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From style, to speed and substance. The Ferrari F8 Tributo and the F8 Spider remain ahead of the game this season
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F8 TRIBUTO

The F8 Tributo is a 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 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.

With a massive 720 cv and a record specific power output of 185 cv/l, it is the most powerful V8 ever to be mounted in a non-special series Ferrari, achieving new heights not just for turbos, but for engines across the board.

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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 SPIDER IS SIGNIFICANTLY MORE AERODYNAMICALLY EFFICIENT TOO AND FEATURES THE NEW 6.1 VERSION OF THE SIDE SLIP ANGLE CONTROL SYSTEM

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F8 SPIDER The F8 Spider is the latest addition to an exclusive and prestigious bloodline of open-top V8 cars begun with the 308 GTS in 1977. It is less extreme than the 488 Pista Spider, but sportier than the 488 Spider which it replaces in the range.

Consequently, the F8 Spider sets a new benchmark for the “en plein air” sports car in terms of usable performance and exceptional handling, providing an incredibly rewarding driving experience. In fact, it excels in merging handling dynamics with surprising in-car comfort. This Ferrari spider thus combines the characteristics of the most lauded 8-cylinder engine in history with unparalleled driving pleasure.

The V8 has raised the performance bar to unprecedented new heights, not only for turbo engines but power units of all types. The engine is a development of the V8 that won the “International Engine of the Year Award” for four consecutive years (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019) and that was also selected as the best engine of the last two decades. An incredible feat unmatched in the history of the Awards.

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The F8 Spider’s greatest achievement is the fact that it unleashes its power instantaneously with zero turbo lag, whilst retaining this V8’s unique and very special soundtrack. This astonishing performance and the car’s disarmingly effortless handling were made possible by integrating a series of innovative, track-derived aero solutions into its design.

The F8 Spider replaces the 488 Spider and improves on all aspects of its specifications: aside from the fact that its engine delivers an extra 50 cv, the new Ferrari is 20 kg lighter than its predecessor. It weighs just 20 kg more than the more extreme 488 Pista Spider. The F8 Spider is significantly more aerodynamically efficient, too and features the new 6.1 version of the Side Slip Angle Control system.

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SEVEN YEAR MAINTENANCE

Available in the UAE from Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors, Ferrari’s unparalleled quality standards and increasing focus on client service underpin the extended seven-year maintenance programme offered with all Ferrari cars.

This scheduled maintenance programme for the car is an exclusive service that allows clients the certainty that their car is being kept at peak performance and safety over the years.

The Genuine Maintenance programme further broads the range of after-sales services offered by Ferrari to satisfy clients wishing to preserve the performance and excellence that are the signatures of all cars built in Maranello, which itself has long been synonymous with leading-edge technology and sportiness.

For more information or to test drive the cars, please visit https://www.altayermotors.com/ferrari/

Shoot Courtesy of Ferrari Middle East and Al Tayer Motors

Producer: Emma Hodgson

Photographer: Malek Fayoumi

Style direction/makeup: Chloe Bosher

Makeup assistant: Adeline Liew

Models: Bareface Model & Talent Agency and Muzo

Shoot location: Mélia Desert Palm Dubai

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