One of our favourite tuners Novitec has turned its head to the Ferrari 488 Spider, offering significantly more than just an aesthetic upgrade.
The stock Ferrari 488 GTB’s 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 produces 493kW/760Nm, transferring power to the rear via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Ferrari managed a 0-100km/h run in three flat, and a top speed of 327km/h… Certainly no slouch in anyone’s book.
However, the team at Novitec thought this would be a good opportunity to produce one of the world’s most powerful convertibles on the road today. The credit goes to a combination of “upgraded engine management software” and a “high-quality exhaust system [sic]”.
The end result is a total power output of 568kW and a stratospheric 892Nm of torque. Novitec says its creation will sprint to 100km/h in 2.8 seconds, and onto a top speed of 342km/h.
The exhaust system in question has been constructed from a featherweight alloy containing chromium and iron, known as Inconel. Novitec also revised Ferrari’s suspension, new alloys and stickier rubber.
There’s a new aero package made from – as you can probably assume – carbon fibre. To match the beautiful exterior shape, the interior features a range of carbon fiber trimmings.
Novitec hasn’t revealed the exact level of expected obscenity, but we’re assuming all of this doesn’t come cheap.
The Novitec group has several other arms; with Novitec Torado specialising in Lamborghini modifications, Novitec Tridente- Maserati and the super-exclusive Spofec team that modifies Rolls-Royce vehicles. Novitec Rosso handles the Ferrari stuff.