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Ferrari F8

The Ferrari F8 is a mid-engine sports car that was introduced in 2019 at the Geneva Motor Show as a 2020 model. It serves as a successor to the Ferrari 488 that was sold from 2015 to 2019. But it happens to feature the same 3.9-liter, twin-turbo, V-8 that powered the 488 Pista that was introduced in 2018 as a more capable model of the 488 GTB. The Ferrari F8 was introduced as the Tributo and sends 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque to the ground through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It can hit 62 mph in 2.9 seconds (just as fast as the front-engined, 812 Superfast) and 124 mph in as fast as 7.6 seconds. Top speed is 211 mph. Compared to the 488 GTB, the F8 Tributo has 15-percent more downforce thanks to revised aerodynamics despite the fact that it does look similar to the 488.

At the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, Ferarri introduced the F8 Spider, a topless version of the Tributo coupe. Its major claim to fame is that it’s lighter and more powerful than the 488 spider that it succeeds. It features the same 3.9-liter V-8 under the skin and can hit 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, just a shade slower than the Tributo coupe. With the F8 Tributo hitting the wallet for a minimum of $274,280, the F8 spider should cost in the low $300,000 range before options which could, not surprisingly, increase the entry-level price substantially. The F8 Tributo is on sale as of 2019, but the F8 Spider won’t go on sale until sometime in late 2019 or early 2020.