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This Ferrari 488 Pista Has Been Pushed Beyond Its Limits

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How does 802 horsepower sound to you?

The new Ferrari F8 Tributo is all well and fine, to say the least. But the previous 488 Pista is still the faster, more hardcore supercar. And now one of the foremost Ferrari tuners in the business has taken it even further.

The latest tuning package from Novitec ups the output from the Pista's award-winning 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 from 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque to a massive 802 hp and 662 lb-ft. That's an increase of 82 hp and 94 lb-ft, respectively, which is no mean feat for one of the most highly strung engines currently in production.

The result, according to the German tuner, is a 0-62 time of just 2.7 seconds (down from 2.85) and a top speed quoted at 214 mph (up from 211). And you can bet it'd improve on the Pista's lap times at Fiorano as well, which currently stand (in stock form) at 1:21.5 – a full second faster than the new F8 Tributo, and quicker than anything this side of the F12 TdF, LaFerrari, and SF90 Stradale.

Of course, to get there, Novitec has done more than remap the engine's software. It also fitted a new exhaust system, a carbon-fiber aero kit, and 22-inch forged alloys.

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The largest of those wheels available, developed with Vossen, are mounted to Pirelli P Zero rubber with paper-like 25-section rear sidewall profiles and a hydraulic suspension dropped 35 millimeters (1.4 inches) closer to the road surface, and can be lifted at the front by 40 mm (1.6 inches) to clear curbs and speed bumps.

As per usual, Novitec also offers a full range of interior customization options to meet its customers' individual tastes. And as it typically does, it's smoked the side indicators, reflectors, and third brake light for a more sinister look as well.