Back in the day, when McLaren introduced the 720S, the Italians just couldn’t keep up with it. The 488 GTB was no match for the lightweight supercar from Woking. But, things are a lot different now.
The Ferrari F8 Tributo’s on-track performance has been promising. It even pipped a 720S in a quarter mile race. Now, Dragtimes’ recent video has revealed that the F8 is actually a lot heavier than what Ferrari claims. As per the brochure, the car weighs 3163 lbs. But, when Dragtimes tested it, the scale read 3453 lbs, which is quite a significant difference. The 720S was also weighed using the same scale and it weighed in at 3158 lbs, which is 30 lbs more than what McLaren claims.
If the F8 was heavier than the 720S, how did it manage to beat the McLaren? Well, it seems Ferrari might be lying about the twin-turbo V8’s performance as well. The brochure says that the V8 unit puts out 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet, which is identical to 720S. Coincidence?
It appears that the F8 Tributo’s V8 packs more performance than what it says on the tin. Next up, we hope to see the F8 on the dyno soon.
It’s quite common for automakers to release conservative performance stats. We recently reported how the 911 Turbo S is 0.1 seconds quicker to 62 mph than what Porsche claims.