Ferrari F8 2023 Reviews, Prices and Specifications

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Back in 2020 Ferrari 488 turned into its successor, the gorgeous F8. We say “changed” because the F8 isn’t an entirely new model as its name suggests, but rather an improved version of its predecessor the 488 — a mix of the 488 Pista engine and many mechanical, styling and aerodynamic changes. The F8 hasn’t changed much since its introduction. The compact, mid-mounted 3.9-liter V-8 engine is boosted by two turbos and puts out 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. It’s brilliant to drive and insanely fast, with the excellent performance capabilities you’d expect from an exotic mid-engine. The power is seemingly endless, the steering is light but precise, the carbon-ceramic brakes are strong, and the suspension can eat up peaks while still providing a comfortable ride. The F8 even gets down to hooning with advanced software that sharpens driver inputs to allow for fast, smooth drifts. Since this is a Ferrari, buyers can define it any way they like, but all 2023 models will be built as convertible Spiders; the Tributo coupe is now history.

What’s New for 2023?

The only notable change for the 2023 model year is that all F8 models built will use a convertible Spider configuration; no Tributo coupes will be produced.

Price and Which One to Buy

With the Tributo coupe now out of production there was no choice; it’s a spider or nothing. No need to worry; The Spider drives like the Tributo and comes in a feature-packed single trim. Plus, we’ve always preferred the Spider convertible even though it costs more than the coupe because of its more exotic feel. As is to be expected from a high-value supercar, Ferrari offers options that allow for a customized look, including an extensive choice of upholstery options. Also, upgrades such as titanium exhaust pipes and exterior carbon fiber components are offered, and you can choose from brake calipers in a variety of different colors.

Engine, Transmission and Performance

The F8 Spider is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8 engine that produces 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. And in this era of hybridization exotics, the F8 remains electric-free. All models are rear-wheel drive, and a seven-speed automatic transmission changes gears. This Ferrari is fast enough to make an indelible impression. We’ve driven the previously available, nearly identical F8 Tributo at a racetrack in his native Italy and on a walk on our beach. We have too pushing the drop-top variant, which proves to be as fast and as fun as it looks. Handling is precise and useful. The Ferrari engine produces a pleasantly tinny tone as it works, and the brakes do an excellent job of bringing it to a quick stop.

Real World Fuel and MPG Savings

The F8 is rated at 15 mpg city and between 18 and 19 mpg on the highway. That’s slightly better gas mileage than you’d get with rivals like that Lamborghini Huracan (up to 13/18 mpg). We haven’t had a chance to run the Ferrari on our fuel-efficient 75 mph route—part of our extensive testing regimen—so we can’t evaluate real-world mpg. For more information on the F8’s fuel economy, visit EPA website.

Interior, Comfort and Cargo

The F8 Spider provides seating for two passengers in a cabin that is roomy enough to provide pleasant and comfortable accommodations. Cuisine contrasting stitching and a sporty design help give the interior a performance-themed aesthetic that matches the car’s sheet metal. The rear view is obstructed by the rear window grille. Many exotic cars have very little cargo space, and the F8 is no exception.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The F8 Spider comes with a six-speaker audio system as well as Bluetooth telephony and streaming audio. The list of standard technological features also includes a pair of LCD monitors and an integrated navigation system with voice activation features. The list of options includes a 7.0 inch touchscreen. Apple CarPlay integration is offered, but Android Auto is not available.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features

Supercars are often lacking in those areas driver assistance technology, and this was the case with F8. Facilities such as a blind spot warning system are not offered. For more information about the F8 crash test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) website. Key safety features include:

  • Standard backup
  • Standard rear parking sensors

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

In terms of the limited warranty and powertrain, Ferrari’s coverage matches the protection provided by Lamborghinis. However, Ferrari outperforms its rival by providing seven years of free scheduled maintenance. Lamborghini vehicles do not offer free scheduled maintenance.

  • The limited warranty covers three years and unlimited miles
  • The powertrain warranty covers three years and unlimited miles
  • Free maintenance is covered for seven years and unlimited miles



Ferrari F8 Spider 2020

mid engine, rear wheel drive, 2 passengers, 2 door convertible


twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection

238 in33902 cm3

710 hp @ 8000 rpm

567 lb-ft @ 3250 rpm

7 speed automatic dual clutch

Wheelbase: 104.3 inches
Length: 181.5 inches
Width: 77.9 inches
Height: 47.5 inches
Cargo volume: 7 feet3
Limiting weight (CD approx.): 3550 lb

60 mph: 2.8 seconds
100 mph: 5.3 seconds
1/4 mile: 10.2 seconds
Top speed: 211 mph

Combined/city/highway: 16/15/19 mpg

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