Ferrari continued their V8 mid-engined saga with the F8 Tributo, which was introduced on the Geneva Motor Present final yr.
It’s not a significant technological departure over the 488 GTB that preceded it, because it troopers on with the identical 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8. The engine does deliver main enhancements although and boasts 49 HP (50 PS / 37 kW) and seven lb-ft (10 Nm) of torque greater than its predecessor.
This implies a complete output of 710 HP (720 PS / 530 kW) produced at 8,000 rpm and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm) accessible from 3,250 rpm. That’s nearly equivalent to the 488 Pista, and interprets into 2.9 seconds required for the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h), 7.Eight seconds for the 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) and a 211 mph (340 km/h) most pace.
Six months after the revealing of the F8 Tributo, the F8 Spider followed it, with a retractable exhausting high that takes 14 seconds to function and may be raised or lowered at speeds of as much as 28 mph (45 km/h). A bit heavier than its fixed-roof sibling, it shares the identical 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) dash time of two.9 seconds and has an equivalent high pace, but it’s 0.four seconds slower within the 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) dash.
With the roof up, the F8 Spider behaves very equally to the F8 Tributo, with little or no distinction between them that received’t be observed by the common driver. Open the exhausting high, nonetheless, and a small distinction in torsional rigidity turns into extra evident. Nonetheless, it is extremely responsive on twisty roads and regardless of that includes two turbochargers, the lag is barely noticeable. Ingress and egress are facilitated by the vast opening doorways, and as soon as inside, you’ll find your self surrounded by premium supplies – which, after all, is predicted from a supercar that prices within the area of $300,000.
There’s no denying that the F8 Spider is a dream trip, and it might very properly be the very best within the section. That is what Autocar claimed after driving it, as they claimed it to be superior to the McLaren 720S and Lamborghini Huracan.