The current podium holder for being Ferrari’s mid-engined supercar the F8 is very fast and looks even better.

It’s always a good day when a new Ferrari arrives in town, an even better one if it’s on a Friday. The New Delhi dealer for the Prancing Horse is ready to deliver a spanking new Nero black F8 Tributo to its customer, this model is currently the car that sits below the SF 90 Stradale in Ferrari’s lineup. But bear in mind that this does not mean that the F8 Tributo is a lightweight in any category, in fact is uses the engine out of the 488 Pista which as we know is one of the greatest V8s ever made and as all the electronic and constructive trickery to make it go fast, grip like glue and make the driver go wow.

The F8 Tributo is the successor to the 488 and still carries the legacy of the design introduced by the iconic 458 Italia- a car which greatly turned Ferraris fortunes. The car looks familiar to the shape, but does carry a different approach to the design especially the much busier front and the smaller headlamps, the grille forms a fascia similar to the 812 Superfast. The car is designed to be as aerodynamic as possible, while the rear features quad-tail lamps which were last seen on the Ferrari F430. The spoiler with its wraparound design is homage to the legendary F40 and the 308 GTB.

The interior of the car is loud and in this case, in classic Ferrari red. The steering holds most of the controls for driving and performance tweaking; akin to its siblings the Ferrari carries a large wraparound display for the instrument cluster which incorporates the navigation and the media, while the passenger gets a smaller 8.5 inch display to control the media as well. The interiors are new, but familiar and use leather, carbon fibre and other high quality materials to make sure that the cabin looks properly Italian.

As the name suggests, the car is a tribute to the V8 that the car carries, the 3.9 litre twin-turbo V8 is often named as the best car engine made in the last two decades and there is a chance that it might be a sendoff with many companies moving to smaller V6 units. But talking about the powertrain, it is now tuned up to 710 horses that is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, the F8 accelerates to a hundred in just 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 340 kmph.

The F8 Tributo is a special car, a special Ferrari too as it might be the last one to carry the V8 and with that comes the price tag, the car retails at INR 4.62 Crores and with the endless customisation options that Ferrari provides the price can jump way higher.

Anagh Bhaskar

Anagh Bhaskar

I am a journalism grad who has always had a passion towards machines, especially cars and war machines, the sheer competitiveness of the industry which works with the same enthusiasm everyday without fail is what fascinates me. Favourie Car: Nissan GT-R R35 Quote: What you do in life echoes in eternity- Russell Crowe, Maximus, Gladiator