The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the new mid-rear-engined sports car that represents the highest expression of the Prancing Horse’s classic two-seater berlinetta. It is a car with unique characteristics and, as its name implies, is an homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history.
The new Ferrari F8 Tributo, the new mid-rear-engined sports car with a impressive 3.9 L Turbocharged V8 engine putting 720 hp labeled the most powerful V8 in Ferrari’s history for a non-special series car. The F8 Tributo replaces the 488 GTB, with improvements across the board, providing even better control on the limit along with greater on-board comfort. The F8 is lighter and benefits from a 10% improvement in aerodynamic efficiency along with the latest version of the Side Slip Angle Control. Designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the F8 Tributo is essentially a bridge to a new design language that will continue to emphasize Ferrari’s key characteristics of high performance and extreme aerodynamic efficiency.
With a massive 720 hp and a record specific power output of 185 hp/L, it is the most powerful V8 ever to be mounted in a non-special series Ferrari, achieving new heights not just for turbos, but for engines across the board.
The Ferrari F8 Tributo is able to deliver 720 hp at 8,000 rpm and the specific power reached is impressive, 185 hp/L. The increase in performance is provided in a more reactive way thanks to lightening solutions on the rotating masses, such as the F1 derived titanium connecting rods.
ZERO TURBO LAG
The exciting performance of this engine is delivered in the total absence of turbo lag, a unique feature of Ferrari engines. The F8 Tributo also uses turbo rev sensors, developed in the 488 Challenge, to maximise the efficiency of the turbochargers based on the demand for power from the pedal.
@ 8000 rpm
The S-Duct aero solution was adapted from Ferrari’s F1 experience. It takes the high pressure flow from the central section of the bumper and deflects it upwards through the vent on the hood.
2. Front air intakes
new air intakes integrated into the car’s design allowing an improvement air flow throughout the entire wheel arch.
3. Side air intakes
The side air intakes channel hot air and minimize the thermal interaction with the flows inside the wheel arch, thus reducing the temperature of the air entering the plenum by 15°, further increasing power.
4. Rear Spoiler
The signature element at the rear of the car is the blown spoiler. Three turning vanes inside the blown spoiler effectively recompress the flow towards the wake of the car, reducing drag by 2% and compensating for the knock-on effect of the increase in downforce.
The 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.