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Ferrari: F8 Tributo News

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/gen...ari-f8-tributo

A new Ferrari to wrap your brain around: meet the 710bhp, 211mph F8

This is the new Ferrari F8 Tributo. Not only the most powerful mid-engined V8 Ferrari supercar in history, but also a rosso-liveried haymaker aimed at Woking. Watch out 720S: the 488’s successor is here.

It’s a bit gorgeous, isn’t it? Ferrari tells us this car is the first to wear a new design language exploring the company’s high watermarks of aero excellence and being batsh*t quick. Mission accomplished, we’d proffer.

So, the F8 Tributo houses the same 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 as that 488 – an engine Ferrari doesn’t hesitate to remind us won International Engine of the Year Awards three years on the trot, and last year took the title of best engine of the last two decades. It’s quite good.

It pumps out 710bhp – just like the 720S – which is 50bhp more than the 488, “without the slightest hint of turbo lag”. Understatement there: it’ll record 0-62mph in 2.9s, 0-124mph in 7.8s and a top speed of 211mph.

Elsewhere, Ferrari’s ability to flatter yet more ham-fistedness continues with the latest version of ‘Slide Slip Control’ and ‘Dynamic Enhancer’, the latter acting on the ‘Race’ position, making “performance on the limit easier to reach and control for a greater number of drivers”. The manettino is now mounted on a smaller steering wheel, too.

It’s 40kg lighter than the 488 (weighing 1,330kg dry), and wears a new aero pack that borrows ideas from the 488 Pista for better heat management. The S-Duct – again, another Pista refugee – has been redesigned for F8 deployment, adding 15 per cent to the overall increase in downforce over the regular 488. There are new, slimmer LED headlights, and while they’ve shrunk, space has opened up for brake cooling ducts, and better air flow around the front.

Swing around the back, and there’s a special treat: the rear screen that shows off the engine features louvres, just like… yep, the Ferrari F40. While they actually have a job to do (removing hot air from the bay), they also look marvellous. The blown spoiler also creates yet more downforce over the old car, wrapping around the rear lights, and we’re now back to Ferraris with twin-clusters.

Inside, Ferrari has redesigned bits of the cockpit, and there’s a new generation of ‘Human Machine Interface’. Good luck to the passenger attempting to prod the touchscreen mounted ahead of them on the dashboard.
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I don't love it. Doesn't stir desire like the 360 & 430 did. The new design language doesn't do as much for me as the prior models.
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I think it's fantastic, BUT.....I feel like we didn't get to have the 488 long enough. I'm not sure why, it seems too soon for a replacement.
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I love it. The louvers look awesome and the spoiler, tailights, and exhaust all come together well. The new headlights look nice too. But I agree with Tim - it feels like the 488 just came out.
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I love it. The louvers look awesome and the spoiler, tailights, and exhaust all come together well. The new headlights look nice too. But I agree with Tim - it feels like the 488 just came out.
Agree with both of you guys.

I simply love it. At first, it looks a bit busy, but I really can't complain about anything other than maybe the wheels. It's very modern looking, very aggressive and absolutely Ferrari. Great looking from all angles.
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Big upgrade over in 488 in the looks department
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Wow man The 488 came out as a 2015 model i think? It sure was a short model cycle!
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How does Ferrari keep doing it. The 308 lineage just keeps getting more beautiful with each new generation! Now they just need to stop it with the names. LaFerrari, Superfast, and now Tributo??
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F8 better looking at every angle, inside and out. Really cool to see the side by side like that.
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