2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo

MSRP $275,580

Ranked #4 in Midsize Coupe

8.3

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2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 30, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The magical factory in Maranello Italy has rolled out what is arguably one of the best-looking modern-day models, the 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo. The name might not be as gorgeous as the car, but it is meaningful. You see the 8 in the name signifies the number of cylinders in the engine and Tributo means tribute as this car is designed to pay homage to that masterpiece of an engine that has already won many awards worldwide and is also the current engine of the year.

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Pros

Insanely gorgeous

Comfortable, unlike other supercars

Razor-sharp handling

Cons

Limited driver-assistance features

No Android Auto

What's New?

All new car, replacing the 488 GTB

Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer plus 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$275580

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

238 cu.in.

horsepower

710 hp @ 8000 rpm

torque

568 lb.-ft. @ 3250 rpm

transmission

7 speed automated manual

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

15.7/15 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

104.3 in.

length

181.5 in.

width

77.9 in.

height

47.5 in.

curb weight

2932 lbs.

capacity

cargo volume

7.1 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

2.9 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

10.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/16/19 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ unlimited mi.

powertrain warranty

3 yr./ unlimited mi.

corrosion warranty

3 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$275,580 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 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

Features

8.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

9.0

Safety

8.0

Final Verdict

8.6

8.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.3

Overall Rating


There are tons of Ferrari fans out there who know the serious performance that Ferrari has to offer. The 2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo is no different, and it competes against some of the legendary models like the 2020 McLaren 720S Coupe, 2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO, and 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo S. Continue with the article to know about how it performs in front of its other giants from the segment.


8.0/10
Features

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Safety

8.6/10
Final Verdict


2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo Features

8.0/10

The car comes with one fully loaded trim, and that’s all you get. There are not a lot of features it gets as standard, and pretty much everything you need can be put as an optional extra,0and they cost quite a lot. The sportier leather bucket seats hold you in place, as you get pushback on your seats every time you push the throttle. Other major features available with the car are given below.

Trim

F8 Tributo

MSRP

$276,550

Key Features

Leather bucket seats

 

Available carbon fiber body elements

 

7-inch passenger info display

 

Navigation

 

Voice control

 

Apple CarPlay

 

6-speaker sound system

Ferrari is not known for luxury cars and providing you with a comfortable and modern interior. Still, the modern Ferrari cars come with a very modern-looking interior, and the use of tech has also increased inside the interior. The 2020 Ferrari F8 offers most of these things matched with some serious performance.

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Well, there is only one trim on offer, and that comes for $276,550 which is quite a lot of money. For that, you get your basic Ferrari with pretty much all the basic things. You have a ton of customization options for your Ferrari F8 Tributo. You can completely customize the exterior and interior bits with optional packages.

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo Engine and Performance

At the heart of the 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo is the award-winning 3.9L Twin-Turbo V8 which pushes out 711 hp @ 8,000 RPM and 568 lb-ft @ 3,250 RPM. These numbers are just staggering when you consider the fact that the car weighs under 3,000 pounds dry. This engine is simply a masterpiece of modern engineering. Every engine at Ferrari is hand-built, and that makes it even more special that someone has literally put life into it through their own hands.

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo 3.9L Engine

The engine is one hell of a screamer. It sounds absolutely beautiful, definitely not as beautiful as the NA V8 from the 458 Italia, but still, it has its own sweet whine. If we talk about the performance, then this engine is pretty much able to push the car from a standstill to 60 MPH in under 2.9 secs. And if you are brave enough to keep the pedal floored, then the car can go till 211 MPH which is scarily fast. 

Models

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo

2020 McLaren 720S Coupe

2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO

2020 Porsche 911 Turbo S

MSRP

$276,550

$299,000

$261,274

$203,500

Engine

3.9L Twin-Turbo V8

4.0L Twin-Turbo V8

5.2L V10

3.8L Twin-Turbo Flat-Six

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

7-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

8-speed dual-clutch automatic

Power

711 hp @ 8,000 RPM

710 hp @ 7,250 RPM

630 hp @ 8,000 RPM

640 hp @ 6,750 RPM

Torque

568 lb-ft @ 3,250 RPM

568 lb-ft @ 5,500 RPM

443 lb-ft @ 6,500 RPM

590 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

2.9

2.7

2.9

2.6

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

10.5

10.3

10.9

N/A

Top speed (MPH)

211

212

202

205

In comparison, it is one of the most powerful cars in the class, but because it is rear-wheel drive, it loses to the less powerful but all-wheel driven Porsche in the drag race. Also, we all know how well built and quick that gearbox is in the Porsche. The McLaren 720S Coupe is also slightly ahead in the drag race, while the Lamborghini Huracan EVO offers similar performance.

How well does the 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo handle?

The Ferrari F8 Tributo did a lap around the Fiorano circuit in just 1 minute and 22.5 seconds, and that is half a second faster than its predecessor, just a second slower than the all-track-focused 488 Pista. So it is quite a bit performance-oriented. And then again, it's a Ferrari. 

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo Driving View

They first build race cars, and then give them some ability to perform on roads well. That said, the F8 Tributo is also just like poetry in motion. It is super agile, the steering is very direct and focused, and handling is quite on point. It is a supercar that you can live with and drive to your office on your weekdays, and on the weekends, it is a proper track missile.

Braking Performance

While you have an engine that produces more energy than the sun, you have got to make sure there is enough power available to stop you as well. That is why the F8 comes with massive 15.7-inch brake discs at the front and 14.2-inch discs at the back, and these are carbon-ceramic brakes as standard, unlike some other companies which charge you extra for them. Also, the braking hardware comes from Brembo, and they are pretty much passionate about their job, so we can say that the car is quite good at shedding all that speed away.

Models

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo

2020 McLaren 720S Coupe

2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO

2020 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

15.7

N/A

15

16.5

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

14.2

N/A

14

15.4

Curb Weight (lbs)

2932

2828

3134

3636

60-0 MPH (feet)

98

98

104.66

N/A

The 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo and the 2021 McLaren 720S Coupe both have very similar curb weight, and they take exactly the same distance to come to a halt from 60 miles per hour. The 2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO is heavier and also uses smaller brake rotors, which takes away from the shorter stopping distance. McLaren is the lightest option, whereas the Porsche is the heaviest option in the segment.

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo Fuel Economy

8.0/10

You don’t buy a supercar to be fuel-efficient, admit that. You never pull up at a supercar meet and go around asking the owners about how fuel-efficient the car is. A supercar is meant to go fast and look gorgeous, and that’s what the 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo is for. It is rated at 15 MPG for the cities, 19 MPG for the highways, and 16 MPG for mixed driving. These are not super good figures, but considering it's a 700 hp supercar, they are quite impressive.

Models

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo

2020 McLaren 720S Coupe

2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO

2020 Porsche 911 Turbo S

MPG (City)

15

15

13

15

MPG (Highway)

19

22

18

20

MPG (Combined)

16

18

15

17

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

22.7

19

21.1

17.6

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

340/431/363

285/418/342

274/379/316

264/352/299

The Huracan is the least fuel-efficient as it has the biggest engine of the bunch. The real surprise is in the form of McLaren, which is the most fuel-efficient here. While the Ferrari might not be the best with the efficiency figures, but a considerably larger fuel tank, means it is the one with the most driving range.

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo Interior

9.0/10

Supercars aren’t meant to have a very comfortable interior as the manufacturers have to keep them weightless to make them fast. So they miss out on a lot of luxury features. Thankfully, that’s not the case with the F8 Tributo, and its interior feels quite a luxurious place to be. The whole dashboard is wrapped in nice Alcantara leather, and even the headliner is also Alcantara. 

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo Dashboard

There is an option for having carbon fiber inlays in the dashboard and doors which give the cabin a proper sporty feel. We particularly love the turbine-styled AC vents and they look super cool. The steering is a flat bottomed one and very nice to hold. It is one of the best steering wheels in the industry with all the necessary buttons right there so that you’ll never have to leave the wheel while on the move.

Models

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo

2020 McLaren 720S Coupe

2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO

2020 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Seating Capacity

2

2

2

4

Front (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

N/A

NA

N/A

NA

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

5.29

3.5

13.8

As standard, the seats are sport bucket seats, and there are a lot of adjustments available to make sure you are comfortable here. These are also powered and have heating and cooling functionality. For those who want a bit more racing feel, there is an option to have carbon fiber racing seats that are manually adjustable and lack the heating and cooling functionality but are the best ones in the class. They are extremely supportive, and the side bolstering also makes sure that you don’t get tossed around much while thrashing the car on a circuit.

All are two-seater supercars, and none among them reveals their official figure for interior space, so it is impossible to compare that. One thing that can be compared here is that the Porsche has the most space available for the luggage with 13.8 cubic feet of storage available with the rear seats folded down. The Ferrari is nearly as half with 7 cubic feet but is still a lot better than the Huracan which has just 3.5 cubic feet of storage available. Highlights of the interior features include:

  • Bucket front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Alcantara trim inside the interior
  • Multicolor rev counter
  • Carbon fiber racing seats available
  • Heads Up display

What’s there to keep you entertained?

Why do you ever need to listen to a music system when you have a twin-turbocharged V8 singing right behind your head? We feel, like us, most of the buyers also would just want to listen to that V8 sing in all its glory. But for those who still want to listen to some music, let us tell you that the supercars are definitely not the right place for that.

There is no infotainment display as standard, and the driver gets two displays in the heads-up unit on either side of the rev counter to manage a few different functions like navigation and radio. Apple CarPlay comes as an option with a 7.0-inch touchscreen on the passenger side which adds some more functionality. There is a 6-speaker sound system by Bose which is at most decent if not great. Highlights of the infotainment features include:

  • 7.0-inch touchscreen display available
  • 6-speaker Bose sound system
  • Bluetooth connectivity for infotainment

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo Exterior

If it’s a beauty pageant competition, the Ferrari F8 will definitely win. The car is just so gorgeous to look at that whenever you won’t be driving it you’ll find yourself staring at it. It will get you all the eyeballs while you’ll be on the road. Though there are some colors like the Nero or Giorgio shades that catch less attention, still the overall silhouette makes it quite obvious for the onlookers that they have just witnessed looking at a Ferrari. 

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo Three Quarter View

The design is more of an evolution over the 488, and a lot of elements have been taken from the F1 division as the Tributo is the only car after the 488 Pista that gets an S duct in the front which channels the air through the front splitter and then making it flow over the bonnet. The air gets sucked again into the side intakes and at last throw it out of the rear diffuser, thus creating an invisible jacket of air around the car which creates downforce as the car catches more and more speed, and there is nothing bad about the downforce as it helps your tires to keep sticking to the ground. 

Models

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo

2020 McLaren 720S Coupe

2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO

2020 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Curb Weight (lbs)

2,932

2,828

3,134

3,636

Length (inches)

181.5

178.9

177.9

178.6

Width (inches)

77.9

76

76.1

79.7

Height (inches)

47.5

47.1

45.9

51.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

4.2

4.1

 

Wheelbase (inches)

104.3

105.1

103.1

96.5

The car is very purposefully built for just one purpose, and that is going fast, and it is very evident by the way it is designed. The wheelbase is longer than the other rivals except for the 2020 McLaren 720S Coupe. It also falls behind McLaren only when it comes to the lightest car of the lot. The 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo S has the shortest wheelbase of the lot. Highlights of the exterior features include:

  • LED Headlamps
  • Twin Taillamps
  • Carbon fiber wheels available
  • S Duct in the front

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo Safety

8.0/10

Supercars are never being crash-tested by the agencies, especially the ones that come out of the factories in Maranello, Italy. They cost a lot, and it is quite impractical to crash test a car at 40 MPH that can go up to 211 MPH. Also, supercars don’t often come with a lot of driver assistance features, and F8 is no exception.

You do get all your standard safety features like airbags, ABS, EBD, traction control, and stability control. But things like blind-spot monitoring or automatic emergency braking are not offered by the company. The most you get is an all-around camera and all-around parking sensors which also are optional extras. Highlights of the safety features include:

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Rear Parking Aid
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Traction Control: F1-Trac
  • Stability Control: SCM-E
  • Brake Assist

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo Competition

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo vs 2020 McLaren 720S 

The McLaren 720S is a very advanced car in terms of technology and performance. There is some sort of witchcraft going on inside the machine which makes it go that fast. It is lighter than the Ferrari which gives it an advantage in terms of lap times as it can accelerate and decelerate more quickly than the Ferrari. Also, it looks more gorgeous than the F8 with those butterfly doors and alienish look. Though it is considerably more expensive than the Ferrari, still if you ask us, we will pick the 720S out of the two.

2020 McLaren 720s Three Quarter View

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo vs 2020 Lamborghini Huracán Evo

The Huracan is powered by a naturally aspirated V10, while the Ferrari takes its power from a turbocharged V8, and though the Huracan is less powerful than the Ferrari, it manages to be just as fast by having a very clever all-wheel-drive system. While it may be the most sensible and easy to live with Lamborghini that you can buy, it is not as easy to drive as the Ferrari. Life with the F8 is just easier than the Huracan, and that is where the Ferrari can justify its premium over the Lamborghini. Also, the Huracan fails at making you feel as special as the Ferrari does.

2020 Lamborghini Huracan Evo Three Quarter View

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo vs 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S 

The Porsche 911 Turbo S in its latest avatar might just be the most technically advanced car we have ever seen. They somehow managed to get 640 horses out of that flat-six, and then we all know how blisteringly fast the Porsche’s 9-speed PDk gearbox is at shifting. That is the reason why despite being heavier and less powerful than the Ferrari, it can put in a better time for a 0-60 MPH sprint. It is a very well built car, and Germans do know how to make cars that perform. The only flaw is that while it is a lot cheaper than the Ferrari, it is not as special as a Ferrari. So if you want the most performance for your buck, buy a Porsche, and if you want the most style for your buck, buy a Ferrari.

2020 Porsche 911 Turbo S Front View

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo Final Verdict

8.6/10

You buy a Ferrari because you want a Ferrari. There is simply no other way to say this. It is certainly not a car which you think about if you want one. It is a dream for most of us, and we all know that no car in the world can take the place of a Ferrari in our hearts. So if you have enough money with you and can convince the folks at Ferrari that you deserve being their client, then just go and buy one.

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