The Ferrari F8 Tributo to Debut in Geneva on March 5
The updated engine produces 710 ponies.
The Prancing Horse has replaced the 488 GTB with the Ferrari F8 Tributo and released its photos prior to its debut in Geneva on March 5. Please note this is the first of five the automaker plans to reveal this year. “Five will come in 2019, which is probably the biggest effort,” said Ferrari marketing chief Enrico Galliera in an interview. “It’s the start of the new generation of product.”
Ferrari extensively updated the 488 GTB, so modifications go far beyond the aero changes and power bump. Ferrari chose the name ‘Tributo’ to pay a tribute to both the model’s unbending design and to the most powerful V8 engine in Prancing Horse history for a non-special series car. The 3.9L V8 won “Best Engine” in the International Engine of the Year awards for the last three consecutive years.
The updated engine produces 710 ponies, which is 49 horsepower more than the 488 GTB. The engine is powerful enough to take the car to 100 km/h from standstill in just 2.9 seconds. It can cover 0 to 200 km/h in only 7.8 seconds. The top speed is limited to 340 km/h.
Talking about the design, while it looks similar to 488 GTB, Ferrari tweaked every detail to make it look a new car. The biggest change on the front is the addition of the modified S-Duct, which increases the downforce by 15% compared to its predecessor.
Inside, we find the normal driver-focused cockpit. However, the engineers altered each component of the dash, door panels, and tunnel. Expect to see the new generation HMI (Human Machine Interface), complete with round air vents, new steering wheel, and controls in addition to a fresh 7” passenger touchscreen display.
For more details on Ferrari F8 Tributo, stay tuned as we cover the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.
Ferrari F8 Tributo
Type 90-degree V8 turbo
Overall displacement 3902 cc
Max. power output* 720 cv at 8,000 rpm
Specific power output 185 cv/l
Max. torque 770 Nm at 3,250 rpm
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Length 4611 mm
Width 1979 mm
Height 1206 mm
Dry weight** 1330 kg
0-100 km/h 2.9 s
0-200 km/h 7.8 s
Top speed 340 km/h
FUEL CONSUMPTION/CO 2 EMISSIONS
* With 98 octane petrol
**With lightweight options