Italian automaker Ferrari unveiled its new 4WD SF90 Stradale hybrid sports car at its base in Maranello, northern Italy. With three electric motors and a 3.9-liter V8 engine, the new hybrid Ferrari can glide silently through city streets and reach a top speed of 211 mph and is the fastest ever production car around the company’s test track.
Ferrari then packs three lithium-ion powered electric motors – one located on the rear axle, and two located up front in the SF90 Stradale, which produce an additional 217 hp (162 kilowatts), bringing the complete powertrain’s total output to 986 hp (735 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm). The car goes from 0-62 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds, a record for a street-legal Ferrari. All that power pairs to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, and for the first time on a Ferrari sports car (not counting the GTC4Lusso), all-wheel drive.
It also has an active aero system that can create up to 860 lbs of downforce at 155 mph; an even higher-performance version, the Assetto Fiorano, will shed 66 lbs of weight via carbon fiber and titanium components and offer even greater downforce. The battery for the electric motors can be plugged into a standard power source, or the V8 engine can be used as a generator. No charging time was announced.
This is Ferrari’s most progressive and dazzingly high-tech interior to date. The highlight is a massive 16-inch curved display situated behind the steering wheel. Continuing the trend from cars like the 488 GTB, this is not only the gauge cluster but also the infotainment interface, so everything from radio tuning to navigation is all here. Because of that, the extra real estate is appreciated, an advanced head-up display, and an F1-inspired cockpit, are steering wheel-mounted toggles that control four distinct driving modes: eDrive, Hybrid, Performance, and Qualify. The first two, as their names suggest, utilize battery power.
The SF90 Stradale shows how far Ferrari has come. The “SF90” in its name is a reference the 90th anniversary of the Ferrari race team (Scuderia Ferrari), which predates the road-car business. “Stradale” is Italian for “road,” because this is, after all, a road car. We can’t wait to see what they’re cooking up for the 100th. Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.