The new Ferrari F8 Tributo launched in Oman, set to bring more power and handling to the entry level of the brand. It replaces the Ferrari 488 GTB as the sports offering of the turbocharged V8 engines.
Ferrari Oman, represented by importer Alfardan Motors, held an exclusive event to mark the launch.
The F8 Tributo is the new mid-rear-engined sports car that represents the latest interpretation of the brand’s classic two-seater berlinetta. It is a car with unique characteristics and, as its name implies, is an homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history.
The F8 Tributo replaces the 488 GTB and, in the range, is the model with the highest performance matched by the greatest driver involvement. There are significant improvements across the board aimed at providing even better control on the limit along with greater on-board comfort.
The F8 Tributo features state-of-the-art aerodynamics, integrating innovations and expertise developed thanks to the company’s involvement in the GT and Challenge championships. The solutions have been honed to create a series-production mid-rear-engined berlinetta with the highest level of performance available.
Over the lifecycle of the previous V8 sports cars, namely the 458 and 488, Ferrari has convinced buyers with its mastery of the V8 turbocharged layout. Ferrari claims to have been honing the scope of abilities of this architecture, which creates an optimal weight balance, and thus delivers unparalleled thrillingly sporty driving, to perfection for over four decades.
Designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the F8 Tributo also marks a bridge to a new design language. The F8 Tributo is the most aerodynamically efficient series-production mid-rear-engined berlinetta ever designed.
The Ferrari Styling Centre was involved in sculpting the new shape, using every element possible to reduce drag and improve efficiency. A good example is the S-Duct at the front and the redesigned blown spoiler system at the rear which are underscored by the car’s clean lines.
The cockpit retains the classic, driver-oriented look typical of Ferrari’s mid-rear-engined berlinettas. Every element of the dash, door panels and tunnel has been completely redesigned specifically for the car. The F8 Tributo also boasts a new generation steering wheel and steering wheel-mounted controls as well as new styling on the standard seats.
Overall performance levels are significantly higher than those of the 488 GTB, thanks to the increase in power, weight reduction and improved aerodynamic coefficient. That performance is also now accessible to a larger number of drivers thanks to vehicle dynamics systems that make driving on the limit an easier and more confidence-inspiring experience.
|Type||V8 – 90° twin turbo|
|Max. power output*||720 cv (530 kW) @ 7000 rpm|
|Max. torque*||770 Nm @ 3250 rpm|
|Specific power output||185||cv/l|
|Max. engine speed||8000||rpm|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT|
|Kerb weight **||1435||kg|
|Dry weight **||1330||kg|
|Weight distribution||41.5% fr – 58.5% r|
|Boot capacity||200 l|
|Fuel tank capacity||78 l|
|Front||245/35 ZR 20 J9,0|
|Rear||305/30 ZR 20 J11.0|
|Front||398 x 223 x 38||mm|
|Rear||360 x 233 x 32||mm|
|TRANSMISSION AND GEARBOX|
|F1 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox|
|E-Diff3, F1-Trac, High Performance ABS/EBD with|
|Ferrari Pre-Fill, FrS SCM-E, SSC 6.1 with FDE*|
|Fiorano lap time||1’22.5”|