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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Meet the Ferrari 488’s Sinister, 772-HP Sibling


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Most prospective supercar buyers will find that the all-new Ferrari 488 GTB ticks every box on their checklist, if not more. What with 660 horsepower at its disposal and looks to die for, it’s all the supercar you could ever want. 
But for the select few who crave even more, German tuning firm Novitec Rosso has an answer, and this is it. Meet the company’s menacing 772 horsepower Ferrari 488 GTB, capable of hitting 212 mph and wielding over 100 horsepower more than it did when it left the factory. This is not a car for the faint of heart.

The restyled Ferrari earns its upgrades in two general areas—engine performance and aerodynamic reengineering—and that screaming 3.9-liter V8 engine has surely seen some significant massaging.


The twin-turbocharged V8 now boasts engine management tuning which has adjusted its fuel injectors, ignition timing, and electronic boost pressure controllers, meaning more power more of the time. Additionally, the brutal supercar tacks on a new high-flow exhaust for better engine breathing, and of course, louder vocal chords.

Don’t want to use all 772 of those horsepowers all the time? The engine tune can be activated and deactivated using a button on the steering wheel. Neat.

The attention-grabbing bodywork modifications also dazzle, finished solely in carbon fiber and offered in unpainted bare carbon as well. The Ferrari dons a new lip spoiler with side flaps for reduced front-end lift, racy new rocker panels, side air intakes, darker headlights and taillights, as well as a new spoiler and diffuser at the rear.


A choice of three-piece wheels complete the package, along with a 1.3-inch lowered suspension, and as usual, you can dress up the interior in whatever way your heart desires. That is, provided you’ve got the funds.

Pricing goes unmentioned, however you can expect to pay at least $243,000, the starting price of the all-new 488.