The Ferrari F8 Tributo Has Maranello’s Most Powerful Production V-8 Ever

The Ferrari F8 Tributo Has Maranello’s Most Powerful Production V-8 Ever

It's built around a 3.9-liter turbocharged 90-degree V8 that produces 720 cv, or 710 hp, at 8,000 and 568 lb-ft of torque at 3,250 rpm (figures virtually identical to those of the Pista).

Now, when introducing the F8 Tributo to you, we forgot to mention where the nameplate of the mid-engined beast comes from.

Ferrari has said it will debut five new or redesigned models this year. The F8 Tributo has a dry weight of 1330kg, a reduction of 40kg, and a claimed 0-100km/h time of 2.9 seconds. Will the next generation of mid-engine series-production Ferrari (after this one) get an all-new V8... or no V8 at all?

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There's also talk that the 488 replacement won't come in a singular form, but through a number of different models, ranging from the aforementioned V8 hybrid to a V8 twin-turbo model and a 488 successor with a V6 hybrid powertrain. 0-100kmph takes just 2.8 seconds (0.2-seconds faster than the 488 GTB) and has a top speed of 340kmph (+10kmph). The shape has made it possible to install new cooling ducts for the brakes, meaning Ferrari hasn't had to fit a bigger, heavier set of stoppers to cope with the increase in power.

The Ferrari F8 Tributo incorporates the latest version of Side Slip Angle Control with Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer, the latter of which here can be activated in Race mode for the first time.

The front of the auto is characterised by the S-Duct, a solution that made its debut on the 488 Pista, but which has been redesigned to suit the extensive modifications made to this area of the vehicle. Ferrari has refined the S-Duct that we first saw on the incredible 488 Pista to improve front-end downforce by 15 percent compared to the 488 GTB; the duct directs air from the lower center part of the front bumper through the body in an S pattern, and on to an exit in the hood. Elsewhere, the louvered Lexan engine cover is a clear nod to the F40. This includes a new steering wheel and controls, but also new round vents and a reworked instrument cluster. Still, Ferrari says every element of the dash, door panels, and tunnel has been redesigned. The only multimedia screen in the cabin is on the passenger side - an 8.5-inch touchscreen display which can be used to control various functions.

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