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Novitec Ferrari 488 Spider gets tuned to 568kW

One of our favourite tuners Novitec has turned its head to the Ferrari 488 Spider, offering significantly more than just an aesthetic upgrade.

Novitec Ferrari 488 Spider-black wheels

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.

Novitec Ferrari 488 Spider

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.

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.