The successor to the Ferrari 488 GTB has a more aggressive appearance. The 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo is inspired by the appearance of a classic Ferrari. This car also has the strongest performance for a Ferrari V8 engine today. Can it maintain Ferrari’s glory in the world of mid-engine V8 supercar competition?
How does the Ferrari F8 Tributo exterior look like?
Ferrari is characterized by the design of a high-performance car with extreme aerodynamic efficiency. The 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo is designed by the Ferrari Styling Center. The design seeks to unite these two main characteristics.
One way to do this is to re-adopt the S-Duct in the front face. Which was redesigned to produce 15% better downforce levels than the 488 GTB. Providing air intake to the brake cooling inlets is done in two ways. Maximizing the air intake in the front bumper. Also, the space in the LED headlight area is designed to be more compact and horizontal design. The effect is better airflow in the tire’s fender space. As well as to ensure that the deceleration of this high-performance supercar remains safe.
The Ferrari Styling Center has optimized the appearance of the V8 Berlinetta by emphasizing the side air intakes that are designed to be more aggressive than those of the 488 GTB. This also serves to provide a better air intake to the engine room. Which is placed in the car’s middle position.
Ferrari features a detailed classic Ferrari icon to the rear. Featuring a Lexan rear window cover inspired by the Ferrari F40. This section allows heat from the engine to be channeled out of the engine room area quickly. As well as supporting the performance of the burnt spoiler, the position of which now approaches the taillight area that comes with a dual-group LED design. This design is inspired by the ‘old’ Berlinetta V8 mid-engine, the 1975 Ferrari 308 GTB.
A closer look inside the 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo Interior
This car uses a steering wheel design that is more compact in diameter. Also equipped with Manitteno shift paddles and adjustment buttons, and other exciting controls. There is no doubt about the material because it combines aluminum elements, carbon fiber, and premium leather. In addition, Ferrari is also updating the HMI (human-machine interface) interface. There is also a touch screen in the passenger area with dimensions of 7 inches. This screen serves to provide an intense interaction between the driver and passenger of this car.
What features does F8 Tributo offer?
Ferrari adds many features to maximize driving handlings. Such as the latest update for the lateral slip angle control function and the latest Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer (FDE +) version. In simple terms, the FDE + allows the car to reach peak performance in a short time and more precise handling. But the FDE + function can only be active when the driver selects the Manettino driving mode in the ‘RACE’ position.
2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo Performance
The 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo remains true to the Ferrari 488 GTB, 3.9-liter 90 Twin Turbo V8 engine, the winner of the “Best Engine” award on International Engine of the Year for three consecutive years in 2016, 2017, and 2018. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any differences in performance. In fact, the Maranello technicians managed to increase this engine’s performance up to 720 hp with a torque of 770 Nm. All power goes to the rear wheels with the F1 dual-clutch gearbox. Ferrari claims this car can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph. Ferrari F8 Tributo also followed a strict diet to reduce the car’s weight to 2932 lbs.