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Ferrari F8 Tributo arrives at Geneva as the fastest mid-engine Prancing Horse

March 06, 2019, 11:16 AM IST by Bilal Ahmed Firfiray
Ferrari F8 Tributo arrives at Geneva as the fastest mid-engine Prancing Horse

-The F8 Tributo replaces the 488 GTB

-Arrives as the newest and fastest mid-engine Prancing Horse. 

-Has the same power as the Pista but is lighter than the 488 GTB by 40kilograms. 

Ferrari took to the stage at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show with the all-new F8 Tributo, the newest and the fastest mid-engine supercar from Maranello. It replaces the ageing 488 GTB and has the same output as the hardcore, limited edition 488 Pista. 

Sitting in the engine compartment behind the driver's seat of the F8 Tributo is the mid-mounted 3.9-litre V8. It’s the same motor which has won the ‘International Engine of the Year’ award three years in a row – 2016, 2017 and 2018. In addition to that, it was also awarded the title of the best engine several times over the last two decades. In the Tributo, the V8 puts out 710bhp and 770Nm, which is 49bhp more than the outgoing GTB. The sprint of 0-100kph is achieved in 2.9 seconds (down by 0.1s compared to the GTB). The F8 Tributo is capable of hitting a top speed of 340kmph. 

Ferrari claims that the F8 Tributo is one of the fastest, most thrilling and communicative supercars ever. The aerodynamics has improved by 10 per cent. It is also designed to make performance on the limit much easier than any car before it. The weight is down by 40 kilograms. The design gets slight changes over the GTB such as an S-Duct upfront, 812 Superfast inspired headlamps and air intakes, reshaped rear and a new engine cover. The S-Duct improves the downforce by 15 per cent while added vents incorporate brake cooling as well by directing air throughout the wheel arches. The new Lexan rear screen that allows a glimpse inside the engine compartment also brings a modern twist to Ferrari’s most distinctive design element from the F40.

The driver-focused cockpit is typically that of a Ferrari. But every element inside the cabin has been redesigned. The new generation HMI (Human Machine Interface) is complete with round air intakes (new for Ferrari), new steering wheel as well as an 8.5-inch passenger touchscreen display. 

Following its public debut at the Geneva stage, the F8 Tributo will surely make its way to India. 

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