Novitec is expanding the N-Largo option to the Ferrari V8 models, the 488 GTB and the 488 Spider. There will only be 11 of these cars made, so if you like what you see on the press photos, you will have to act quickly! Both the cosmetic and the performance upgrades are very impressive.
Both the hardtop and convertible are 5.5 inches (14 centimeters) wider at the rear axle compared to the standard production variants coming from Maranello. At the front, the regular fenders have been replaced with custom-made wings and wheel-arch liners to fit the 21- and 22-inch NF6 NL wheels manufactured using hi-tech forging technology. The alloys are wrapped in high-performance 335/25 tires.
All those changes have not only visual impact, but also improve the air flow to the brakes and engine. For example, three gill-shaped slots have been integrated into the top of the front fenders to help venting the air heated by the brakes from the wheel wells as quickly as possible. For improved cooling of the rear brakes, the N-Largo rocker panels feature new air intakes. Of course, Novitec has also worked on the V8 engine of the 488 family and is offering two plug-and-play control units, which finely retune its performance. Integrated into the engine electronics, they operate the unit with reprogrammed mapping for injection and ignition, as well as with modified boost pressure control.
In addition, a custom high-performance exhaust system has been developed to “optimize the performance further while giving the vehicle an even more thrilling exhaust note.” All those improvements bring additional 102 horsepower (76 kilowatts) for a grand total of 772 hp (568 kW) at 7,950 rpm. Also, the peak torque now stands at 658 pound-feet (892 Newton-meters), 132 Nm (97 lb-ft) more than before.