Ferrari shows off

new F8 Tributo

Ferrari F8 Tributo, 2019, front
Ferrari F8 Tributo, 2019, side
Ferrari F8 Tributo, 2019, rear
Ferrari F8 Tributo, 2019, tail
Ferrari F8 Tributo, 2019, nose
Ferrari F8 Tributo, 2019, interior

FERRARI has revealed the first official photographs of the F8 Tributo, its new mid-rear engined sports car that harks back to the company's classic two-seater berlinetta models.

With some 710 horsepower equating to more than 180hp per litre, the F8 Tributo has the most powerful V8 engine ever fitted to a mainstream Ferrari.

The new car replaces the 488 GTB and has a 0 to 60 acceleration of just 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 212mph.

Weight reduction measures have cut the car's dry weight by 40kg compared to the 488 GTB while the F8's aerodynamics have been adopted from the Ferrari 488 Pista to help control handling and manage heat flow from the engine.

The F8 Tributo has been designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre and includes a new Lexan rear screen which shows off the engine.

At the rear, a spoiler wraps around the tail lights and mimics the arrangement used on Ferrari's early berlinettas, including the original 308 GTB of 1975.

A new-look interior includes a redesigned steering wheel, rounded air vents and a seven-inch touchscreen for use on the passenger side of the cockpit.

The 3,902cc V8 used in the car was named Best Engine in the International Engine of the Year awards three years running in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and in 2018, was also awarded the title of the best engine of the past two decades.

Fuel consumption for the F8 is still undergoing homolgation and while the car is on display at the Geneva Motor Show, no release date or pricing has yet been announced.


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