Meet The New 710-Horsepower Mid-Engine Ferrari F8 Tributo
February 28th, 2019
Ferrari just released one shiny red beast of a car - the F8 Tributo - the most powerful V8 car they've produced to date. The F8 Tributo features a mid-engine twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 rated at 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque, numbers identical to its rival, the McLaren 720S. This car will be able to reach a top speed of 211 mph and go from 0-60 in less than 2.9 seconds.
The F8 Tributo will be replacing the 488 GTB two-seater. It weighs in 88 lbs. lighter than the 488, and the aerodynamics are improved by 10 percent. Also, it gets a bump in horsepower by 49 horses. To improve downforce, S-Ducts help air flow from the grille and over the hood.
From Ferrari's press release:
“The name is an homage to both the model’s uncompromising layout and to the engine that powers it – with a massive 720 cv and 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 and sets the benchmark not just for turbos, but for engines across the board. 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.”
And if drifting a Ferrari is your thing, this Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer (FDE+) feature was debuted on the 488 Pista last year to help drivers perform a controlled drift by using the brakes.
“a new version of 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.”
Ferrari hasn't released pricing on this bad boy just yet, but it will be displayed at the Geneva International Motor Show.
Photos Courtesy of Ferrari