Ferrari F8 Tributo Enjoys Cinematic Debut

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Watch what went into Maranello's latest in these videos.

We've seen the initial studio shots, and we've seen it on the show stand. But a Ferrari like the new F8 Tributo isn't meant to sit still. It's meant to move. So while most of us will never get to drive one, we can at least watch it on video. And that's just what the Prancing Horse marque has brought us today.

The new Ferrari F8 Tributo is the latest in a long line of eight-cylinder, mid-engined supercars to come out of Maranello, stretching way back to the 308 first released in 1975.

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This isn't the first time the automaker has given this model line a thorough working over. But while the 308 yielded the 328, the 348 the 355, and the 360 the F430, the F8 Tributo is actually the second time the same building blocks have been revamped. Its underpinnings were first rolled out in 2010 in the form of the 458 Italia, which gave rise to the turbocharged 488 GTB, which in turn has now been enhanced into the new F8 Tributo you see here.

Not that the specs leave us doubting the Italian automaker's capacity to squeeze out more, mind you.

With a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 revised to dispatch 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the Tributo matches the output of the previous, hardcore 488 Pista.

It's bodywork has also been thoroughly revised, most prominently with new nose and tail sections, and a slatted engine cover reminiscent of the legendary F40's. The combined effect is not just a prettier face, but what promises to be a commanding performance as well: Ferrari quotes a 0-62 mph time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph.

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