With significantly more power than the standard car, Novitec Rosso’s tuned 488 GTB will run the sprint to 62 mph (100 kph) in just 2.8 seconds, thus making it 0.2 seconds quicker than the stock prancing horse. Top speed has also been considerably increased from the series 205 mph (330 kph) to 212 mph (342 kph).
In order to achieve these numbers, the tuners fiddled with the V8’s electronics and re-mapped the injection and ignition systems along with making some changes to the electronic boost pressure control. On top of that, there’s a new performance exhaust system which delivers a more appealing soundtrack to match the added muscle of the tuned biturbo engine. Novitec Rosso mentions its engineers have also improved the supercar’s throttle response and there’s now more intense in-gear acceleration for even more performance regardless of selected gear.
To further accentuate the Ferrari 488 GTB’s extra punch, a more aerodynamic body kit has been developed with numerous carbon fiber bits and pieces to keep the weight low. The rear lights have received a dark tint and the car now rides 40 mm lower than before thanks to Novitec Rosso’s custom hydraulic suspension which retains the standard active damper control.
Rounding off the list of changes are the black 21-inch forged wheels with high-performance Pirelli rubbers measuring 255/30 ZR 21 at the front axle and 325/25 ZR 21 at the back. If you want to go all out, the tuner also has a set of 22-inch wheels with corresponding tires that will obviously cost extra.
While pics of the cabin have not been released in this set, Novitec Rosso does have numerous customization options to choose from, ranging from carbon fiber paddle shifters to a wide variety leather and Alcantara upholsteries.
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Gallery: Ferrari 488 GTB by Novitec Rosso
NOVITEC ROSSO upgrade for the Ferrari 488 GTB: 568 kW / 772 hp, 892 Nm, 342-km/h top speed, hi-tech wheels and naked carbon aerodynamic-enhancement components A peak output of 568 kW / 772 hp, a peak torque of 892 Nm, zero to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 342 km/h: NOVITEC ROSSO, the world-leading refinement specialist for the sports cars from Maranello, now also offers a sophisticated refinement program for the Ferrari 488 GTB. This includes not only powerful engine tuning activated at the touch of a button on the steering wheel, but also strikingly styled and aerodynamically efficient bodywork components made from naked carbon. The product lineup furthermore includes tailor-made hi-tech wheels with diameters of up to 22 inches, sophisticated suspension modifications and exclusive customization of the cockpit. Even a top-notch sports car can never have enough power. That is why the NOVITEC ROSSO engine technicians developed various performance kits for the 3.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine of the 488 series. As a special feature, the engine tuning can be activated and deactivated in a flash with the Manettino dial on the steering wheel. To this end, the technicians adapt two NOVITEC ROSSO N-TRONIC control modules to the engine electronics of the two-seat car. The modules control the eight-cylinder with newly programmed mapping for injection and ignition and modify the electronic boost pressure control. To further optimize the power output and make the engine sound even more exciting at the same time, the installation of a NOVITEC ROSSO high-performance exhaust system is advisable. The exhaust comes in various versions including one made from especially lightweight INCONEL, and with optional electronic sound management. Also available are 100-cell high-flow sports catalysts. In its most extreme evolutionary stage, the turbocharged eight-cylinder with NOVITEC ROSSO engine tuning puts out 76 kW / 102 hp more than the production engine and also adds 132 Nm of torque for a new peak torque of 892 Nm at a low 3,250 rpm. This increase in output to 568 kW / 772 hp at 7,950 rpm naturally also benefits the car’s performance: From rest, the two-seat sports car accelerates to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds. Top speed increases to 342 km/h. The NOVITEC ROSSO performance upgrade not only results in better numbers on paper. Equally fascinating is the even more instantaneous throttle response and the even more powerful in-gear acceleration on the road. 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 GTB. 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. Other utterly sophisticated hallmark NOVITEC ROSSO features are the new lighting elements such as the black turn signals and reflectors as well the likewise black-tinted third brake light featuring LED technology. Of course, the wheels have a decisive influence on the looks of the vehicle. NOVITEC ROSSO styled various tire/wheel combinations with one-piece and three-piece design specifically for the Ferrari 488. As an especially lightweight variant, NOVITEC ROSSO offers NF4 21-inch forged wheels with a width of nine and twelve inches. They are mounted with Pirelli P Zero high-performance tires of sizes 255/30 ZR 21 at the front and 325/25 ZR 21 on the rear axle. To add further emphasis to the wedge shape of the Ferrari, the refinement specialist offers the alternative of new three-piece NOVITEC ROSSO NF7 alloys. This design features ten delicate spokes and combines 21-inch front wheels with 22-inch wheels at the rear. The size 9Jx21 wheels at the front are mounted with 255/30 ZR 21 Pirelli P Zero tires. Size 12Jx22 rims with 335/25 ZR 22 tires on the rear axle provide maximum grip. Another NOVITEC ROSSO hi-tech development is the hydraulic suspension system for all Ferrari 488 models. It lowers the ride height of the sports car by about 35 millimeters. What is more: The hydraulic front lift system can also raise the sports car by 40 millimeters at the touch of a button in the cockpit. This makes it easier to navigate a parking garage ramp or over a speed hump in city traffic. The front end reverts to its original position at a second touch of the button or automatically upon reaching a speed of 80 km/h. The standard active damper control of the Italian vehicle is of course fully retained. NOVITEC ROSSO also offers individuality in its purest form for the interior. The product lineup includes innumerable options from longer carbon paddle shifters to an exclusive leather and Alcantara interior finished with exquisite workmanship in every detail. NOVITEC ROSSO can fulfill any customer request with regard to color and upholstery design.