When you thought nothing could possibly get any better, the replacement to the Ferrari 488, the new F8 Tributo, proves that there’s always room for improvement. The F8 Tributo is the replacement to Ferrari’s much-heralded 488 mid-rear-engine sports car. As inconceivable as it might be, the new F8 Tributo is actually better than the 488, a car you thought could never get better. Ferrari’s latest mid-rear-engine sports car, the twin-turbocharged F8 Tributo, generates an incredible 710 horsepower without any turbo lag. In fact, the F8’s engine is the same one found in Ferrari’s $350k plus 488 Pista, yet the F8 Tributo starts at just $279,450.
With 710 horsepower and 568 lb.-ft. of torque, the F8 screams from zero to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds. Stay on the throttle and the F8 reaches a maximum speed of over 200 mph, 211 mph to be exact. To achieve this top speed, Ferrari paid careful attention to the F8’s aerodynamics, improving its efficiency by tweaking the rear spoiler, front underbody, rear diffuser, and vortex generators. One area where Ferrari achieved a 20% increase in downforce was the rear diffuser, which Ferrari equipped with a system of three active flaps which rotate 14 degrees to reduce the car’s drag on straights for higher top speed.
Driving the F8 Tributo is exhilarating. The car handles like it is glued to the road and makes any driver feel skilled on the track. Inside, the F8 boasts a new more compact F1-style steering wheel, an improved infotainment system and a gorgeous new floating transmission selector stack in the lower center console. You quickly realize after even the shortest drive that the F8 Tributo is a sports car you can easily live with on a daily basis. Plus, with Ferrari’s unmatched warranty, which includes seven years of free maintenance, the F8 Tributo will easily be the most hassle-free supercar you ever owned.