2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo

MSRP $276,550

Ranked #2 in Midsize Coupe

8.8

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2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 19, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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In the quest of creating the best sports coupe out there, Ferrari has locked its horns against the mighty AWD Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, the McLaren 720S, and the ruthless Porsche 911 Turbo S. All the cars boast of gems of engines from the respective manufacturers and have eye-watering acceleration figures with track records to back the claims. 

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Pros

Exotic of exotics

Stupendous launches

Superb agility

Cons

V8 isn’t as melodious as Ferrari’s best ones

Low ground clearance makes diffuser touch surface easily

Compromised rear visibility

What's New?

Unchanged from the previous model year


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$276550

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

top speed

211 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

238 cu.in.

horsepower

711 hp @ 8000 rpm

torque

567 lb.-ft.. @ 3000 rpm

transmission

7 speed Dual Clutch

dimensions

wheelbase

104.3 in.

length

181.3 in.

width

77.8 in.

height

47.5 in.

curb weight

3054 lbs.

capacity

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

2.8 sec.

zero to 100 mph

5.4 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.8 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ unlimited mi.

corrosion warranty

3 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$276,550 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo in Colorado Red color
Colorado Red

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

9.9

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

9.9

Safety

8.0

Final Verdict

8.6

8.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.8

Overall Rating


The 2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo is the most powerful V8 that the Italian manufacturer has rolled out of its factories, and has replaced the Ferrari 488 as the new track weapon of choice for the wealthy enthusiasts who prefer the Nurburgring more than the city roads.

2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo Coupe front view
2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo Coupe rear view

9.9/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

9.9/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

8.6/10
Final Verdict


2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo Features

The 2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo is only available as a coupe, and in one configuration which carries an MSRP of $280,000. This coupe has all the exquisite features that one expects from a Ferrari, be it comfortable seats, Alcantara inserts, or carbon fiber here and there. That said, some of the features the coupe does have on offer are:

Trims

Tributo

MSRP

$280,000

Key Features

Wheels w/locks

 

Power spoiler

 

LED brake lights

 

Door auto-latch

 

Concealed Diversity antenna

 

Sports seats

 

Front cupholder

 

Alcantara upholstery

 

Dual-zone automatic air conditioning

 

Full cloth headliner

 

4-corner auto-leveling suspension

 

Carbon fiber steering wheel

We recommend

Since there is only one configuration one can have the F8 Tributo in, our recommendation is no different than anyone else’s. It is a blisteringly fast car with impressive track records and lap times to back up its claims, along with numerous “Engine of the Year” awards that the Italian manufacturer had bagged from the last 20 years. 

2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo Engine and Performance

9.9/10

Here comes the most important and the most anticipated parameter of the 2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo. The most talked-about point in the car is its twin-turbocharged 3.9L V8 that is mounted in the center and produces 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque on tap.

2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo Coupe 

This engine is paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that enables mind-boggling launches along with precise shifts irrespective of what mode the car is run in. 

Models

2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo

2021 McLaren 720S

2021 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

MSRP

$280,000

$319,100

$521,265

$216,050

Engine

Twin-turbocharged 3.9L V8

Twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8

6.4L V12

Twin-turbocharged 3.8L Flat-6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

7-speed dual-clutch automatic

7-speed dual-clutch automatic

7-speed dual-clutch automatic

8-speed dual-clutch automatic

Power

711 hp @ 8,000 RPM

710 hp @ 7,500 RPM

759 hp @ 8,500 RPM

640 hp @ 6,750 RPM

Torque

567 lb-ft @ 3,250 RPM

568 lb-ft @ 5,500 RPM

531 lb-ft @ 6,750 RPM

590 lb-ft @ 2,400 RPM

0-60 MPH

2.8 seconds

2.8 seconds

2.6 seconds

2.2 seconds

Quarter-mile

10.2 seconds

10.3 seconds

10.4 seconds

10.1 seconds

Top Speed 

211 MPH

212 MPH

217 MPH

205 MPH

The Porsche has the least power in the comparison but the Flat-6 does a good job in producing torque, that too way down in the RPM that also helps the German in bullying the rivals in the acceleration runs, with a blistering 0-60MPH run of just 2.2 seconds. The Ferrari does a good job in almost catching up with the Porsche in the quarter-mile but remains behind by a hair’s length. While the Mclaren 720S is eerily similar to the F8 Tributo in setup and performance, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ with the traditional 12-cylinder unit produces the highest power of 759 hp but the lowest torque of 531lb.-ft.

How well does the 2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo handle? 

The 2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo is just too fast for the road, that too in an insane way. Being a twin-turbo setup, there’s a lot of torque present way down in the rev range but the manufacturer has limited the torque output in all but the 7th gear. This is not a bad thing considering the insane speeds the car is capable of, that too in just a couple of seconds. The car’s acceleration is mad, and the overall ethos of the engine is addictive. The steering is weightless and can turn directions as fast as one’s eyeballs can. The car just grips and doesn’t let go, which is good for the track as well as on the roads because the front feels as if it's carving down the road to get the best possible grip. 

The city drives aren’t as good as some of its competitors due to the stiff suspension setup, and a high-powered prowess that doesn’t want to be driven at city speed limits. One ought to break the speed limits here and there just to listen to the car’s symphony, and also to feel the prowess of the Italian horse. That said, the cabin is insulated enough to just let the exhaust note enter the cabin and do its part in engaging the driver and the co-passenger as well while driving down a twisty road. 

Braking performance

Everything about the 2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo is immense, be it the acceleration or the braking. The car comes with carbon-ceramic discs as standard which, if applied in an emergency, can give a concussion due to the bite they possess. That said, these carbon ceramics measure 15.7 inches at the front wheels and 14.2 inches at the rear wheels with a six-piston setup at the front and a two-piston setup at the rear. 

Models

2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo

2021 McLaren 720S

2021 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Brake Rotors: Front

15.7 inches

15.3 inches

15.7 inches

16.0 inches

Brake Rotors: Rear

14.2 inches

14.9 inches

15.0 inches

14.9 inches

Curb weight 

3,163 lbs

3,343 lbs

3,850 lbs

3,646 lbs

70-0 

141 ft

141 ft

133 ft

139 ft

In terms of braking, however immense it might be, the Ferrari brakes the latest along with the McLaren despite being the lightest of all. The Aventador SVJ’s brakes are the best and stop the heavy car at a 6% shorter distance than the fellow Italian. The Porsche does a good job of handling its weight well and stops better than the F8 and the 720S that cover 141ft. 

2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo Fuel Economy

8.0/10

A parameter not fitting in with the supercar equation is the fuel economy because of two main reasons - the performance and the buyer mindset. No exotic car owner expects good economy from their respective cars but is more inclined towards squeezing the most out of the engine and the engineering. That said, the F8 Tributo does have an EPA estimated rating of 15 MPG in the city and 19 MPG on the highway, for a combined of 16 MPG from its massive 20-gallon fuel tank. 

Models

2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo

2021 McLaren 720S

2021 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

MPG (City)

15

15

9

15

MPG (Highway)

19

22

15

20

MPG (Combined)

16

18

11

17

Fuel Tank Capacity 

20.0 gallons

16.0 gallons

22.4 gallons

17.6 gallons

Range (City/Highway/Combined)(in Miles)

300/380/320

240/352/288

201/336/246

264/352/299

Despite the category of cars the F8 falls in, it still manages to be decently economical which is on par with the McLaren and the Porsche that average 18 and 17 MPG, respectively, but the bigger tank gives it a massive advantage in terms of range averaging combined mileage of 320 miles. The Aventador SVJ is the thirstiest of all, so much so that even the biggest fuel tank capacity of 22.4-gallons doesn’t aid in increasing the range. 

2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo Interior

9.0/10

The 2021 Ferrari F8 is an all-out track machine but it also comes with some niceties of its own. The seats are supportive but are upholstered in Alcantara that keeps the occupants comfortable while strapped in the seats and enjoying the ride, or the hot lap. The steering wheel is leather-wrapped and has a flat bottom which makes it easy to hold and helps in increasing the grip while taking the corners. Apart from this, the door panels are covered in leather and have soft-touch material available on the most-touched surfaces. 

2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo Coupe cockpit area

The dashboard has a similar treatment to the door panels with the added luxury of Alcantara and contrast stitching, which is seen on the seats as well. The dashboard also houses a secondary display for the passenger to see how much RPMs the car is carrying, and at what gear, and what speed.

2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo Coupe front seats

The center console has three buttons for the different functions of the car, and there’s a small cubby to hold a tall cup of Starbucks coffee. 

Models

2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo

2021 McLaren 720S

2021 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Seating Capacity

2

2

2

2

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom) (inches)

NA

NA

NA

NA

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

7.06

7.4

5.3

4.5

All the cars seat two occupants - one driver and one passenger but, of all, the Ferrari does live up to its sporty character inside as well. Although the interior dimensions aren’t out, the coupe is said to fit in the occupants just fine without discomfort. The cargo capacity of 7 cubic feet feels adequate for its class, but the Porsche 911 Turbo S lurks at the bottom of the table having a trunk volume of 4.5 cu.-ft. That said, some of the highlighting interior features are:

  • Daytona Racing carbon seats
  • Sport leather/carbon fiber steering wheel
  • Cupholder
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control w/steering wheel controls

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo doesn’t have a display with techs like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto but rather has an array of switches, buttons, and physical points to add more intuitiveness to the driving experience. All of the “entertainment” features are found in the gauge cluster which shows various information like the odometer, the trip meter, the speedometer, and the usual affair. The passenger has a 7-inch display to scrutinize the driver’s driving and see how much RPM the car is running on, and how quickly the shifts are being made. Apart from that, the only generous addition Ferrari has given is Bluetooth for audio streaming. The highlighting features, although not many, are: 

  • Bluetooth
  •  7-inch passenger-side display
  • TFT instrument cluster

2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo Exterior

9.9/10

The 2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo falls in a segment where the buyer knows what to expect of their cars and to say that the looks can, on their own, sell the car is rather incorrect. The F8 has a striking design and a typical Ferrari stance with low ground clearance and a busy front-end with all the vents and scoops that help in aerodynamics. The LED headlamps give an aggressive face along with the scoop in the hood. 

2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo Coupe 

On the side, the rearview mirrors are aerodynamically positioned while the vent on the rear quarter panel of the car helps in ventilation and aerodynamics. The front and side skirts also add a lot of character to the car. The rear looks a bit bulbous as compared to the 488 but the overall looks sit in perfectly with the overall proportions. That, along with the dual exhausts and the rear diffuser, makes the look complete. 

Models

2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo

2021 McLaren 720S

2021 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Curb weight 

3,163 lbs

3,343 lbs

3,850 lbs

3,646 lbs

Length (inches)

181.5

178

188.1

178.5

Width (inches)

77.9

75.9

79.9

74.8

Height (inches)

47.4

47.0

44.7

51.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

NA

4.2

4.5

4.2

Wheelbase (inches)

104.3

105.1

106.2

96.4

The F8 Tributo is the lightest in its class weighing 3,163 lbs and the proportions of the car perfectly justify the striking styling that the car carries. It is a bit wider than some of the other cars but the overall shape does give it a nice cabin space, along with good handling characteristics. Its wheelbase, however, is almost two inches shorter than the class-leading Mclaren 720S which measures 106.2 inches. That said, some of the highlighting exterior features of the F8 are:

  • 20-inch wheels
  • Rocker panel extensions
  • Light tinted glass
  • Rear fog lamps
  • LED brake lights
  • LED headlamps
  • Power rear window 

2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo Safety

8.0/10

The 2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo does little in terms of providing active driver assistance features to the list but that is not a point of an exotic vehicle. The lightweight chassis does make it an exceptional pick for someone who tracks frequently and apart from the lightweight, the chassis is meant to be safe in case of a mishap. Apart from that, the car is packed with all the necessary safety aids mandated by the DOT, like:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Multiple airbags
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Back-Up Camera

2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo Competition

2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo Vs. 2021 McLaren 720S

The F8 Tributo’s tuning makes it faster than the McLaren over the straight line. That, along with a comfortable interior does give brownie points to the Italian for being the better of the two. The braking performance is similar whereas McLaren gets a slight edge in the fuel-economy numbers. This lead is let down by a smaller tank which limits the range. 

2021 McLaren 720S

2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo Vs. 2021 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

The SVJ is the meanest looking car of the bunch which does little to look decent and more to terrify the people around it with its screaming naturally-aspirated V12. It also gets an advantage over the Ferrari in straight-line acceleration due to the AWD but the quarter-mile timings are led by the Ferrari nonetheless. It also gets more range and better fuel-economy figures as compared to the thirsty V12, along with a weight advantage that makes it a better handler on a track. 

2021 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo Vs. 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

The Porsche leaves no stone unturned when it comes to bullying the others in terms of straight-line speed with its fantastic PDK transmission and a very torquey engine. It has a bigger cabin than the others and a more luxurious interior as well, with a functional infotainment system. The Ferrari, on the other hand, has a better sounding engine that has a rev-happy characteristic to blast around the track. It also has more range and a distinctive styling that exotic car owners crave. 

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

 

2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo Final Verdict

8.6/10

The 2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo is an exceptional exotic car and is a worthy tribute to the Italian manufacturer’s V8s of all time. It is a better car than its predecessors kudos to a perfect powertrain combo and a chassis that just keeps improving in handling. The car does face stiff competition from its rivals but the F8 Tributo is an exceptional case and is a reminder that all the V8 Ferraris are, and should be, celebrated. 

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