New Ferrari F8 Tributo: performance, specs and video

The new Ferrari F8 Tributo made its debut at Geneva this year, with the same 710bhp turbocharged V8 engine as the 488 Pista

This is the Ferrari F8 Tributo, which made its public debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Acting as the replacement to the 488 GTB, the Italian firm’s new supercar features fresh styling, redesigned aerodynamics, more power, less weight and more technology.

The F8 Tributo revises the 488 GTB’s styling with slimmer LED headlights, larger brake-cooling intakes, new twin-pod tail-lights, a larger “S-Duct” bonnet scoop, a redesigned rear wing and a louvred Lexan engine cover inspired by the Ferrari F40.

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Ferrari claims these styling updates give the F8 Tributo improved aerodynamics and heat management than the outgoing 488 GTB. The Italian firm says that the reworked “S-Duct” alone provides a 15 per cent increase in downforce, while the louvred clamshell helps to extract heat from the engine bay.

Under the cover, the F8 Tributo uses the same 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 engine as the 488 Pista, which produces 710bhp and 770Nm of torque. Drive is sent through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox to the rear wheels, with Ferrari claiming a 0–62mph time of 2.9 seconds, a 0–124mph time of 7.8 seconds and a top speed of 211mph.

Technology updates include Ferrari’s latest “Side Slip Angle Control” system and a revised version of the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer (FDE+). Activated by selecting the “RACE” drive mode, Ferrari claims the new software makes the F8 Tributo’s performance more accessible to a wider range of drivers.

Ferrari recently released the above video, which shows its latest supercar sliding around a race track, giving us the chance to hear the Tributo's engine note for the first time. The video makes a point of highlighting Ferrari's steering-wheel mounted selectable drive modes, with settings tailored towards both the road and the track.

Inside, the F8 Tributo gets a smaller diameter steering wheel, a redesigned dash, new door cards, a retrimmed transmission tunnel and a new seven-inch wide letterbox-style touchscreen display mounted in front of the passenger seat.

A full specification for the new Ferrari F8 Tributo will be released at a later date. Pricing information is also yet to be officially announced, but we expect the F8 Tributo will position itself between the 488 GTB and the 488 Pista, with prices starting from around £200,000.

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