The Ferrari 488 GTB will be replaced by the upcoming F8 Tributo in the Italian manufacturer’s portfolio.
The Italian supercar maker is all ready to launch the F8 Tributo, which is the replacement model for the 488 GTB, at the upcoming 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The images of the upcoming sports car have been revealed by the company before its global debut and features the new design language with an emphasis on aerodynamics. The styling of the all-new F8 derives it cues from the new design language, Maranello, which pays tribute to the 308 GTB. In addition, the rear design like the Lexan engine cover and the rising boot is inspired by the iconic F40.
The company claims that the new supercar is 10% more efficient and produces 15% more downforce, all thanks to it being more sleek than the outgoing car.
Powering the new F8 Tributo is a 3.9-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 motor that makes 710bhp and 770Nm of peak torque and weighs 1330kgs. This means that the F8 makes 49bhp more than the 488 GTB and also weighs 40kgs lighter than the other.
The F8 Tributo is fast, real fast as it takes 0.1s less than the 488 GTB to do 0-100kmph at 2.9s and also 0.5s less to do 0-200kmph at 7.8s. The top speed of the upcoming supercar is at 340kmph which is 6kmph more than one that it is replacing.
The interiors too have been done up with a different layout for the central console with loads of new elements like circular air-con vents, new steering wheel and a new design for the instrument console. Additionally, there’s a 7-inch touchscreen on the passenger side of the dashboard, too. There is no official statement on the launch date of the new supercar, but it is expected to launch in the latter part of the year or early 2020.