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- Highs Undeniable supercar presence, bona fide supercar acceleration and handling, surprisingly comfortable ride.
- Lows Not Ferrari's best engine soundtrack, hard to see to what’s behind, rear diffuser can drag on inclines.
- Verdict With striking looks and stellar performance, the F8 is a supercar through and through, and one of Ferrari’s best.
The 2022 Ferrari F8 Tributo and Spider epitomize the supercar formula. They both have looks that kill, the most power-dense V-8 that Ferrari has ever built, and handling that's more akin to donning a superhero's suit than driving a car. While the Italian automaker has built V-8s that sound better than the F8's twin-turbo 3.9-liter, the 710 horsepower it sends to the rear tires contributes to exhilarating take-offs and the sense you’re flying low to the ground. Whether drivers opt for the convertible Spider or the hardtop Tributo, the epic power, stout chassis, and neck-straining cornering grip will make them work to extract the car's full potential. As with commuter-friendly alternatives such as the Porsche 911 Turbo and McLaren GT, the 2022 F8 is similarly comfortable and refined, making its incredible performance and supercar pedigree even more impressive.
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What's New for 2022?
The 2022 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.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
The Ferrari F8 Tributo and Spider come in a single trim that's loaded with enough amenities to make either body style a desirable choice for shoppers in this segment. We prefer the Spider convertible even though it costs more than the coupe because it feels even more exotic. As one would expect of a high-dollar supercar, Ferrari offers options that allow for a customized look, including an extensive selection of upholstery choices. Also, upgrades such as titanium exhaust pipes and exterior carbon-fiber components are offered, and you can choose from brake calipers in a host of different colors.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The 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 Ferrari'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.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The 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 F8's fuel economy, visit the EPA's website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
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 sheetmetal. 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 F8 is no exception. Cargo capacity stands at seven cubic feet in the coupe.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The F8 coupe and convertible come with a six-speaker audio system as well as 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.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Supercars often come up short in the area of driver-assistance technology, and this is the case with the F8. Amenities such as a blind-spot warning system aren't offered. For more information about the F8's crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:
- Standard backup
- Standard rear parking sensors
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
When it comes to its limited and powertrain warranties, Ferrari's coverage matches the protection provided by Lamborghini. However, Ferrari surpasses this rival by providing seven years of complimentary scheduled maintenance. Lamborghini vehicles do not offer complimentary scheduled maintenance.
- Limited warranty covers three years and unlimited miles
- Powertrain warranty covers three years and unlimited miles
- Complimentary maintenance is covered for seven years and unlimited miles
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