German Hot Rod Experts Power This Ferrari Spider To 213 MPH

In case you thought the Ferrari wasn’t already fast enough.

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The Ferrari hot-rodding experts at Germany’s Novitec Rosso know what you’re thinking: The Ferrari 488 Spider would be a pretty decent car, if only it had enough power. You ask and they deliver.

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Reprogramming the engine management computer to lean on the 488’s twin-turbochargers and installing a low-restriction lightweight exhaust system ended up boosting the 3.9-liter V8’s output to 772 horsepower—a big jump up from the car’s usual 660 hp. Top speed: 213 mph.

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The 488’s exhaust systems are available in both stainless steel or lighter inconel. Buyers can choose whether they want the factory’s muffler bypass flaps that make for a quieter ride when desired.

The company will also happily lower the 488’s suspension and bolt on an array of aftermarket wheels, if the standard wheels are just too commonplace. 

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While we love the stock 488 Spider, we have to admit that those matching yellow rims with contrasting black spokes look hot. Sign us up!


Dan Carney