It puts the Ferrari 488 GTB Pista to shame

Pogea Racing has a long history of churning out impressive tuning programs. It’s worked on a handful of models through the years, including the “Seven Sins” Audi A7, the “Centurion 1Plus” Alfa Romeo 4C, and the “Ares” Fiat Abarth 500, to name a few. This time, the Italian tuner is setting its sights on the Ferrari 488 GTB with a program that promises mind-numbing power and performance capabilities. Given its reputation, Pogea Racing should have no problems turning some heads again.

If you thought Ferrari did impressive work with the more hardcore 488 Pista, then you better stick around for this one. Pogea Racing’s tuning program for the Ferrari 488 GTB is called “FPlus Corsa,” and it is a doozy.

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Off the bat, the tuner impresses with a carefully developed aerodynamic body kit that features a good amount of carbon fiber

Off the bat, the tuner impresses with a carefully developed aerodynamic body kit that features a good amount of carbon fiber bits and pieces. The new front lip spoiler is made from the good stuff, as are the side mirror casings, aero skirts, the diffuser, and most prominently, the big rear wing. Both of the 488 GTB’s bumpers were also taken out in favor of sportier and more streamlined versions. The difference is prominent in the front, and even more so in the back. Take a look at the latter; you’d be hard-pressed to recognize that it is the back of the Ferrari 488 GTB. The tuner also added a set of 21-inch wheels, wrapping them up in Michelin tires. All told, Pogea Racing’s goal is to make the car lighter than the standard model. It did just that, slashing an impressive 42 kilos (93 pounds) off of the 488 GTB’s weight.

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We can expect a heavy dose of premium leather and Alcantara, and there might even be some carbon fiber goodies

There are no photos of the 488 GTB’s interior, but since we’re dealing with Pogea Racing here, expect a lot of upgrades on that section, as well. At the very least, we can expect a heavy dose of premium leather and Alcantara, and there might even be some carbon fiber goodies thrown in for good measure. In any event, the tuner usually has interior upgrade offerings to match its work on the car’s exterior and engine.

Now that we’ve gotten those sections out of the way, it’s time for the main event. The Ferrari 488 GTB is powered by a 3.9-liter, biturbo, V-8 engine that produces 660 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque. A lot of people didn’t think the output numbers justified the car’s status so Ferrari decided to release a special edition model, the 488 Pista, that addressed those concerns. The result was a machine that could produce 720 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque, enough to put the standard 488 GTB to shame.

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The result is a car that can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds, making it faster than the 488 Pista by 0.05 seconds

But that’s the 488 Pista. This is the 488 FPlus Corsa. Pogea Racing’s objective with this program is to overpower the Pista, and it did just that, tweaking the same 3.9-liter V-8 engine and increasing its output to a massive 820 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. Do the math and that adds up to an extra 100 horsepower and 104 pound-feet of torque. The result is a car that can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds, making it faster than the 488 Pista by 0.05 seconds. more importantly, the tuned up supercar’s top speed also gets up to 215 mph, slightly higher than the achieved top speed of the 488 Pista.

It’s safe to say that this is the kind of tuning program that’s going to get a lot of people’s attention, for all the right reasons. The only drawback to this kit is that, by virtue of its awesomeness, Pogea Racing is limiting its availability to just 20 units. That means that only 20 Ferrari 488 GTB’s can be converted to the 488 FPlus Corsa. All conversions will also be made in Germany so that’s another potential roadblock that 488 GTB owners will have to address.

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The whole upgrade package starts at €35,000, which converts to around $43,000 these days

If those things aren’t issues, then it should be full steam ahead for those who are interested in getting one of the 20 kits that Pogea Racing has for the Ferrari supercar. The whole upgrade package starts at €35,000, which converts to around $43,000 these days. It’s not a cheap conversion, but the results certainly justify its price tag.

References

2016 Ferrari 488 GTB Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB.

2018 Ferrari 488 Pista
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Read our full review on the 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista.

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