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Legacy Looks Inspire a First in Ferrari Horsepower

It's the most powerful mid-engine production car ever made.

Later this month Ferrari will roll out its F8 Tributo at the Geneva Motor Show. Borrowing the 3.9-liter twin turbocharged V8 from the 488 Pista that it’s replacing, the supercar is able to crank out 710 horsepower. This makes it the most powerful mid-engine production car ever made. 

The Tributo also features what Ferrari calls an S-Duct behind its nose, which increases downforce by about 15 percent. Ferrari fans will also notice a louvered cover on the hood and rear window, as well as a modest rear spoiler. These aesthetics offer homage to perhaps the most iconic Ferrari of all time - the F40 model that was produced from 1987-1992. 

Mixing the old with the new yields a design that is about 90 pounds lighter than its predecessor, allowing the Tributo to go 0-60 in three seconds and reach a top speed of 211 mph. While the exterior borrows from Ferrari’s legacy, the cockpit interior has been completely re-designed, from the dashboard to the door panels.

The Italian carmaker describes the Tributo as “a bridge to a new design language that will continue to emphasize Ferrari's key characteristics of high performance and extreme aerodynamic efficiency.” 

Although pricing has not yet been made available, the 488 Pista that it’s replacing started just north of $300,000.

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