The Ferrari F8 Tributo makes its debut in Kuwait during a spectacular display of Power and Performance from the Prancing Horse Stable.
Following its recent global launch at Geneva Motor Show, the all new Ferrari F8 Tributo, homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari History, was unveiled yesterday by Al Zayani, the sole authorised dealer of Ferrari in Kuwait, in an exclusive Prancing Horse festival held at the new Kuwait Motor Town (KMT), the latest exciting automotive destination in the region. This beautiful new product is currently touring the GCC market, to allow loyal Ferrarista to see the model in their home markets.
The F8 Tributo is the new mid-rear-engined sports car that represents the highest expression of the Prancing Horse’s classic two-seater berlinetta. It is a car with unique characteristics and, as its name implies, is an homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history.
The new model was revealed to an exclusive selection of VIP clients during an evening presentation hosted by Mohammed Dawleh, General Manager at Al Zayani and Giorgio Turri, General Manager, Ferrari Middle East. This emotionally charged moment concluded a day of exhilarating Ferrari action that commenced with a triumphant parade through the streets of Kuwait to KMT, and a special appearance of the Monza SP1.
The high-octane schedule also featured a display of automotive excellence, in the form of a Ferrari Challenge show, in which Tani Hanna, regional champion took part. The showcase of track activities produced a thrilling symphony of roaring engines throughout the afternoon, testing the handling of the new 488 Challenge vehicle to its limits.
The F8 Tributo sets the market benchmark for performance, driving pleasure and ease of handling. It makes the exhilarating performance of the best 8-cylinder in the world accessible to all drivers, with unprecedented handling and superior ride comfort.
The F8 Tributo replaces the 488 GTB and, in the range, is the model with the highest performance matched by the greatest driver involvement. There are significant improvements across the board aimed at providing even better control on the limit along with greater on-board comfort.
In the automotive world, Ferrari’s V8 engine is seen as the very epitome of sportiness and driving pleasure. This is particularly the case when it is mid-rear-mounted in a two-seater. Ferrari has been honing the scope of abilities of this architecture, which creates an optimal weight balance, and thus delivers unparalleled thrillingly sporty driving, to perfection for over four decades.
Designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the F8 Tributo is essentially a bridge to a new design language that will continue to emphasise Ferrari’s key characteristics of high performance and extreme aerodynamic efficiency. In fact, the F8 Tributo is the most aerodynamically efficient series-production mid-rear-engined berlinetta ever designed.
The F8 Tributo features state-of-the-art aerodynamics, integrating innovations and expertise developed thanks to the company’s involvement in the GT and Challenge championships. The solutions have been honed to create a series-production mid-rear-engined berlinetta with the highest level of performance available.
It was only through close synergy with the Ferrari Styling Centre that the strict aerodynamic constraints could be so flawlessly interpreted and integrated into the car’s design. A good example is the S-Duct at the front and the redesigned blown spoiler system at the rear which are underscored by the car’s clean yet decisive lines.
The cockpit retains the classic, driver-oriented look typical of Ferrari’s mid-rear-engined berlinettas. Every element of the dash, door panels and tunnel has been completely redesigned specifically for the car. The F8 Tributo also boasts a new generation steering wheel and steering wheel-mounted controls as well as new styling on the standard seats.