The 488 Pista has the most powerful 8-cylinder engine in the history of Ferrari but for those who are still not satisfied, NOVITEC can boost output in three levels up to 802 ps/898 Nm. In its most extreme tune, the supercar should be able to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds and top out at 345 km/h.
Ideal conditions for further enhancements
NOVITEC’s engine experts specialize in making high-performance engines even more powerful. With its twin-turbo forced induction system, the 488 Pista offers the ideal conditions for further enhanced dynamics. To this end, the company adapts two NOVITEC N-TRONIC control modules to the engine electronics, which provide the engine controls with newly programmed mapping for injection and ignition while increasing the electronic boost pressure limit.
In order to optimize the power output even further and enhance the exhaust note, a NOVITEC high-performance exhaust system can be specified. The exhaust system comes in different versions, with or without electronic sound management by means of actively controlled exhaust flaps.
In addition, Pista drivers can choose between versions made from stainless steel or from the especially lightweight INCONEL, the same material also used for exhaust systems in Formula 1 racing. All NOVITEC exhaust systems are fully thermally insulated in order to have a positive effect on the temperature in the engine bay. Also part of the product range are 100-cell sport catalysts, which further optimize the power delivery.
More instant throttle response, stronger pulling power
In the most extreme tuning level, the turbocharged 8-cylinder unit puts out 82 ps more than the production engine. It also delivers an increase in torque by 128 Nm – up to 898 Nm – at a low 3,100 rpm. The NOVITEC performance upgrades for the 488 Pista lie not only in the optimized acceleration and top speed but also even more instant throttle response and stronger pulling power on the road.
In the development of the NOVITEC naked-carbon bodywork components for the two-seater, the designers focused not only on spectacular looks but also and above all on aerodynamic efficiency, which was accomplished in wind tunnel testing.
The front end is extended forward with the NOVITEC spoiler blade, which provides a further reduction in aerodynamic lift at high speeds. A tailor-made molding for the bonnet rounds off the NOVITEC ‘face’ for the front of the sportscar.
The optional rocker panels give the car an even sportier appearance from the side and channel the airflow at the sides with even more precision. Subtle NOVITEC carbon covers for the side mirrors and the carbon triangles at the windows of the two doors add further sporty touches. The rear end is fitted with a spoiler lip to achieve a sophisticated aerodynamic balance.
Further hallmark features elaborate down to the last detail are the black side indicators and reflectors as well as the likewise black LED third brake light. The design package is rounded off with carbon surrounds for the two taillights.
Working with Vossen as a partner for the development and production for the wheels, the largest available variant is the NOVITEC NF10 forged rim. To put even more emphasis on the wedge shape of the mid-engine sports car, the wheels with 5 double-spokes are mounted on the 488 Pista in a staggered combination of size 9Jx21 rims at the front and size 12Jx22 on the rear axle.
NOVITEC chose Pirelli P Zero high-performance tyres of sizes 255/30 ZR 21 and 335/25 ZR 22 as the optimal rubber. The broad range of wheels also includes other exclusive rims in different combinations with diameters of 20, 21 or 22 inches.
Another NOVITEC hi-tech development is the hydraulic suspension system. It lowers the ride height by about 35 mm. The hydraulic front lift system allows raising the front axle by 40 mm at the touch of a button in the cockpit. This makes it easier to navigate ramps in parking garages or speed tables in city streets.