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First Look: Ferrari SF90 Stradale

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Introduction

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale pays tribute to the 90th anniversary of Scuderia Ferrari in the form of a plug-in hybrid supercar. Despite mixed opinions on the styling, the vehicle is focused on aerodynamics like the McLaren Senna, even the controversial headlights assist with channeling airflow.

The question on everyone's mind is to as whether or not the SF90 Stradale can fill the shoes of its older brother, the LaFerrari.

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Performance & Engineering

The SF90 is powered by a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 in conjunction with 3 electric motors, producing an overall 986hp. Torque peaks in at 590 lb-ft (800Nm) at 6,000 RPM.

An 8-speed dual clutch transmission enables for shifting in just 200 milliseconds and 0-62mph in a swift 2.5 seconds, which is Chiron territory. Top speed is claimed to be beyond 211mph (340kmh) however is untested.

The vehicle also uses Ferrari's eSSC (electric Side Slip Control) which allows for torque distribution and can theoretically turn the SF90 Stradale into a front-wheel drive car temporarily when required.

Noteworthy Information

• The chassis is composed of both aluminium and carbon fibre, increasing structural integrity and countering for the increased weight added by the hybrid system. The car has a final dry weight of just 3,461 lbs (1,570kg).

• The DRS wing is straight out of Formula One and uses electric actuators to maximise downforce, which when combined with the vehicle's aerodynamics can create up to 860 lbs (390kg) of downforce at 155mph (250kph).

• A "sports-orientated" Assetto Fiorano variant will be available too, featuring even more carbon-fibre, Multimatic shocks and a titanium exhaust system.

Credit: Barry Ritholtz

Conclusion

Thanks for reading, what do you think of the SF90 Stradale?

Share your thoughts in the comments.

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