The mid-rear-engined two-seater berlinetta pays homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history
Dubai, UAE, Al Tayer Motors, the UAE’s official importer-dealer for Ferrari, launched the iconic Italian brand’s latest car the F8 Tributo at a launch event in Dubai held at the luxurious Bulgari Hotel Yacht Club.
The F8 Tributo is the new mid-rear-engined sports car that represents the highest expression of the Prancing Horse’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.
Speaking at the launch, Raid Abusitta, Vice-President – Sales, Ferrari at Al Tayer Motors said; “The Ferrari F8 Tributo has made waves internationally since images of the car were unveiled ahead of its official launch at the Geneva Motor Show. Interest in the car has been very strong and we look forward to seeing the car join the many Prancing Horse models in the UAE.”
The F8 Tributo sets the market benchmark for performance, driving pleasure and ease of handling. It makes the exhilarating performance of the best 8-cylinder in the world accessible to all drivers, with unprecedented handling and superior ride comfort.
With a massive 720 cv and a record specific power output of 185 cv/l, it is the most powerful V8 ever to be mounted in a non-special series Ferrari, achieving new heights not just for turbos, but for engines across the board.
The turbo-charged V8 has already been used in other models in the range with various power output levels, winning “Best Engine” in the International Engine of the Year awards three years running in 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2018, it was also awarded the title of the best engine of the last two decades.
The F8 Tributo delivers its 720 cv without the slightest hint of turbo lag and produces an evocative soundtrack. Instantaneous power is matched by exceptional handling thanks to the integration of state-of-the-art aerodynamics solutions derived from Ferrari’s track experience.
Designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the F8 Tributo is essentially a bridge to a new design language that will continue to emphasise Ferrari’s key characteristics of high performance and extreme aerodynamic efficiency. In fact, the F8 Tributo is the most aerodynamically efficient series-production mid-rear-engined berlinetta ever designed.
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 punches out 50 cv more than the 488 GTB, is 40 kg lighter and also benefits from a 10% improvement in aerodynamic efficiency along with the latest version of the Side Slip Angle Control, now in 6.1 guise.
The F8 Tributo is open for bookings through the Al Tayer Motors showroom in Dubai and the Premier Motors showroom in Abu Dhabi.
SEVEN YEAR MAINTENANCE
Available in the UAE from Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors, Ferrari’s unparalleled quality standards and increasing focus on client service underpin the extended seven-year maintenance programme offered with all Ferrari cars.
This scheduled maintenance programme for the car is an exclusive service that allows clients the certainty that their car is being kept at peak performance and safety over the years.
The Genuine Maintenance programme further broads the range of after-sales services offered by Ferrari to satisfy clients wishing to preserve the performance and excellence that are the signatures of all cars built in Maranello which itself has long been synonymous with leading-edge technology and sportiness.
Type V8 – 90° twin turbo
Overall displacement 3902 cc
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
Compression ratio 9.6:1
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Length 4611 mm
Width 1979 mm
Height 1206 mm
Wheelbase 2650 mm
Front track 1677 mm
Rear track 1646 mm
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
ELECTRONIC CONTROLS E-Diff3, F1-Trac, High Performance ABS/EBD with Ferrari Pre-Fill, FrS SCM-E, SSC 6.1 with FDE*
0-100 km/h 2.90 s
0-200 km/h 7.8 s
Top speed 340 km/h
Fiorano lap time 1’22.5”
|* With 98 octane petrol|
|** With optional content|