The all new Ferrari F8 Tributo has been revealed ahead of its public debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The F8 Tributo replaces the 488 GTB in Ferrari’s model lineup.
The Ferrari F8 Tributo is powered by the 3.9 litre twin turbo V8 engine that now develops 720 horsepower @8000rpm and 770 Nm of maximum torque @3250rpm. It goes from 0 to 100 in just 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 340 kph. The engine will be mated to a seven speed dual clutch gearbox.
The F8 Tributo is lighter than its predecessor and has 10% more aerodynamics along with 6.1 version of Slide Slip Angle Control. It also comes with the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer (FDE+) which can be activated in the Manettino’s RACE position for the first time, a move designed to make performance on the limit easier to reach and control for an even greater number of drivers. The car is also lighter by 40 kg.
The the F8 Tributo’s aero package is directly evolved from the track and it adopts several features from the 488 Pista designed to help manage engine heat, including, for instance, the rearward-angled front radiators and the dynamic engine air intakes positioned either side of the spoiler instead of on the rear flanks.
Designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the styling does take inspiration from the 488 Pista. Th front features an S-Duct that was first seen on the Pista and that itself contributes an impressive 15% to the overall increase in downforce compared to the 488 GTB. The horizontal LED headlamps get brake cooling intakes in combination with those on the outside of the bumper, improve air flow throughout the entire wheel arch and thereby avoid having to increase the size of the braking system to cope with the car’s greater speed.
The rear features a Lexan glass cover for the engine compartment that is inspired by the legendary F40 supercar. The louvres help extract hot air from the engine compartment without impacting the efficiency of the blown spoiler which has been further evolved to increase downforce generated at the rear. The spoiler wraps around the tail lights, visually lowering the car’s centre of gravity and allowing a return to the classic twin light cluster and body-coloured tail, another signature of the early 8-cylinder berlinettas like the very first in the legendary series, the 1975 308 GTB.
On the interior, the Ferrari F8 Trubuto gets a completely redesigned dashboard. The dash is driver focussed and features new circular AC vents, a new steering wheel and a 7 inch touch screen passenger display. As always, the interiors will be fully customisable.