The Ferrari F8 Tributo: an homage at Geneva to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history
Ferrari unveiling at Geneva Motor Show the F8 Tributo.
Just in the name the new mid-rear-engined sports car that represents the highest expression of the company’s classic two-seater berlinetta and at same time is an homage to both the model’s uncompromising layout and to the engine that powers it. The 3902 cc V8 won Best Engine in the International Engine of the Year awards three years running in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and, in addition in 2018 was awarded the title of the best engine of the last two decades.
With a record specific power output of 185 cv/l, it is the most powerful V8 in Prancing Horse history for a non-special series car.
The F8 Tributo is one of the fastest, most thrilling and communicative supercars ever. The new car replaces the 488 GTB, with improvements across the board, providing even better control on the limit along with greater on-board comfort.
With a massive 720 cv (out 50 cv more than the car it replaces) engine benefits from a 10% improvement in aerodynamic efficiency along with the latest version of the Side Slip Angle Control, now in 6.1 guise.
The F8 Tributo include a new version of the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer 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 steering wheel rim is also smaller in diameter to enhance the level of tactility and make the car feel even more agile. In addition, weight reduction measures have cut the car’s dry weight by 40 kg compared to the 488 GTB, further enhancing both responsiveness and driving pleasure without impinging on interior comfort.
State-of-the-art aerodynamic solutions incorporated into the car’s body help ensure that the extraordinarily powerful engine can be fully exploited. As with the 488 Pista, the F8 Tributo’s aero package is directly evolved from the track.