|Ferrari F8 Tributo|
|Designer||Ferrari Styling Centre, head of design Flavio Manzoni|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Sports car (S)|
|Body style||2-door berlinetta|
2-door retractable hard-top convertible
|Layout||Longitudinal rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive|
|Related||Ferrari SF90 Stradale|
|Engine||3.9 L twin-turbocharged Ferrari F154CD V8|
|Transmission||7-speed dual clutch|
|Wheelbase||2,650 mm (104.3 in)|
|Length||4,611 mm (181.5 in)|
|Width||1,979 mm (77.9 in)|
|Height||1,206 mm (47.5 in)|
|Kerb weight||1,435 kg (3,164 lb)|
|Predecessor||Ferrarri 488 GTB|
The Ferrari F8 Tributo is a mid-engine sports car produced by the Italian automobile manufacturer Ferrari. The car is an update to the 488 with notable exterior and performance changes. It was unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
Engine and transmission
The F8 Tributo uses the same engine from the 488 Pista, a 3.9 L twin-turbocharged V8 engine which has a power output of 720 PS (530 kW; 710 hp) and 770 N⋅m (568 lb⋅ft) of torque, making it the most powerful conventional V8 powered Ferrari produced to date. The transmission is a 7-speed dual clutch unit with improved gear ratios.
Several new software features are installed on the F8 which are controlled via the manettino drive-mode switch on the steering wheel. The car is equipped with Ferrari's latest Side Slip Angle Control traction- and stability-control program. Additionally, the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer, an electronic program for managing drifts, can now be used in the Race drive mode.
Claimed manufacturer performance for the F8 Tributo is 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 2.9 seconds, 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) in 7.6 seconds, with a top speed of 340 km/h (211 mph). Ferrari also stated that the Tributo's downforce has been increased by 15 percent as compared to the 488 GTB.
The lower fascia has been redesigned, taking several cues from the Pista, namely the S-Duct. The hood has been re-sculptured and the headlights have been redesigned to be more compact. The latter feature allows for additional air intakes above the headlights. The car also features quad taillamps, a feature that was last seen in the V8 lineage on F430. At the rear, it sports a louvered clear engine cover which pays homage to the F40 and a wrap-around rear spoiler inspired by the 308 GTB. The interior has received minor updates as well: the dash and instrument housing are new, and the two-tone color scheme from the 488 is also gone. An 8.5 inch passenger touchscreen display is also standard as a part of the HMI (Human Machine Interface).
The F8 Spider is an open top variant of the F8 Tributo with a folding hardtop as seen on its predecessors. The top takes 14 seconds for operation and can be operated with speeds up to 45 km/h (28 mph). The F8 Spider features large air intakes on its rear haunches, moved rearward compared to the ones in the 488 Spider for improved airflow to the engine.
The Spider's drivetrain is shared with the Tributo. The engine has a lighter crankshaft, flywheel, and connecting rods and weighs nearly 18 kg (40 lb) less than the engine in the 488 Spider. Performance figures include acceleration from 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds and from 0–200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.2 seconds. Top speed is unchanged from the coupé at 340 km/h. Dry weight of the Spider is 1,400 kg (3,086 lb). The boot capacity allows for 200 litres of luggage space.
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