The vital vision of a Ferrari 488 GTB by VOS PERFORMANCE
To create a stimulating re-interpretation of an automobile icon and assemble something incredibly unique: This is one of the specialties of the fine-tuning company “VOS PERFORMANCE” in Swabian Neckarwestheim.
The acronym VOS represents VISION of SPEED. A company’s name that symbolises not only engine power, but much more. Managing Director Michael Keller describes the philosophy of the enterprise: ”Each vehicle appears with its own character. Knowing the character in detail is the basic prerequisite.
In order to compose an inventive or extending interpretation of the existing material, the true art is to strike the right “note” if implanting the slightest adjustment into the individual automobile DNA. I like to compare our work with the tuning of a Stradivari. If handling it incorrectly or too insensitive, the soul of such an extraordinary masterpiece can be destroyed in an instant.”
The Ferrari 488 GTB is most certainly a VOS-VISION that triggered a trend reversal avalanche in Maranello last year and has been celebrated as an automobile sensation ever since. With immediate effect, the age old defended bastion of naturally aspirated engines was suddenly surrounded by the hissing sound of a powerful turbocharger.
Originally, the 3.9-litre bi-turbo V8 offered a spectacular 670hp. The engineers and technicians at VOS PERFORMANCE proudly present an astonishing power curve of their top model: using the optional VOS PERFORMANCE power increase “Stage 3”, the Swabians can write down a furious 900hp into the technical family register of “their” Ferrari.
A brutal 1233Nm of torque joins with almost the same value numerically. Further options like “Stage 1 (750hp/1098Nm of torque)” and “Stage 2 (830hp/1166Nm of torque)” are available. This translates into an aggressive acceleration rate that feeds the driver’s adrenaline.
Michael Keller:”We achieved this quantum leap by the optimisation of the engine management system and an adjusted air induction system. The exhaust system has been specially developed by VOS PERFORMANCE – various extension levels are available – either with a “Downpipe” or sports catalyst (200cpsi) in order to add the final touch to our VISION of SPEED.”
This description illustrates that the driver will experience an unprecedented experience of power and sound. For all the aficionados of impressive sound reefs, VOS PERFORMANCE provides a newly developed Titan exhaust system range together with well-known sport exhaust systems manufacturer, Akrapovic coming in May.
The sophisticated carbon fibre-outfit not only adds distinguished character but causes a stir. For the elegant woman, the little black dress is of importance. For the masculine Italian, the breathtaking VOS PERFORMANCE carbon fibre-outfit is his state of passion: insanely sexy and at the same time extremely nonchalant.
The optical adjustments involves the lower front, side sills-like spearheads and a multi-part system diffuser – depending on the configuration level – at the lower rear. Another notable feature: the rear-wing of the 488, carried out in zero position, has been fabricated as a complete mono-bloc component.
The striking trenchant mirror caps, as well as the “ventilation system” of tailored air-intake and outlet veneers at the vehicle’s flanks, assembles the perfect body-kit shaped by VOS PERFORMANCE. Every single part of high-quality visible carbon fiber is produced with absolute precision. Because of the complex calculation of the line layout, the air circulation at the front- and rear-axle is eased.
The exclusive cooperation with the Spanish wheel experts LOMA ensures the powerful VOS PERFORMANCE 488 will stay on the road. Keyword strength of character: equipped with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres size 225/35R21 on the front axle and 325/25R21 on the rear axle with the exclusive LOMA forged alloy rims: 9.0×21-inch front and 12×21-inch rear, establish the perfect optical and technical synthesis. Like a tailored suit fabricated especially for the Swabian-Italian super sports car. The H&R-sports spring set completes the magnificent appearance of the 488 optimally – purchasable exclusively at VOS PERFORMANCE.
Quality and Safety – Made in Germany
VOS Managing Director, Michael Keller points out the tremendous significance of the manufacturing and certification process of their own product range. “Made in Germany” is the measure of all things for us. Without exception, the components have to pass extensive quality and safety checks before the delivery or installation.
This procedure is most important for the carbon-fibre parts of the bodykit in particular. We are aware of a lot of examples neither praiseworthy nor acceptable resulting in inferior quality, translating into costly additional expenses.
All of this, not to mention the serious safety deficiencies and the unpleasant troubles with the regulatory authorities. Parts and stability approval certifications issued by a state certified inspection organisations are mandatory. We are committed to our clients and it is our obligation to make them feel safe and sound on the road.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line of the VOS PERFORMANCE PROJECT – 9x: 900hp with 1233Nm of torque. Performance data right in front of the sound barrier. Fortunately, a pilot license is not necessary to fly the VOS-Ferrari through the curves.
The noble tuning company presents a strong Italian stallion that no car enthusiast wanting a thrilling attraction can resist. This vital VISION of SPEED by VOS PERFORMANCE originated the perfect implementation of their own company’s slogan. The VOS PERFORMANCE Ferrari 488 Grand Turisme Berlinetta will celebrate its world premiere at the TuningWorld Bodensee, from 5-8 May 2016.