Engine: 4.0 litre twin turbo V8 (plus 3 electric motors)
Transmission: 8 speed dual clutch
Power: 735 kW
Torque: 1032 lb-ft.
Top Speed: 340 km/h
0-100km/h: 2.5 seconds
Thanks to much win from the game changer that was the LaFerrari, hybrids will be a permanent fixture in Ferrari’s future. That 707 kW model proved that even for a company so steeped in tradition – progress is always part of the plan. And Ferrari’s latest product is no exception.
So yes, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale is a hybrid. But unlike its predecessor, the SF90 packs a smaller engine, has plug-in capabilities, has all-wheel drive, but more importantly, has more horses.
Its turbocharged 4.0 litre V8 produces 573 kW and 590 pound-feet of torque. That alone makes it the most powerful V8-powered Ferrari to date. But wait there’s more. Ferrari then packs three lithium-ion powered electric motors – one on the rear axle, and two up front, which produce an additional 162 kW, bringing the powertrain’s complete output to 735 kW and 590 lb-ft. That my friends, makes the SF90 the most powerful road-going Ferrari ever produced. So.much.yes.
In Performance and Qualify driving modes, the turbocharged V8 stays put. Performance uses the engine to help charge the electric modes, while Qualify unleashes all 986 horses from both the electric motors and the internal combustion engine. Stating the obvious, it’s damn ideal for the track.
In line with Ferrari’s new cabin styling, the inners are highlighted by a wraparound 16.0-inch HD screen, an F1-inspired cockpit, and steering wheel toggles that control the distinct driving modes: eDrive, Hybrid, Performance, and Qualify.
All told, expect this new Ferrari SF90 Stradale to be a technological, automotive, and cultural marvel – therefore expect it to be extremely expensive.
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