Ferrari F8 Tributo
|Ferrari F8 Tributo|
|Designer||Ferrari Styling Centre, head of design Flavio Manzoni|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Sports car (S)|
|Body style||2-door berlinetta|
2-door retractable hard-top convertible
|Layout||Longitudinal rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive|
|Related||Ferrari SF90 Stradale|
|Engine||3.9 L twin-turbocharged Ferrari F154CD V8|
|Transmission||7-speed dual clutch|
|Wheelbase||2,650 mm (104.3 in)|
|Length||4,611 mm (181.5 in)|
|Width||1,979 mm (77.9 in)|
|Height||1,206 mm (47.5 in)|
|Kerb weight||1,435 kg (3,164 lb)|
|Predecessor||Ferrari 488 GTB|
The Ferrari F8 Tributo is a mid-engine sports car produced by the Italian automobile manufacturer Ferrari. The car is an update to the 488 with notable exterior and performance changes. It was unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
Specifications and performance
The F8 Tributo uses the same engine from the 488 Pista, a 3.9 L twin-turbocharged V8 engine which has a power output of 720 PS (530 kW; 710 hp) and 770 N⋅m (568 lb⋅ft) of torque, making it the most powerful conventional V8 powered Ferrari produced to date. Specific intake plenums and manifolds with optimised fluid-dynamics improve the combustion efficiency of the engine, thanks to the reduction of the temperature of the air in the cylinder, which also helps boost power. The increase in performance is provided in a more reactive way thanks to lightening solutions on the rotating masses, such as the F1 derived titanium connecting rods. The exhaust layout and the Inconel manifolds have been completely modified up to the terminals. The F8 Tributo also uses turbo rev sensors, developed in the 488 Challenge, to maximise the efficiency of the turbochargers based on the demand for power from the pedal. The transmission is a 7-speed dual clutch unit with improved gear ratios.
Several new software features are installed on the F8 which are controlled via the manettino dial on the steering wheel. The car is equipped with Ferrari's latest Side Slip Angle Control traction- and stability-control program. Additionally, the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer, an electronic program for managing drifts, can now be used in the Race drive mode. Claimed manufacturer performance for the F8 Tributo is 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 2.9 seconds, 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) in 7.6 seconds, with a top speed of 340 km/h (211 mph). Ferrari also stated that the Tributo's downforce has been increased by 15 percent as compared to the 488 GTB.
The front of the car is characterised by the S-Duct (originally featured on the 488 Pista) around which the entire front end of the car has been redesigned, with additional air intakes above the headlights. The front is completed by side aerodynamic intakes which are integrated into the shape of the bumper and feature two aerodynamic side splitters in black. The radiator packs are tilted towards the rear, using a flat undertray to channel the hot air and minimise the thermal interaction with the flows inside the wheel arch. The car also features quad taillamps, a feature that was last seen in the V8 lineage on the F430. At the rear, it sports a louvered clear engine cover made from lightweight Lexan which pays homage to the F40 and a wrap-around rear spoiler inspired by the 308 GTB, with additional air intakes on either side.
The interior has received updates as well: the dashboard, instrument housing and door panels are new. The two-tone colour scheme seen on the 488 has also been replaced. An 8.5 inch passenger touchscreen display is also standard as a part of the HMI (Human Machine Interface). The dash now incorporates an aluminium sail panel supporting the central satellite navigation system and continuing into the dash itself.
The F8 Spider is an open top variant of the F8 Tributo with a folding hardtop as seen on its predecessors. The top takes 14 seconds for operation and can be operated with speeds up to 45 km/h (28 mph). The F8 Spider features large air intakes on its rear haunches, moved rearward compared to the ones in the 488 Spider for improved airflow to the engine.
The Spider's drivetrain is shared with the Tributo. The engine has a lighter crankshaft, flywheel, and connecting rods and weighs nearly 18 kg (40 lb) less than the engine in the 488 Spider. Performance figures include acceleration from 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds and from 0–200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.2 seconds. Top speed is unchanged from the coupé at 340 km/h (211 mph). Dry weight of the Spider is 1,400 kg (3,086 lb). The boot capacity allows for 200 litres of luggage space.
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