Johannesburg - Ferrari’s most potent V8 supercar to date, made its official debut this week, at an exclusive private preview hosted by official importer Scuderia South Africa.
The F8 Tributo replaces the 488 GTB, taking pride of place as “the highest expression of the Prancing Horse’s classic two-seater berlinetta.”
“It is a car with unique characteristics and, as its name implies, is a homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history,” Ferrari said.
“It makes the exhilarating performance of the best 8-cylinder in the world accessible to all drivers, with unprecedented handling and superior ride comfort.”
Talking engine power, the F8 Tributo is motivated by a 3902cc turbocharged V8 that produces 530kW at a screaming 8000rpm and 770Nm from the 3250rpm mark. The supercar will dash from 100km/h in just 2.9 seconds, says Ferrari, with 200km/h coming up in 7.8 seconds and the top speed is quoted at 340km/h.