This is the Ferrari SF90 Stradale and everything you could want to know about it! Join me for an in depth discovery inside and out, as well as my first drive in Ferrari's first series production hybrid. It's an astonishing blend of performance and technology, so let's go through it in detail!
The Ferrari SF90 Stradale takes it's name from the 90th Anniversary of Scuderia Ferrari, and Stradale meaning road; as this is Ferrari's first series production hybrid road car. Learning from the LaFerrari, the SF90 combines a 4.0l TT V8 with 3 electric motors for a total power output of 1,000hp and 800Nm through a clever system that enables full eDrive motion, reverses using the front wheel drive, and seamlessly switches from ICE to EV without effort.
Visually, it's a dramatic looking machine, with a distinct design and lots of subtle aero features with this specific example sporting the traditional Rosso Corsa paintwork and with a contrast Nero roof, finished with the Cuoio tan interior. The driver has a touch-control steering wheel and curved 16" display along with the new gear selector reminiscent of a gated manual Ferrari of old.
After a tour at the gates of Fiorano, it's firstly up into the hills near Maranello to experience 1,000hp on the road and to run through the various settings and modes, before heading back down. Despite the weather then turning to torrential rainfall, there's just enough time to squeeze in a few laps on the famous circuit, where the SF90 is the record holding Ferrari road car to date.
I have been very much looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the Ferrari SF90 Stradale, and this was a dream opportunity to take the time to fully understand it. The car offers insane performance in something that's surprisingly usable and different to the general market that would sacrifice a lot of this usability in order to offer such rapid acceleration and capability on track. It's a special car without doubt, and incredible that Ferrari are able to offer it at such price point; with the UK cars starting from £374,000 on the road, and realistically mid-£400,000s with specification.
|Program||Supercar Test Drives|
|Episode title||THIS is the New Ferrari SF90 Stradale! MY FIRST DRIVE|
|Date added||31 May 2021|
|Original date||30 May 2021|