The 214-mph track-focused monster.
Maranello rolled out one of their most hardcore, track-focused performance models in the Ferrari 488 Pista. It’s packing the most powerful production V-8 in the automaker’s history and the team at Novitec have injected it with even more performance. The new Novitec Ferrari 488 Pista has basically been turned up to 11 and even looks the part thanks to a functional aero package and forged wheels.
Thanks to a new carbon fiber aerodynamic package, the Novitec Ferrari 488 Pista looks the part of a track-spec hardcore performance supercar that was developed in a wind tunnel. This kit includes a new front spoiler blade that cuts down on lift along with new molding for the front hood rounds. Sides are decorated with carbon fiber side mirror covers, new rocker panels, and window triangles just before the C-pillar. At the rear, a new carbon fiber spoiler lip subtly generates downforce at high speeds. The final touch is a new Black finish for the side markers, reflectors, and LED third brake light.
Backing up the new looks is a choice of three different engine tuning programs for the twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8 engine. Two different N-Tronic control modules have been offered by Novitec that adjust the mapping for fuel injection, ignition, and boost pressure. With or without electronically-controlled valve flaps a range of exhaust systems are also available and made in either stainless-steel or lightweight INCONEL. These thermally-insulated exhausts can also be paired with 100-cell sport catalytic converters for optimum exhaust gas flow.
The Novitec Ferrari 488 Pista can generate a total of 820 horsepower at 7,950 RPM and 662 lb-ft. of torque at just 3,100 RPM, in the most powerful version. This enables the exotic to reach 62 mph from rest in just 2.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 214 mph.
Putting that power to the pavement isn’t easy, which is why Novitec enlisted the help of Vossen to create new forged wheels. Here, the weapon of choice is the Novitec NF10 forged wheel with a five-double-spoke racing design and center-locking mechanism. For this fitment, the Novitec Ferrari 488 Pista was outfitted with the NF10 wheels in a staggered 21 x 9.0J front and 22 x 12.0J rear with 255/30 ZR21 and 335/25 ZR22 high-performance tires.
As an added bonus, the Novitec Ferrari 488 Pista can be outfitted with a new hydraulic suspension system that cuts the ride height by 35 mm. The front axle can also be raised by 40 mm to overcome obstacles with the help of the hydraulic front-end lift system at the touch of a button. The factory damper adjustment is also fully retained.
Novitec also allows owners to create their own custom-tailored 488 Pista thanks to a full interior refinement including leather and Alcantara in a wide range of colors and stitching patterns.
The new Novitec Ferrari 488 Pista is currently available as a complete upgrade program or as individual accessories.