The name, SF90 Stradale, is a reference to the 90th anniversary of the foundation of Scuderia Ferrari and underlines the strong link that has always existed between Ferrari’s track and road cars demonstrating how the most advanced technologies developed in Maranello get immediately transferred to series-production cars.
The SF90 Stradale, not only is the fastest street-legal car ever, do zero-to 62 mph in a mere 2.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 211 mph, it is also the first ever Prancing Horse hybrid car. In fact, it features PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) architecture, which sees the internal combustion engine integrated with three electric motors, two of which are independent and located on the front axle, with the third at the rear between the engine and the gearbox. The 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 generates 769 horsepower that summed with the 217 horsepower from three electric motors, make an impressive total of 986 horsepower.
All of this makes the superspercar very fast, however choosing to enjoy the new and strange sensation of driving a silent Ferrari, selecting the battery-only mode, won’t allow the driver to go very far as the all-electric range is only 16 miles. Moreover, the hybrid system added 595 pounds of weight to the car. Ferrari‘s engineers solved the problem using carbon fiber and some clever innovations. For example, they were able to take out the weight of the reverse gear from the eight-speed gearbox by using the hybrid system for reverse.
The price has not been disclosed yet, but Ferrari’s managing director Camilleri said: “It is a milestone. In delivery from 2020, it already has a thousand reservations.”