It seems like yesterday when Ferrari revealed the 488 GTB but alas, the time has already come for a new mid-engine V8 supercar. Enter the new F8 Tributo, which further evolves the 488 formula, which itself was an evolution on the old 458. Powering the F8 is a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 tuned to produce 720 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque sent to the rear wheels through a seve-speed dual-clutch transmission. Ferrari says the F8 is the company’s most powerful V8 car ever.
Compared to the outgoing 488, the F8 produces 50 more hp and seven more lb-ft of torque, which enables a 0-60 mph time of just 2.9 seconds (.1 seconds faster than the 488). Not only is the F8 more powerful, but it also lighter by 88 pounds for a dry weight of 2,932 pounds (with all of the lightweight options selected). Aerodynamic efficiency has also been improved by 10% and downforce has been increased by 15%.
Visually, the F8 doesn’t differ greatly from the 488 and the 458 on which it shares its platform. Ferrari hasn’t rocked the boat on the interior either, where the F8 looks nearly identical to its predecessors. Ferrari has its sights set on the 720S but we’ll have to wait to see if the F8 can defeat the mighty McLaren.