Over 300 guests gathered at White Bay Cruise Terminal for an immersive Ferrari experience paying homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history and unveiling the Ferrari F8 Tributo for the first time on Australian soil.

Ferrari hosted a variety of Australian VIP guests including:

Celeste Barber, Comedian and Author
Lindy Rama-Ellis, Designer
Jarrod Scott, Model and Ferrari Ambassador
Kate Peck, Presenter
Julie Stevanja, Founder and CEO of Style Runner
Ash Williams, Comedian
Jess Yates, Fox Sports Presenter
Kelvin Ho, Architect
Matilda Dodds, Model

The event allowed guests to delve deeper into Ferrari’s antiquity and see the progression of its most influential engine over the years. The unveiling of the F8 Tributo was dramatic and commanding, ensuring the crowds attention.

A reveal like no other, the F8 Tributo joined a prestigious line up of the past V8 models provided by local private collectors. The cars on display included the Ferrari 308 GTB 1975, Ferrari 328 GTS 1985, Ferrari 348 TB 1989, Ferrari F355 Berlinetta 1994, Ferrari 360 Modena 1999, Ferrari F430 2004, Ferrari 458 Italia 2009 and finally the Ferrari 488 GTB 2015. A line up of this stature is rare to come by, offering a once in a lifetime experience for guests.

“We are extremely proud to bring the much anticipated Ferrari F8 Tributo to Australian shores. This vehicle pays homage to our history. The F8 Tributo brings the exhilarating performance of the best 8-cylinder in the world to all drivers, with unprecedented handling and superior ride comfort.” Said Herbert Appleroth, Chief Executive Officer of Ferrari Australasia.

With champagne and canapés flowing, guests, for the first time in Australia, could study the F8 Tributo and its lineage, experiencing the new heights achieved by Ferrari.

“We truly expect this stunning new Ferrari V8 Sports car to become THE dream car for clients and fans around the world. The Ferrari F8 Tributo truly embodies the pinnacle of Italian excellence and the V8 engine is seen as the very epitome of sportiness and driving pleasure. With maximum level of usability, outstanding design and innovative technologies, we will provide a new level of driving experience to our customers.” Said Dieter Knechtel, Chief Executive Officer of Ferrari Far East and Middle East Hub.

Source: Ferrari