The literal sense that Ferrari has placed on the F8 Tributo is a small hint of what you should expect from the machine. This car exemplifies the return to form, at least on an optics level, for the vehicles eight-cylinder mid-engine car. Ferrari values the car’s build over its beauty, and it has two round taillights rather than four. The car prides in a turbo charged V8 engine; Ferrari, basically, displayed an act of autoerotic suffocation that released the engine’s power.
There are many changes, however, implemented on the Tributo to render it very different to the 488 GTB: the car which the F8 pays tribute to. For example, the headlights have been modified. Most Ferrari fans would believe that the headlights are similar to those on the 488. However, on the Tributo, what appears to be the darker upper half on each one of them is a brake-cooling duct. Lighting is only generated out of slender, horizontal LED strips that are positioned beneath these holes. All features in front of the windshield pull forward; this is an aerodynamics pass-through that was borrowed from the 488 Pista, which increases the Tributo’s overall downforce.
Moreover, the 488’s aggressive wedge shape has been toned down for the Tributo. In the F8, each wheel yanks the bodywork further away from the central fuselage. Ferrari’s engineers have balanced aerodynamics and beauty on the Tributo better than they have done on any other project. No feature looks strange or tacked. The rear fender flow into the rear spoiler quite seamlessly, while every opening and gash in the vehicle’s bodywork has been integrated into the car’s body lines. Other Standout features include: Lexan rear window – which has been louvered to match that of the F40, and a tight bubble-look roof.
The vehicle’s interior displays a stylistic appearance. Like the 458 and the 488 made before, the F8 has a businesslike cabin. Ferrari has put in place an infotainment setup, which consists of displays flanking the tachometer put just ahead of the driver and touchscreen readout ahead of the passenger: the readout can keep the passenger aware of performance measures such as engine rpm and speed. The touchscreen, additionally, shows audio and navigation information. Moreover, a line of transmission controls lives on a slender console placed between the seats. Other controls, such as the gas pedals and brakes, have been put on or close to the steering wheel.
A wide array of software programs have been installed to assist in the control of the car. The Side Slip Angle Control program by Ferrari enables even average drivers to appear so good behind the wheel. The program assists drivers to lay and steer the power down without having to pay costly consequences. Another program, the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer, manages drifts and can be used during the race drive mode.
The engine, fitted in this F8 Tributo, is similar to the one in the 488: 3.9 liter twin turbocharged V8. The engine’s output rises from about 661 horsepower and over 561 lb-ft torque power to 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft torque power. Easily put, the F8’s engine is similar to the one used in the 488 Pista that crowned the 488 production series. Just as before, the F8’s peak power is realized at 8000 rpm. The torque peak lands at 3250 rpm. Better braking, given the car’s power and speed, is a necessity. The Tributo can gain 49 horsepower for 710 ponies: This is a great achievement.
Once you move to the back, you will find something special: a rear screen that displays the engine features just as in the F40. Moreover, the vehicle’s louvers, which actually remove hot air from the vehicle’s bay, look marvelous. The spoiler creates even more downforce over the car.
Ferrari is justifiably proud of its new machine – the vehicle’s V8 engine is a powerful 3.9 liter twin turbo. The F8 looks just like its predecessor: Ferrari describes this work of art a bridge to a new language of design. The overall body shape is identical to 488’s; even though Ferrari has just attempted to tweak each feature to call it a different model. The only big difference to the car would be the heavier reminiscent of the S-Duct.