German tuning house Novitec Rosso now offer an exclusive refinement programme for the Ferrari 488 Spider, which will only be available in the UK from Exclusive UK Distributors, Scuderia Car Parts. The conversion includes a full carbon rework, alongside some tailor-made 22” wheels, various performance upgrades (including the engine and exhaust) and full interior customisation.
Aero and Cosmetic Upgrades
The Novitec aerodynamic-enhancement components for the Ferrari 488 Spider are made from naked carbon fibre and have been extensively tested in the wind-tunnel for aerodynamic efficiency.
The front of the mid-engine sports car is made to look even more sporty with an upgraded spoiler lip, a surround for the central air intake and side flaps. These components also reduce lift on the front axle at high speeds.
The side panels give the car a lower and sleeker visual stance, whilst also perfectly connecting the front and rear of the car. And the look of the rear is substantially improved by the carbon diffusor, taillight surrounds, rear spoiler lip and black LED third brake light.
The Novitec engine specialists have developed various performance upgrades that can boost the open-top two-seater up to 568 kW / 772 hp, meaning the 488 Spider shoots from 0-100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds now, on the way to a top speed of 342 km/h.
While the inner workings of the 3.9L twin-turbo V-8 engine remain untouched, the peripherals are modified in various upgrade stages which include modifications to the electronic engine control unit and a sports exhaust.
The Ferrari 488 Spider is fitted with two N-Tronic control modules which provide the ECU with specially calibrated mapping for injection and ignition, while increasing the peak boost pressure. This benefits not only the power delivery, but also results in further optimised throttle response and in-gear acceleration.
Upgrading the stock exhaust to a Novitec sports exhaust is equally as important, and for maximum performance, 100-cell sports catalysts can also be bought in combination. Novitec offer exhaust options in either stainless steel or the even more lightweight Inconel, and they are optionally available with electronic sound management.
Customers can choose between lightweight 21-inch forged rims and three-piece rims in a staggered combination of 21-inch and 22-inch wheels, which emphasize the wedge shape of the sports car even more.
The brand new Novitec NF7 wheels were developed especially for the Ferrari 488 and are fitted with Pirelli high-performance P Zero tyres, or the slightly older NF4 wheels that have proved so popular with other Ferrari California T, 458, 599, F12 and FF owners are still available.
Special hi-tech suspension from Novitec further optimizes the practicality of the 488 Spider. The front end of the car can be raised by 40mm at the touch of a button in the cockpit and then reverts back to the original position at a second touch of the button, or automatically upon reaching a speed of 80 km/h.
Novitec also offer full interior customisation options and will create leather/Alcantara interiors in any colour imaginable, only from materials of the finest quality, tailored to individual customer request in every detail.
Scuderia Car Parts is the Exclusive UK Distributor of Novitec Rosso parts, so please get in contact with our knowledgeable and friendly sales team on +44 (0)1784 603125, or fill out an enquiry form HERE for more information on the Ferrari 488 Spider conversion kit.