The latest Ferrari F8 Tributo headlines four models to launch from the Maranello facility this year and it’s more than a 488 GTB wearing an updated body kit; the new 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo to launch at the Geneva Motorshow 2019 is a benchmark homage to the most powerful V8 ever to carry the Prancing Pony. Sharing the 488 Pista’s 720-horsepower, the new F8 Tributo may carry some design cues reminiscent of the 488 but really, this is “bridge to Ferrari’s new design language” takes aesthetic cues especially from past models like the 308 GTB and the F40.
Suffice it to say, the new mid-rear engined sports car represents the highest expression of the company’s classic two-seater berlinetta.
The latest Ferrari F8 Tributo takes mantle of Maranello’s Most Powerful V8 Supercar
The redesigned bodykit bequeaths the Ferrari F8 Tribtuo with 10% more aerodynamic efficiency than its predecessor 488 GTB, allowing to complete its century sprint (0-100 kmh) in 2.9 seconds. The redesigned S-Duct and lower fascia is not just a mere aesthetic element, adding 15% more downforce, allowing the latest F8 Tributo to hug the road ever the tighter as it hits a maximum of 340 kmh courtesy of its twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8 supercar engine.
40 kilograms lighter, one is able to coax more responsiveness out of the new Ferrari F8 Tributo, making it one of the easiest V8 supercars to tame and opening a realm of possibility and driving experiences for drivers of all skill levels thanks to various race and drive modes available from the Dynamic Enhancer menu.
Arguably, fans of the 488 Pista might decry the relatively short-life in light of its replacement by the F8 Tributo but not to worry, enough of Ferrari’s most powerful V8 remains to tug on heart-strings: almost 90% of the 488’s original shape can be found in the 2020 Ferrari Tributo. The sweeping roofline, side glass, mirrors and iconic sculptural side intakes return giving the owners of the new F8 a little Pista deja-vu when approached from the side. The most obvious aesthetic differences are the louvered Lexan engine cover, hood sculpting, and, not to mention the updated spoiler.
This is easily Maranello’s Most Powerful V8 Supercar to date. The new Ferrari F8 Tributo will be unveiled this weekend, 5 March 2019 at the Geneva Motorshow.