Ferrari is all set to launch F8 Tributo at Geneva Motor Show 2019, which is going to be held this week. It will replace 488 GTB, which was a replacement of 458 Italia and it was first introduced in Geneva Motor Show 2015.
F8 Tributo is a new mid-rear engine sports car which is powered by the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history. It is a 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 unit that churns 710 bhp and 770Nm of torque. It produces a full 49bhp more and 40Kg lighter than the model it replaces. This changes things a lot when this car takes position at the start line of a race track asphalt. It is 0.1 second faster than 488 GTB in 0-100kmph run and takes only 2.9 seconds. Also, it takes only 7.8 seconds for a complete 0-200kmph run, with a top speed clocked at 340kmph.
What a mind blistering thing! All this is achieved by 10% improvement in aerodynamic efficiency along with the latest version of the Side Slip Angle Control, a new version of the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer (FDE+), a new S-Duct front which contribute towards more downforce. Even when we say that it features a new compact horizontal LED headlight, it is not just an exterior improvement, by doing so, Ferrari has made space on the inside, thus incorporating a new brake cooling system to cope with car’s greater speeds.
This Ferrari’s 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. In F8 Tributo this engine is 40Kg lighter and the supercar total weight stands at only 1330Kg. The cabin is also redesigned but retains the classics of Ferrari like, driver-oriented cockpit, turbine like circular air-con vents, new smaller steering wheel in diameter, a 7-inch touchscreen on the passenger side of the dashboard. It is expected to go on sale later this year or early 2020.