Mid-engined V8 Ferrari = coupe & convertible

Just like the 458 and the 488, the latest car on that platform is now available as the Ferrari F8 Spider. Since the first named we’ve come a long damn way, there’s turbos and more power in what is now the brand’s F40 Tribute.

Shining in absence at this year’s IAA (be sure to follow our IG for live content by Beau), Ferrari draws in enough attention with the F8 Spider and the 812 GTS. Causally launching them just a day before the show starts, this model pulls in all eyes with 720hp and 770Nm coming from the 3.9 liter-V8. If the looks do the same remains debatable. Somehow opinions about Ferrari have been polarizing ever since they started designing in-house.

Having a retractable hardtop and that praised V8 doesn’t equate to what the open-top V12 offers, as the F8 is aided by turbos. Those turbos do trump the V12 model in terms of performance, as the Spider hits a hundred in just 2.8 seconds and 200 in freaking 8.2 seconds. It only weighing 1400 kilograms playing a part there too.

Now we just have to wait for the F8 hardcore versions and we’ll be writing a similar article with just a little more spice.