The Ferrari SF90 Stradale

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale

Adrienne Faurote
By Adrienne Faurote February 4, 2020

Ferrari keeps pushing the envelope with its new series-production supercar, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale. The Prancing Horse’s new addition to the family goes up to 340 KM/H (211 miles per hour) in speed.

Ferrari SF90 Stradale 1Photo Credit: Ferrari

Celebrating 90 years since the foundation of Scuderia Ferrari, the new SF90 Stradale is the first-ever vehicle from the legendary manufacturer to feature PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) architecture. Per Ferrari standards, the design, interior, and performance of the SF90 are once again second to none. The “90” in the name is an ode to the anniversary.

Ferrari SF90 Stradale 2Photo Credit: Ferrari

Developed in the town of Maranello, Italy (worldwide known as the home of Ferrari), the SF90 is a prime example of how quickly the production cars in Ferrari’s lineup adopt from the knowledge and skills that are learned in the checkered flag competitions of Formula One.

The PHEV architecture design has an internal combustion engine with three electric motors. Of the three, two are on the front axle; one in the rear between the engine and gearbox.

Ferrari SF90 Stradale 3Photo Credit: Ferrari

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale has a V8 engine that goes from 0 to 100KM/H (62 mph) in just 2.5 seconds, and 0 to 200 KM/H (124 mph) in 6.7 seconds. With 780 horsepower, it is the fastest and most advanced road car ever by Ferrari.

The internal combustion engine, gearbox, turbo-charged air, battery pack and electric motors, the inverters and charging systems and brakes all need cooling. Meticulous attention was paid to the design of the engine bay, which houses both the usual internal combustion engine systems that generate temperatures of nearly 900°C, and highly temperature-sensitive electronic components.

Ferrari SF90 Stradale 4Photo Credit: Ferrari

The new eSSC (electronic Side Sleep Control) vehicle control system services the engine torque of all wheels with: 

  • Electric Traction Control (eTC): distributes torque to individual wheels.
  • Brake-by-wire control with ABS/EBD: braking torque is split between the hydraulic system and the electric motors, boosting performance.
  • Torque vectoring: Available on the front axle, manages electric traction on the inside and outside of the wheel while cornering.

Ferrari SF90 Stradale 5

The interior looks as if from a future world. The new design has an aeronautically-inspired cockpit that features all-digital technology. The Head Up Display puts different data on the windshield for the driver to see with ease and without being distracted.

Ferrari SF90 Stradale 6Photo Credit: Ferrari

The car’s exterior is innovative in itself. The power-train was lowered, which allowing the tail to be as well. The car is well-distributed by the cabin being placed ahead of the engine mounted in the middle.

Buyers of the Ferrari SF90 Stradale will have the option to choose between the standard car and a more sports-oriented design of the car.

Ferrari SF90 Stradale 7Photo Credit: Ferrari

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