Ferrari’s newest exotic supercar (more like hypercar, really), the Ferrari SF90 Stradale, is the Italian supercar maker’s first plug-in hybrid and also the marque’s first sports car to come outfitted with 4-wheel-drive – an inclusion Ferrari said is necessary “to allow the incredible power unleashed by the hybrid powertrain to be fully exploited.”
The beauty of a Ferrari needs no detailing. One look you know, it is a stunning ride. However, it is not all look without functions. The front features has functional aeros by the way of wing elements on either sides of the beautifully integrated lip spoiler. The carved hood further boasts S-duct and air intakes on the sides.
The Ferrari SF90 Stradale further features unusually slim headlights, quad taillights that flanked mid-height dual exhausts, a dual-section rear diffuser, and an active rear spoiler. All told, the aeros offer a tarmac-sticking 390 kilograms (860 lbs) of downforce at 250 km/h (155 mph).
Drivetrain is made up of a 4.0L V8 turbocharged unit and 3 electric motors, of which 1 unit (known as Motor Generator Unit, Kinetic, or MGUK) is placed at the rear axle between the gas-guzzler and the new 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox and 2 mounted on the front axle.
The gas unit puts out 769 horsepower alone, with the tri-electric motor setup further contributing 217 horsepower. The whopping total power of 986 horses is capable of propelling the 1,570 kilograms (3,461 lbs) sports car from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.5 seconds and 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in 6.7 seconds, sending it on its way to a top speed of 340 km/h (211 mph).
The electric motors are juiced by a 7.9 kWh battery system that, if on electric power, offers a modest 25 km range. So, it is not really for all-out electric drive. Then again, with almost 1,000 ponies at the disposal, why would anyone go full electric? Just saying…
Other highlights include full-electric front axle, enhanced Torque Vectoring, electric Traction Control, electronic Side Slip Control, a 16-inch curved HD display digital instrument cluster, paddle shifters, and a steering wheel outfitted with a touchpad and a series of haptic buttons that puts control over virtually every aspect within thumbs’ reach.
With the SF90, it is also the first time Ferrari’s clients can choose between the standard car and a version with “a more sports-orientated specification.” Well, as if the “standard” model isn’t beastly enough… well, such is the issues richie rich are facing.
Anywho, the so-called Assetto Fiorano specification’s highlights include special GT racing-derived Multimatic shock absorbers, the use of extra lightweight materials like carbon fiber and titanium, plus a high downforce carbon fiber rear spoiler and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tires for dry track duties.
The car is expected to go on sale later this year, but no words on the pricing yet. Meanwhile, you can learn more about the vehicle at its official page HERE.
All images courtesy of Ferrari.