With 711bhp and 770Nm of torque on tap, the F8 Tributo pays homage to the most powerful V8 ever to power a non-special series Ferrari.
The much-awaited Ferrari F8 Tributo has been launched in India at an ex-showroom price of ₹4.02 crore. The first few units of the F8 Tributo are expected to be on our roads by next year.
The F8 Tributo has a distinctive visual identity, courtesy of new horizontal LED headlamps, a reprofiled S-duct at the front, a redesigned rear spoiler, and a completely revised rear fascia that sports new twin-cluster taillamps. In fact, the latter have been inspired by the 1975 308 GTB.
The successor to the 488 GTB, the F8 Tributo continues to be powered by the same 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 as its predecessors. However, the four-time 'International Engine of the Year' (2016-19), in the F8 Tributo, has been tuned to produce the same power & torque as the 488 Pista – 711bhp and 771Nm. That's 50bhp and 10Nm more than the 488 GTB. This also happens to be the twin-turbo V8's most powerful state of tune.
Apart from the power & torque gains, the F8 Tributo is also 40kg lighter (1,330kg) than its predecessor and has 10% better aerodynamic efficiency. All of this means a 0 – 100km/h time of just 2.9 seconds (0.1 seconds quicker than the 488 GTB) and a top speed of 340km/h! The power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed DCT gearbox.
To give the F8 Tributo exceptional handling abilities, engineers at Ferrari have fitted it with a new version of the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer (FDE+), which, for the first time, can be activated in the 'Manettino's' RACE mode. The F8 Tributo also inherits a fair share of its weight-saving components (mechanical) from Ferrari's 488 Challenge race car.
Like the unique exterior, the F8 Tributo's interior has been designed from the ground-up, as Ferrari claims that 'every element of the dash, door panels, and the central tunnel has been completely redesigned specifically for the car.' New round-shaped air vents, as well as a new-gen steering wheel (with updated steering-mounted controls), further add to the F8 Tributo's list of upgrades.