This is the Novitech Rosso Ferrari 488 Spider and it’s the equivalent of a hot yellow ghost pepper – the hottest 488 you will ever see, for now. I’m sure most of you are familiar with Ferrari tuner “Novitec Rosso”, the same guys who were responsible for the incredible Novitec Rosso Ferrari F12berlinetta N-Largo.
Please, this Novitech Rosso Ferrari 488 Spider packs 762 horses from the 3.9-liter turbocharged V8 that received some rather special upgrades. A new optional exhaust made from “Inconel” and another with electronic sound management. Both lighter than stock of-course. The other upgrade is via two control modules that you can switch between via the manettino switch, they add new ECU maps that control boost and ignition/injection phases.
This gets 101bhp more than the stock 488’s not-so-mundane 661bhp, while torque is raised 97lb-ft for a total of 658lb-ft. Acceleration from 0-62mph is done with in 2.8 seconds, 0.2 seconds faster than stock and 0.3 seconds slower than a 2006 Bugatti Veyron and Veyron Super Sport. Top speed is set at 213 mph.
What’s new on the outside?
New parts include a hefty list that is made entirely out of carbon fiber as you would expect; the list includes a new front spoiler lip, side flaps and rocker panels, air intake cover, carbon mirrors, rear spoiler lip and tail light carbon surrounds. The rims can be had in 21 or 22 inch staggered formation or just 21 inch all round.
The Novitech Rosso Ferrari 488 Spider features a revised suspension that can be raised by 40mm with the push of a button for those risky kerb situations. Reach 50mph and the system drops the 488 back to its normal height in case you forgot to.
This is much better than the stock 488 and if you got deep pockets you can option it with about anything you want – just ask Ferrari and they will sort you out.