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  • Impressive Ferrari 488 GTB Replacement

    Weighs in at 2,932 pounds, Pista level 211 MPH and 720 HP, 0-124 MPH in 7.8seconds, and it looks great. If Ferrari would sell me one for around $125,000, I would find a way. Thanks and credit to Motor 1 for this exicting news

    Originally posted by Motor1
    Ferrari F8 Tributo Replaces 488 GTB With Pista-Matching Power

    FEB 28, 2019 at 4:01AM

    Adrian Padeanu
    BY: ADRIAN PADEANU, News Editor It adds 50 hp and loses 88 lbs (40 kg) compared to the 488 GTB.

    It was at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show where Ferrari introduced the 488 GTB as a replacement for the 458 Italia. For this year’s show, the Gran Tourismo Berlinetta is being retired to make room in the prancing horse’s lineup for the new F8 Tributo packing the company’s most powerful V8 engine ever created.

    With 720 horsepower and 568 pound-feet (770 Newton-meters) of torque generated by the twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8, the new F8 Tributo perfectly matches the hardcore Pistaand offers an extra 50 hp and 7 lb-ft (10 Nm) over the outgoing GTB. That translates into a 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) sprint completed in as little as 2.9 seconds (down by 0.1s compared to the GTB), with the journey from 0 to 124 mph (200 kph) taking 7.8 seconds (-0.5s). Flat out, the new F8 Tributo will reach a Pista-matching 211 mph (340 kph) or an extra 6 mph (10 kph) over the model it replaces. Turbo lag? Ferrari pledges there’s no such thing.
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    The gain in performance was achieved not just by bringing the 488 GTB up to Pista levels of power, but by also putting the mid-engined V8 supercar through a diet. Indeed, the new F8 has shaved off a significant 88 pounds (40 kilograms) and now weighs as little as 2,932 lbs (1,330 kg) with all the lightweight options included.

    The remaining number we want to bring to your attention is the boost in aerodynamic efficiency of 10 percent compared to the 488 GTB. The restyled body is not only sleeker than ever before, but it also paves the way for a new design language from the Maranello squad while paying tribute to the past by linking to the original 308 GTB. Another nod to Ferrari’s rich heritage is visible at the back where the louvered Lexan engine cover is reminiscent of the iconic F40.

    With the release of the F8 Tributo, Ferrari is also freshening up the interior cabin by introducing round air vents and a fresh steering wheel design. The controls are also new, and so are the door cards and the seven-inch touchscreen on the passenger side of the dashboard.

    Ferrari will have the F8 Tributo on display at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show beginning with the first press day scheduled for next Tuesday, March 5.

    Source: Ferrari
    https://www.motor1.com/news/307242/f...utton&mc-sub=1
    Last edited by John; 02-28-2019, 09:32 AM.
    So many questions about the ME right now, but the answers are nicely, though slowly, coming out.

    Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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    Also see,,Lamborghini

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    • #3
      The $125,000 price is a dream, right, as they are about twice as much?

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      • #4
        More like $350,000 with options. Come on John, that’s only $5906 per month. No biggie, right?

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        • #5
          Funny. $5,906/month for my Tributo would mean almost nothing for food, medicine, grandchildren’s college fund, taxes. Well, it would allow enough left over for the Tributo’s fuel and insurance so i guess that would be okay. Anyone ready to adopt my wife and me; it would come with use of the Tributo periodically.
          So many questions about the ME right now, but the answers are nicely, though slowly, coming out.

          Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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          • #6
            Well not exactly.I'm not sure any Ferrari counts as "for the common man."

            The Ferrari F8 Tributo Is a 488 Pista for the Common Man

            Ferrari updates its mid-engined V8 sports car, introducing a new 710-horsepower car with new styling and a odd name.

            With 710 horsepower, the F8 Tributo has 49 horsepower over the 488 GTB, and is the most powerful production V8 car in Ferrari's history. Ferrari notes "production" because it's not more powerful than the "special" 488 Pista. Or a McLaren 720S. The Tributo also has a dry weight 88 lbs. lighter than the 488, which is great, except that the Pista happens to be 198 lbs. lighter.
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            More info here:
            https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-sho...;utm_medium=em ail&amp;date=022819&amp;src=nl&amp;utm_campaign=16 144043

            Much more info, including discussion of the aero tweaks, here: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a2...o-photos-info/

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            • #7
              Beautiful new ferrari preparing to deal with the onslaught of two american supercars....

              one being the corvette in upper performance models amd then the tesla sports car supercar whatever they are calling it....

              itll be interesting to see how ferrari (and other exotic car manufacturers) does as the automotive world changes dramatically over the next five years.

              stunning car and thanks for posting John.

              best of luck with the adoption..

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              • #8
                Four round taillights too!! Woo hoo

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                • #9
                  Thats to attract the c6 and earlier corvette owners because we all have 400 grand burning a hole in our pockets...

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                  • #10
                    If you remove the word "grand" I can come up with the 400.

                    As for how Ferrari's going to deal with new technologies, they're already testing a hybrid mid-engine car. And given their experience with hybrids in F1, I expect it will be outrageous. And outrageously expensive.
                    SunKissed, my 2015 2LT, 7MT, Black over Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Stingray convertible (One of about 40)

                    Purchased 5/2/2015,
                    27,000+ miles

                    Proud member of the Old Dominion Corvette Club. Check us out http://www.olddominioncorvetteclub.org

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                    • #11
                      John, check out the Acura NSX, 572 horse power, with twin turbo mid engine V 6, 9 speed DCT. 2 electric Motors on the front wheels( torque vectoring and 4 wheel drive, one electric motor on the ICE flywheel. 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. And with a base price of $152,000 you could possibly keep the wife
                      if GM doesn’t quit gaming us soon, this is the car I am buying.

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                      • #12
                        GM is gaming no one. Look at VW today, who after they had formally and officially announced the GOLF’s reveal, just postponed it many months due to technician difficulties. As Jalopnik’s article day lead off with the words, “building a new car is hard.”

                        A member of this forum who has had many, many exotics, both front and mid engines, drove a NSX and pronounced is absolutely excellent and absolutely boring. With your exciting racing background, I would predict that within a day of owning your new NSX (maybe in the first hour), you would be counting the days until you could sell it at a huge loss and buy the exciting C8. Please at least test drive it for a two or three day period before you buy an NSX.
                        So many questions about the ME right now, but the answers are nicely, though slowly, coming out.

                        Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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