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Ferrari announced the replacement for the 488 GTB called the F8 Tributo last month. The car is a tribute to the V8 and boasts the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history to be placed into a non-special series car. That turbo V8 engine boasts 720cv giving the car a specific power output of 185 cv/l.


The first of the Ferrari videos is bragging on the performance of the car promising 720hp with zero turbo lag and what Ferrari calls a “unique and thrilling sound.” Part of the impressive performance the F8 offers is in weight reduction, Ferrari says the car is 40Kg lighter than the 488 GTB.



Weight is saved via a lighter engine, Lexan rear windshield, and a carbon fiber rear spoiler. The slick steering wheel is reduced in diameter compared to the 488GTB. The second video talks about the aerodynamics of the F8.



Ferrari says that the aero of the car is derived from motorsports. The F8 features a front S-Duct that is derived from F1 and generates an efficient vertical load. The rear spoiler is also wider and more inclined to increase vertical load and creates upwashing suction to increase vertical load even further.



The full underbody of the car is flat and has a new front diffuser along with more efficient brake cooling. Underbody vortex generators help to increase the vertical load. F8 Tributo buyers also get a rear diffuser with active aerodynamics. Both videos can be seen above and highlight many of the cool features of the F8
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Ferrari F8 Tributo: Ferrari's Latest Mid-Engine V8 Supercar Will Remain The Benchmark


Ferrari F8 Tributo is successor to the 488. More powerful, lighter, faster, and more aerodynamically efficient.Ferrari



Ferrari will unveil the successor to the 488 GTB at the Geneva Motor Show next week. Ferrari promises that the F8 Tributo will be lighter, far more powerful, more aerodynamically efficient, and possess a far more advanced stability control system that will make it easier to fully exploit the car’s power and capability. These photos are a first look at the car.

Interior has been redesigned in the high-quality materials we’ve come to expect in Ferraris. The steering wheel retains the LED rev counter built into the top section of the steering wheel rim. The wheel has a slightly smaller diameter, but placement of controls—Start button, suspension damping button, and Manettino—are entirely familiar.Ferrari



F8 Tributo’s 3902cc V8 is an evolution of the 488 twin-turbo V8, much related to the 488 Pista version of the powertrain. It spools up 710 horsepower, a tick over 49 horsepower more than the outgoing 488. At 710 horsepower, F8 Tributo matches the challenge posed by the McLaren 720S. The engine produces 182 horsepower per liter, the highest specific output for a road-going Ferrari V8.


F8 Tributo retains the “engine under glass” rear bodywork design that Ferrari owners cherish. It is clearly an evolution of the design language of the 488 and the 458 Italia. The mid-engine V8 Ferrari will remain the car every man dreams of owning.Ferrari



Important for grand touring on open roads, F8 Tributo produces 568 lb. ft. of torque at a very low 3250 rpm. If the character of the 488 is any indicator, once on the boil a driver will rarely let revs drop much below 4000 rpm anyway. In short, this engine will have the goods.









F8 Tributo is 88 pounds lighter than the outgoing 488, and achieves a 10 percent improvement in aerodynamic efficiency. F8 Tributo has the latest version of Ferrari’s Side Slip Angle Control (a highly advanced form of stability control), now in 6.1 iteration.Ferrari



Ferrari states that the engine will deliver power without any hint of turbo lag. The 488 warrants the term “virtually no lag” so one can assume Ferrari has honed further.

Ferrari F8 Tributo is the most powerful Ferrari V8 road car ever made.Ferrari



Ferrari has announced acceleration times of 2.9 seconds to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) using the Launch system of the gearbox, which is engaged with a big button on the center console. Two hundred km/h (124 mph) comes up in 7.8 seconds, which means this car will be easily into the low ten-second range in the quarter-mile, that measure of performance we Americans love so much. It will be interesting to see the numbers American car enthusiast media can produce in testing; they almost always cut one- or two-tenths off the cautious factory claims.

S-Duct intake is low and dead center. Intakes for wheel arches and to cool the brakes are left and right. Controlling airflow along the side of the car begins here.Ferrari



Inside, the dash, door panels and center console have all been redesigned in the high-quality materials we’ve come to expect in Ferraris of recent years. Just as in the 488, switches and buttons are limited in number and logically sited, and should retain the same firm, deliberate feel established in 488. Tachometer with its gear-selector digital readout is sited directly ahead of the driver. The steering wheel retains the LED rev counter built into the top section of the steering wheel rim, a brilliant visual when on the go.

The wheel itself has a slightly smaller diameter, but placement of controls—Start button, suspension damping button, and Manettino that controls calibration—are entirely familiar. Ferrari continues to enhance the passenger-side touchscreen displays in each new vehicle, adding capability to fully engage the passenger. The screen now measures 7 inches.
With lessons drawn from both Formula One and the Le Mans 488 efforts, aerodynamics are a huge part of the Tributo, not least of which is the “S-duct” vent seen in the front hood, an aero devise that debuted on the 488 Pista and sticks the front wheels into the pavement. Also, Tributo adopts the laid-back positioning in the nose of the front radiators, a design pioneered with Pista. More compact horizontal LED headlights accommodate more generous brake cooling intakes in combination with those on the outside of the bumper, improving air flow throughout the entire wheelarch. By better cooling the brakes, F8 Tributo can carry over much of the 488’s front braking system, helping save weight at the front corners.

Ferrari will retain its status as the supercar benchmark with F8 Tributo. What comes after Tributo will be equally exciting. Perhaps a hybrid version. And perhaps a very hard-edged and slightly smaller V6 twin-turbo version, a modern-day Dino that will allow slight growth in the number of cars produced annually without diluting the importance of the F8 Tributo.
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The Ferrari F8 Tributo Uses a Bunch of Aero Tricks to Make it Faster Than Ever





For decades automotive aerodynamics were viewed almost as an act of the dark arts. Progress in this arena has been slow and plodding, but it finally feels like we’ve reached the pinnacle of the science. Generational improvements still occur, but it’s reached a certain point of diminishing returns. That is, unless you’re Ferrari. The new F8 Tributo, it says, is 10% more aerodynamically efficient than the 488 it replaces.



The F8 accomplishes this with a serious revamp of the aero package. Not only does the new body flow air more efficiently and create more downforce, it looks a right side better, too! I like the way the F8 looks, it’s a shade prettier than anything Ferrari has built in decades.





The most visible new piece of the aero package is the so-called Front S-Duct. Allowing air in the front of the car and up through the front trunk lid, the whole front of the car acts like a wing, providing huge front downforce. This is literally F1 aero technology applied to road cars. It was introduced with the 488 Pista, and has been updated for the F8.



The new “blown” rear wing makes use of the upwashing effect of air that goes under the wing to further force air upward coming off the rear of the car. It’s not explained very thoroughly, but perhaps this works something like Lamborghini’s ALA system. They are quick to highlight three wing supports underneath the wing, perhaps they force more air into the stream to accelerate the under-wing air on straights to stall downforce for less drag on high speed runs? Hopefully more will come out about this system soon.
The underbody floor is flat, as on most cars these days, but the front has a pretty serious diffuser built in. Those diffusers also help cool the brakes. There are a number of underbody vortex generators that help push air out to the sides of the car, which should create a suction force pulling the car to the ground.



All of the underbody air that makes it to the back goes out through a giant diffuser. That diffuser has a series of flaps that allow it to apply downforce as needed to the inside wheel in a corner, or to close it off completely for more efficient straight line speed.



Further, the radiators have been laid down to make the car smoother through the air, and more wedgy at the front. Out back, the charge intercoolers have been enlarged enough to drop intake air temperatures by 15 degrees (it doesn’t specify which scale, but hopefully not Kelvin) to help support the F8's 50 horsepower bump over the 488.
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