IMAGINE life without music, without colour. It would be like life without Ferrari. Dull.
Last night even Ferrari surpassed itself by unveiling a 1,000hp hybrid supercar that trumps the legendary LaFerrari – for a third of the price.
And this is a production car, not a rare limited special reserved for his Royal Sheikness.
It’s called the SF90 Stradale – celebrating 90 years of Scuderia Ferrari, Stradale is Italian for street – and the performance figures are stratospheric.
In full assault mode, it rockets from 0-62mph in just 2.5 seconds, 0-124mph in 6.7 and tops out at 211mph. That’ll smoke most of your poster heroes as shown in our supercar graphic.
Bye, bye Porsche 918 Spyder.
The SF90 is powered by a 4-litre twin-turbo V8 (780hp) combined with three electric motors (220hp), four-wheel drive and all manner of F1 voodoo to help glue it to the road. The active rear spoiler drops DOWN into the car to create 390kg of downforce at 155mph. That’s a lot.
Even the wheels have aero fins between the spokes.
A spine-tingling soundtrack is a given – it’s a Ferrari – but it’ll also do 15 miles and up to 84mph on pure electric.
As for looks, that’s your department. But I like it. It’s full of drama. Fanboys will notice this is the first Ferrari since forever not to have round tail lights.
The cockpit features a curved 16in driver’s display, touchpad steering wheel with giant flappy paddles and Head-up display.
Bonus points too for the retro H-pattern gear gate and passenger foot plate.
Cars in this league are hard to describe as bargains but the SF90 is expected to start around £375,000 which makes it, ahem, real value for money.
Enzo Ferrari once said: “The best Ferrari is the next one.”
He wasn’t wrong.
FERRARI SF90 STRADALE
- Price: £375,000 est
- Engine: 4-litre twin turbo V8 with three electric motors
- 0-62mph: 2.5 secs
- 0-124mph: 6.7 secs
- Top speed: 211mph
- Electric range: 15 miles
- Out: Summer 2020
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