As sure as the sun rises from the east, Ferrari will, at some point, launceh a Spider version of the new Ferrari F8 Tributo supercar.
The successor to the 488 GTB was unveiled only three days ago, and already X-Tomi Design has rendered the F8 Tributo in Spider guise. The supercar looks good as a coupe but, dare we say it, it looks even better without a roof.
X-Tomi’s creation takes obvious inspiration from the 458 Spider and 488 Spider with the lack of a fixed roof making way for a pair of bulging buttresses on the rear decklid. The car looks so good that it would make you think twice before buying a McLaren 720S Spider. Not that Woking’s open-top supercar isn’t delicious on its own, but we’ll understand if you’re tempted by Maranello’s offering – when it hits the market, that is.
While the F8 Tributo is being marketed as an all-new model, this is not exactly true. In fact, the F8 Tributo retains the same basic architecture as the 458 Italia and 488 GTB. It also has largely the same 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 as the 488 Pista, pumping out 710 HP (720 PS) at 8,000 rpm and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm) of torque from 3,250 rpm. In a straight line, Ferrari says its new mid-engined V8 goes from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds, 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in 7.8 seconds, and hits a top speed of 340 km/h (211 mph).
The F8 Tributo has an impressively low dry weight of 1,330 kg (2932 lbs), but the future Spider version will inevitably weigh a little bit more. Not that we expect it to lose anything in performance (no one really feels a tenth of a second difference to 62 or 100 mph), while the lack of a roof will probably make it even more enjoyable to drive.