It has been eight decades since Ferrari first placed their sports-cars among the top of the words most desired vehicles. In recent years, the automaker has seen fit to pay homage to some of its previous editions through models borrowing elements of its older siblings. Such is the case with the Ferrari F8, available in both the coupe Tributo model and convertible Spider edition.
Introduced at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show, Ferrari made upgrades and improvements to its 488 model in debuting the Ferrari F8 models. Available in The Tributo and The Spider, these are the Ferrari’s of choice for many with the resources to have options in their super-car selections.
The Ferrari F8 Tributo
The front end of the Ferrari F8 Tributo features the S-Duct introduced on the 488 Pista but otherwise has been totally redesigned. Air ducts are included just above the headlights. Side intakes improve cooling airflow while aggressively impacting the muscular design of the car. The F8 pays tribute to previous models with a lightweight Lexan clear engine cover like the F40, quad taillights like the 430 and a wraparound rear spoiler like the 308 GTB.
The F8 Tributo features a 3.9 L twin-turbo, V8 engine the same as that used in the 488 Pista. It generates 710 HP and 586 lb-ft of torque. This serves to make the Ferrari F8 Tributo the most powerful conventional V8 Ferrari produced.
Inside the Ferrari F8 Trubuto includes an 8.5” passenger touchscreen as standard, included as part of its Human Machine Interface (HMI) system.
The Ferrari F8 Spider
Those wanting to take the top off their Ferrari F8 driving experience can select the F8 Spider; an open-top version of the Tributo. If you imagine driving a Ferrari would be tremendous, think about driving one with the wind blowing through your hair. Ferrari takes the hassles out of putting a top up or down, accomplishing the task automatically in just 14 seconds. It can even be completed while traveling at up to 28 miles per hour!
Design-wise, air intakes have been moved to the rear haunches to improve air flow.
Like the Tributo, the Spider is agile, quick and nimble. Zero to 62 times are below three seconds at 2.9 seconds. Jetting from a standstill to 124 mph can be accomplished in a white knuckling 8.2 seconds. The top speed between the Spider and coupe are the same at 211 mph. The curb weight remains a svelte 3,175 lbs.
The Ferrari to Suit Your Lifestyle
Mid-engine. Ferrari. Sports-car. Super-car. Coupe. Convertible. Get some or get them all in the Ferrari F8. If you are new, welcome to the family. If you’ve owned a Ferrari in the past, it’s time for more. It is hard to imagine, but Ferrari just keeps getting better and better. See for yourself.