Bye-bye 488GTB, hello Ferrari F8 Tributo


Ferrari has just unveiled its latest mid-engine V8-powered sports car ahead of the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The Ferrari F8 Tributo, will replace the 488GTB in the prancing horse line up and packs a mean 720 hp twin-turbo V8 like the hardcore, limited edition 488 Pista.

The rear engine deck now sits a 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 pushing out 720 hp and 770 Nm of torque, 50 hp and 10 Nm more than the 488GTB it replaces. In addition to the increased power, Ferrari has managed to shave off 40 kgs compared to the 488GTB.  With all its lightweight options ticked, the F8 Tributo tips the scale at 1,330 kg.

As a result, century sprint is done in 2.9 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h in 7.8 seconds and top speed is registered at 340 km/h.

To keep the F8 Tributo in check, Ferrari has beefed up the car’s aerodynamics along with the latest generation Side Slip Angle (ver. 6.1). The aerodynamic improvement can be seen in the car’s design with a new front S-Duct, more compact LED headlights to house new brake cooling intakes in the outside bumper and the subtle aero package around the car.

While the front is a familiar face, the rear has been extensively reworked to reflect Ferrari’s new design language that emphasises the brand’s high performance and extreme aerodynamic efficiency. The rear engine cover, brake duct and side intakes all contribute to the F8 Tributo’s engine cooling efficiency and downforce at high speeds.

The cabin is still very much present-day Ferrari but enhanced with new steering wheel controls, 7.0-inch passenger touchscreen display and round air vents.


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Ferrari F8 Tributo


Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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