This bad boy from Maranello replaces the 488 GTB, offering more power, improved aerodynamics and, to my eye, a more attractive design.
Ferrari has revealed the F8 Tributo, a new mid-rear engined supercar that effectively succeeds the 488 GTB.
The biggest highlight is the twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8, which has been reworked to deliver 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque “without the slightest hint of turbo lag.” That’s as much power as the 488 Pista and 50 hp and 7 lb-ft. more than the 488 GTB.
Engineers also managed to shed 88 pounds (40 kg) off the 488 GTB’s weight to give the F8 Tributo a dry weight of 2,932 lbs (1,330 kg) and improved aerodynamic efficiency by 10 percent with a redesigned S-Duct that contributes to higher downforce.
The extra power, lighter weight and superior aerodynamic efficiency come together to make the Ferrari F8 Tributo “one of the fastest, most thrilling and communicative supercars ever,” reaching 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in only 2.9 seconds and 124 mph (200 km/h) in 7.8 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h).
Ferrari had its designers spruce up the look and feel of the interior with a redesigned dashboard and door panels, a new steering wheel, new round air vents and controls, and a new 7-inch passenger-side touchscreen display.
The Ferrari F8 Tributo makes its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show before going on sale later in 2019. Would you choose it over the Lamborghini Huracan EVO?