2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo Price, Specs, Concept, and Release Date. The 2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo is an entry-level supercar that the Maranello-based company launched in 2019. The F8 Tributo replaced the 488 GTB, introduced in 2015, but it’s essentially a mid-cycle upgrade and not a brand-new car. The supercar replaces the 488 GTB in the same way that the 812 Superfast and GTC4Lusso replaced the F12berlinetta and FF, respectively, with the facelift accompanied by a nameplate change.
Not only sporting new features front and rear, but the F8 Tributo also boasts more aggressive aerodynamics, which are based on the track-ready 488 Pista. The F8 Tributo arrives just in time for the facelifted Lamborghini Huracan Evo and the relatively new McLaren 720S.
2021 FERRARI F8 TRIBUTO ENGINE POWER
The F8 Tributo needs 2.9 seconds to sprint from 0 to 62 mph, two tenths quicker than the 488 GTB
On top of the extra power and the improvement aero efficiency, the F8 Tributo also boasts new technology compared to the 488 GTB. The latter debuted in the 488 Pista as a world-first feature that uses software to adjust the brake pressure at the calipers.
How does the F8 Tributo compared to its rivals? Just like the Tributo, the Huracan Evo comes with the same engine as the track-prepped Huracan Performance.
The Tributo is just as quick as the Huracan Evo from 0 to 62, but it hits 124 mph a full second quicker than the Lambo
The Tributo is just as quick as the Huracan Evo from 0 to 62, which also makes it as quick as the Performance. Impressively enough, the Tributo hits 124 mph a full second quicker than the Lambo. It also wins the top speed battle by a significant margin, at 211 mph versus “only” 202 mph.
Granted, the 720S isn’t massively better by the numbers, but it’s proof that Ferrari needed to upgrade the 488 GTB to get a supercar that’s almost as good as the 720S. Of course, the McLaren is also lighter, tipping the scales at 2,828 pounds, 100 pounds below the F8 Tributo.
2021 FERRARI F8 TRIBUTO EXTERIOR STYLING
The F8 Tributo bridges the gap between the 488 GTB and the Pista, but spices things up with some unique cues
Just like the Portofino and the 812 Superfast, the F8 Tributo combines design features from its predecessor with a few unique styling cues. In this case though, Ferrari also borrowed features from track-ready 488 Pista. All told, the F8 Tributo bridges the gap between the 488 GTB and the Pista, but spices things up with some unique cues.
Ferrari says that the F8 Tributo is “essentially a bridge to a new design language,” so we can expect future cars to draw cues from this design.
The bumper is clearly related to the 488 Pista, sporting the same V-shaped opening in the center and large outlets on the sides. These have additional, smaller vents, which suggests that Ferrari made some changes to the car’s aerodynamics.
The diffuser is based on the 488 Pista’s, featuring aggressive fins and big exhaust pipes
Ferrari dropped the dual-vent design of the front hood from the 488 GTB and adopted a single outlet in the. Needless to say, the F8 Tributo looks just as aggressive as its track-ready sibling.
The F8’s profile is again based on the Pista. The rear fender vents retain the shape of the 488 GTB, but they feature a different vent configuration, likely for enhanced engine cooling and aerodynamics.
The diffuser itself is based on the 488 Pista’s, featuring aggressive fins and big exhaust pipes, but the fascia was heavily redesigned. Ferrari added two angled outlets on each side.
2021 FERRARI F8 TRIBUTO INTERIOR DESIGN
It features a brand-new seven-inch touchscreen display on the passenger-side dashboard
Ferrari made some upgrades to the cabin too, but it still reminds me of the 488 GTB. None seem to impact the car’s practicality, but it sets the F8 Tributo apart from the regular 488 GTB.
There’s also an upgraded HMI system, new contrast stitching on the dashboard and the seats, and bigger pieces of carbon-fiber all over the place. The seams seem identical to the 488 Pista, a big upgrade over the outgoing 488 GTB.
2021 FERRARI F8 TRIBUTO DRIVETRAIN AND PERFORMANCE
The twin-turbo mill cranks out 710 horsepower, a 50-horsepower increase compared to the 488 GTB
The F8 Tributo features an upgraded version of Ferrari’s already iconic 3.9-liter V-8 engine. Yes, the F8 Tributo features the same engine and boasts similar performance figures.
Specifically, the F8 Tributo needs 2.9 seconds to sprint from 0 to 62 mph. That’s two tenths quicker than the 488 GTB and only 0.05 seconds slower than the 488 Pista. When it comes to top speed, the F8 Tributo matches the Pista’s impressive 211-mph benchmark.
One of the reason why the F8 Tributo is a bit slower than the 488 Pista, besides the different aerodynamics, is because it’s some 110 pounds heavier. At 2,930 pounds, the Tributo is around 90 pounds lighter than the 488 GTB it replaces.
2021 FERRARI F8 TRIBUTO PRICES AND RELEASE DATE
Pricing for the F8 Tributo is not yet available, but it should cost more than the outgoing 488 GTB, priced from $250,000 in the U.S. It shouldn’t be more expensive than the 488 Pista, which retails from $35,000, so expect it to start from below the $300,000 mark. If Ferrari doesn’t put a massive premium compared to the 488 GTB, the Tributo could eventually cost a bit less than the McLaren 720S.