Ferrari is historically an old fashioned company. In recent years their supercars have been powered by large engines and little else. However, times are changing, and now Ferrari is too. Hybrid technology is no longer just for small hatchbacks and economy cars. The same eco-friendly tech is now used to make cars like this new Ferrari go faster than ever.
How a Plug-In Hybrid is a Supercar?
When people think of hybrids Ferrari’s aren’t usually what comes to mind. Instead, people think of cars like the Toyota Prius. So how is this same technology being used for speed? Well, the SF90 Stradale has a twin turbo V8 engine mounted in the middle (as it should be). This incredible engine makes 769 horsepower and 590 pound feet of torque. This is already a mind-numbing number, however, the hybrid tech takes it up a step. It has three electric motors (thus making it a hybrid) that produce 217 additional horsepower. That brings this total power number up to a blistering 986 combined, hybrid horsepower. This power is sent to all 4 wheels via a proper dual clutch, 8 speed transmission.
I’m sure nobody cares to know this, but this SF90 Stradale can be driven in electric-only mode. While the speed is taken down a notch, it will be much more efficient and friendly. A full charge will give the electric motors a 16 mile range and top speed of 84 mph. While this isn’t amazing, there is really no reason to ever drive a car like this in electric mode. If I were driving, I’d keep all 986 horsepower on tap so I could race to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds. There’s little else we can confirm about this car, but I’d almost guarantee it’ll do well over 200 mph, and be nothing short of a dream on the track.
Ferrari has always been at the forefront of modern supercars. Times are changing, so Ferrari has adapted. The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is using modern hybrid technology to make their supercars faster than ever. If this is what the future of supercars looks like, I can’t wait to see where it goes. Learn More