2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo

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This is the new mid-engined V8 supercar Ferrari F8 Tributo, the direct replacement for the brands best selling model, the 488 GTB. Whilst sharing the chassis and powertrain with previous 488 models, Ferrari have placed a lot of attention on the styling of the car. The design was penned at Ferrari Centro Stile, their in-house department and features many design cues from the 812 Superfast and Portofino. As is usually the case with Ferrari, aspects of the styling were determined by the aero requirements including the front mounted S-duct. this duct increases downforce over the front axle and smooths out the airflow over the cabin.

Engine package is same that is used in the 488 Pista, meaning peak power of 720 PS (530 kW) and peak torque of 568 lb-ft (770 Nm). Ferrari is quoting a 0-100 kph sprint of 2.9 seconds, only very slightly slower than the Pista at 2.85 seconds. Extra 50 kilograms of weight is likely the main factor here. There are big expectation for the F8 Tributo, with the 2-seater mid-engined model acting as the anchor in the sales of the Ferrari line-up. Without any big changes Ferrari is hoping the new styling and continued lure of the badge will result in a sales success.

Cockpit retains the classic, driver-oriented look typical of Ferrari’s mid-rear-engined berlinettas. Every element of the dash, door panels and tunnel has been completely redesigned specifically for the car. The F8 Tributo also boasts a new generation steering wheel and steering wheel-mounted controls as well as new styling on the standard seats.

New round air vents are set in beautifully sculpted aluminium surrounds (also available in optional carbon-fibre) which cleverly underscore the dash structure. To emphasis the lightness of the whole assembly, the dash now incorporates an aluminium sail panel supporting the central satellite and continuing into the dash itself. Also to create a sense of visual lightness, a sliver of carbon fibre divides the upper and lower parts, streamlining the whole look. This section also incorporates the optional 7″ touchscreen passenger-side display which provides an extra sporting touch. The dash is completed by the classic instrument cluster with its central rev-counter and the new-generation steering wheel and commands.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: 3.9L V8 Twin Turbo
Weight: 1,330 kg / 2,932 lbs
Power: 530 kW / 710 hp / 720 PS
0-100 kph: 2.9 seconds
Torque: 770 Nm / 568 lb-ft
Top Speed: 340 kph / 211 mph

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