Ferrari’s new car is the most powerful mid-engined V8 supercar in the company’s history.
The 710bhp supercar is the replacement for the 488 GTB which was released in 2015. Ferrari have posted images of the car on social media, with the vehicle said to make its public debut at the Geneva motor show next week.
Paying homage to the most powerful V8 in #Ferrari history, the #FerrariF8Tributo is a celebration of excellence in pure performance and formidable power. Let us introduce you to the newest member of our family. https://t.co/88N9vDTgtA pic.twitter.com/euolqYfHtm
— Ferrari (@Ferrari) February 28, 2019
The newest addition to the Ferrari family has a 3.9-litre V8 engine and can go from 0-62mph in just 2.9 seconds. It can also reach 0-124mph in 7.8 seconds with a top speed of 211mph.
Ferrari is brought out the car to celebrate the 3902 cc V8 winning the title of the best engine of the last two decades.
The company revealed:
…it is the most powerful V8 in Prancing Horse history for a non-special series car and sets the benchmark not just for turbos, but for engines across the board.
Alongside a weight reduction of around 40kg and a 15 percent increase in downforce to the 488 GTB, there’s also a 10 per cent improvement in aerodynamic efficiency, according to Ferrari themselves.
They say that doing this helps to add ‘further enhancing both responsiveness and driving pleasure without impinging on interior comfort.’
The Official Ferrari Magazine added:
State-of-the-art aerodynamic solutions incorporated into the car’s body help ensure that the extraordinarily powerful engine can be fully exploited.
While no price for the car or release date has been revealed just yet, it is probably going to be announced in the next couple of weeks.
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Matt Weston is a lover of electric cars, artificial intelligence and space. From Cornwall, he’s a UCLan graduate that still dreams of being a Formula One driver in the very near future. Previously work includes reporting for regional newspapers and freelance video for the International Business Times.