The 2022 Ferrari F8 Tributo is a celebration…of itself. The Tributo designation is for the coupe F8, while the roadster goes by F8 Spider. The F8 was developed from the 488, which, in turn, was developed from the 458. Introduced for the 2020 model year, it carries over largely unchanged.
The “Tributo” name is also meant to honor the most powerful V8 engine in Ferrari’s history. The beating heart of this Prancing Horse is Ferrari’s twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 engine, which makes 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque.
Power is routed to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The F8 can rocket from zero to sixty mph in just 2.9 seconds on the way to a top speed of 211 mph.
The 2022 Ferrari F8 Tributo and Spider don’t receive any updates or alterations this year. The two still feature a twin-turbo V-8 mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive.
ENGINE AND IMPLEMENTATION
The 2022 Ferrari F8 Tributo and Spider are powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8 that produces 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. All models are rear-wheel drive, and a seven-speed automatic transmission changes the gears.
This Ferrari is quick enough to make an indelible impression. We’ve driven the coupe on a racetrack in its native Italy and on roads on our shores. We’ve also wheeled the drop-top variant, which proved to be as quick and fun as it looks.
Handling is precise and rewarding. The 2022 Ferrari F8’s engine hits a pleasantly sonorous note as it does its work, and the brakes do a masterful job of bringing it to a swift halt.
ENERGY AND REAL-WORLD MPG
The 2022 Ferrari F8 Tributo and Spider are rated at 15 mpg in the city and between 18 and 19 mpg on the highway. That’s slightly better mileage than you’ll get with rivals such as the Lamborghini Huracán (up to 13/18 mpg).
We haven’t had a chance to run the Ferrari on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy route—part of our extensive testing regimen—so we can’t evaluate its real-world mpg. For more information about the 2022 Ferrari F8’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
INTERIOR, CONVENIENCE, AND BOOTH
The F8 Tributo and Spider provide seating for two passengers within a cabin that’s roomy enough to provide pleasant, comfortable accommodations. Contrasting stitching and sporty design cues help give the interior a performance-themed aesthetic that matches that of the car’s sheet metal.
The cabin’s most notable shortcoming concerns rearward visibility in the coupe. The view out the back is impeded by the rear window’s louvers. Many exotics are very low on cargo space, and the 2022 Ferrari F8 is no exception. Cargo capacity stands at seven cubic feet in the coupe.
IN-VEHICLE INFOTAINMENT AND INTERCONNECTIONS
The 2022 Ferrari F8 coupe and convertible come with a six-speaker audio system as well as a Bluetooth phone and streaming audio.
The list of standard tech features also includes a pair of LCD monitors and an integrated navigation system with a voice-activation feature. The list of options includes a 7.0-inch touchscreen. Apple CarPlay integration is offered, but Android Auto isn’t available.
PROTECTION AND DRIVER-ASSISTANCE ASPECTS
2020 Ferrari F8 Spider
mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door convertible
twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
238 in3, 3902 cm3
710 hp @ 8000 rpm
567 lb-ft @ 3250 rpm
7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Wheelbase: 104.3 in
Length: 181.5 in
Width: 77.9 in
Height: 47.5 in
Cargo volume: 7 ft3
Curb weight (C/D est): 3550 lb
PERFORMANCE (C/D EST)
60 mph: 2.8 sec
100 mph: 5.3 sec
1/4 mile: 10.2 sec
Top speed: 211 mph
EPA FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST)
Combined/city/highway: 16/15/19 mpg