A Baby LaFerrari

Ferrari SF90 Stradale

Portrait of Tammy Strobel

Before you get too excited, this isn’t the replacement LaFerrari. Oh no, that would come in 2022. Instead, the SF90 Stradale is Ferrari’s first series production plug-in hybrid car and the brand’s current flagship until an actual LaFerrari replacement arrives.

Inside, the SF90 Stradale features a reworked version of the F154 twin-turbo V8 that’s found in the F8 Tributo and Portofino. It features a larger bore, revised intake and exhaust, new injectors, and it even sits 50mm lower in the chassis for a lower center of gravity. On its own, the V8 produces 769hp. It is then augmented by three electric motors that produce an additional 216hp—two on the front axle and one in the back. Add them up and you get a total of 986hp.

That’s a lot of power, especially in a car that weighs 1,570kg, which is relatively light considering it doesn’t have the benefit of a carbon tub and all the additional electronics it has to carry. Performance is naturally biblical. After all, this car sits above the 812 Superfast in Ferrari’s hierarchy. 0-100km/h in 2.5 seconds and 0-200km/h in just 6.9 seconds ensure no other Ferrari that is currently on sale can keep up.

And if you want to show your concern for the environment, you can. This is a plug-in, after all. Fully charged, you can get about 24km out of it — enough for a quick jaunt to the supermarket and back. Who says a supercar can’t also be green? 


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