FERRARI 488 TUNING

The 488 GTB is powered by a 3.9 litre all-aluminum dry sump unit of the Ferrari F154 V8 engine family. It is a turbocharged engine using two parallel ball-bearing twin-scroll turbochargers supplied by Honeywell and two air-to-air intercoolers, the turbine wheels are made of low-density TiAl alloy often used in jet engines to reduce inertia and resist high temperatures within the turbocharger. The engine produces 661 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 760 N⋅m (561 lb⋅ft) of torque at 3,000 rpm.

At GCAP we have designed a package to further refine the Italian supercars character with a few simple modifications.

Exhaust

We use an Akrapovič  exhaust system on our tuning packages for this vehicle.

Constructed using high-grade, ultra-lightweight special titanium alloys – with parts cast in Akrapovič’s in-house foundry – providing a weight reduction of 35.2% over the stock exhaust. Larger-diameter tubes assist airflow and a different system configuration lowers backpressure to increase performance and power outputs.

 

It is finished with a carbon-fibre outer sleeve on the tailpipes. Especially when combining the Slip-On system with the optional stainless-steel link pipe sets with or without catalytic converters, it emphasizes the character of the Ferrari V8 (flat-crank engine) sound with the unique Akrapovič note.

The optional Akrapovič Sound Kit enables owners of selected Akrapovič car exhausts to control the sound of the system from the cockpit of their machine. Using Akrapovič technology, drivers can easily switch between the quiet mode and a sportier sound. With the use of a receiver to drive the actuators that open or close the valves at the end of the exhaust system, drivers can use the Sound Remote Controller or the new smartphone app (for iOS and Android) to regulate the valves. In this case, the ECE homologation is not valid anymore.

Software

We have developed our own software to increase the cars performance. This comes in two forms. A stage 1 map (I.E. a software only calibration with no hardware changes) and a stage 2 (with our Akrapovic exhaust system).

When tuning we measure afr, ignition timing, intake temps, EGTs etc. to ensure our tune is as safe and reliable as possible whilst drawing the most out of your supercar.

 

We have seen gains up to 730bhp.

Brakes

As with most Ferraris, the brake system is excellent. However we can offer modified braided brakes lines. Our lines have a stronger wall density delivering a more precise and accurate brake pedal feel. This translates into more confidence in your supercar.

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ADDRESS

GCAP Performance

6 Powis Mews

Notting Hill

London

W11 1JN