When a great car like the Ferrari 488 or the California T is enhanced by people who really love their work, like for instance the experts at Alpha-N Performance, the results are fantastic. Take par example the 488 GTB and the California T presented here.
The revised California T debuted last year at the Geneva Motor Show and this spring it was joined by the 488 GTB. Common between them is the twin-turbo V8 engine, which is a subject of our interest today. The fact that the cars are powered by turbocharged engine means that it is more likable to see them ‘involved' in tunings. Just like those two here.
Due to its additional power, they not only have more confident stance, but are proudly showing-off their bigger power and torque.
As a matter of fact, the specialists at Alpha-N Performance are one of the first tuners to take advantage of this. Therefore they were also among the first to produce an EVOX performance ECU upgrade for 488 GTB's and California T's V8 unit.
Let's stop the teasing and reveal the actual additional numbers added to the output of both cars. 488 GTB's horsepower was increased from 670 to 790 hp (493 to 581 kW), while the torque grew from 760 to 860 Nm (561to 635 lb-ft). The equivalent conversion for the Ferrari California T boosts the power output from 560 to 680 hp (412 to 500 kW), with peak torque lifted from 755 to 873 Nm (557 to 644 lb-ft).
So that's pretty nice, isn't it?
Source: Alpha-N Performance