A pair of new videos detailing the aerodynamics and performance of the brand new F8 Tributo have been released.
The key to Ferrari’s latest supercar performance is its engine. Powering the F8 Tributo is a new-and-improved version of the manufacturer’s 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 which has won the International Engine of the Year award for the last three years running. In the F8, it pumps out 710 HP (720 PS), the same as the 488 Pista.
Beyond the engine, a weight saving regiment means the F8 Tributo weighs 40 kg (88 lbs) less than the 488 GTB it replaces. Some of this weight saving comes from a lighter engine, Lexan rear windshield and carbon fiber rear spoiler.
Among the most important aspects of the F8’s performance are the latest developments of Ferrari’s F1-Trac, E-Diff, and SCM-E systems. Moreover, it sports the Ferrari Dynamic Enhance Plus system that quickly adjusts brake pressure at the calipers to make control of the vehicle’s lateral dynamics more intuitive.
Aerodynamics also played a key role when Ferrari was designing the supercar. At the rear, the new spoiler is more inclined to bump up the vertical load. In addition, there is a flat underbody with a revised front diffuser to improve aerodynamic efficiency and provide improved brake cooling. There’s even underbody vortex generators and an active rear diffuser to improve downforce during cornering and reduce drag for improved acceleration and top speed performance.
As with all of its predecessors, the Ferrari F8 Tributo won’t remain the fastest mid-engine V8 Ferrari model for long, as a more hardcore variant will inevitably come our way. For now, though, it appears to have all the right ingredients to bring the fight to the McLaren 720S.