In the Geneva International Auto show, Ferrari
showcased the F8 Tributo that replaces the 488GTB.
The new Ferrari Tributo is slightly improved over its predecessor. It gets sharper with Side Slip Angle Control in 6.1 guise, and Dynamic Enhancer (FDE+) that can be activated in Manettino’s RACE mode, the Tribute now gets a redesigned S-Duct which increases the downforce by 15% over the 488GTB. The headlights have become narrower and the vents in the front bumper now allows more air to flow along the wheel arch to cool down the brakes which tend to heat up by the speed which carries the Ferrari
. This overall system has made Tributo to be 10% more aerodynamic along with a reduced weight of 40kg with the car now standing at 1330kgs dry.
Tributo gets power from a 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 engine with improved performance, now producing 720PS (710hp) at 8,000 rpm and 770 Nm (568 lb-ft) of torque at 3,250 rpm. The power is now increased to 50 PS and 10 Nm (7 lb-ft) over its predecessor. The new engine on this sports beast is most likely mated to the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox seen in 488 Pista. Ferrari F8 Tributo hits the 0 to 100 km/h mark (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds, and 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 7.8 seconds. Top speed of New Tributo is claimed to be 340 km/h (211 mph).
The interiors follow the style of Ferrari
but now redesigned to make it a Tributo. It is more driver focused as a sports car should be and Ferrari
has added a new 7.2” touch screen for the passenger so that both can find their own sense of pleasure. Now it also gets a new generation HMI (Human Machine Interface), complete with round air vents, new steering wheel which is smaller in diameter to increase the cars agility and easy to handle while taking some hard corners.
The Tributo will make its way into India by the beginning of the next year and the prices are expected to be around 4 crores (Ex-Showroom). It needs to be specially mentioned that this model is the last of non-hybridised V8 super cars from Ferrari