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Ferrari SF90 Spider: 1,000 HP, 211 MPH, £415,000

By Stephen Turvil | November 24, 2020

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New Ferrari SF90 Spider revealed: hybrid powertrain, performance, top speed, retractable roof, driving modes, transmission, and cost.

Ferrari SF90 Spider: 1,000 HP, 211 MPH, £415,000
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Hold tight! The Ferrari SF90 Spider is the company’s first open-top hybrid supercar, it is at the ‘very top’ of its range, and it has a staggering 1,000 horsepower. It is Ferrari’s ‘most powerful series production supercar’, it emphasised. This car is therefore fast – very fast. Expect 0 to 62 mph in 2.5 seconds. Expect 0 to 124 mph in just 7 seconds. Expect a top speed of 211 mph. 

Hybrid powertrain

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The Ferrari SF90 Spider has a 4.0 litre, V8, petrol engine that produces 780 horsepower, at 7,500 rpm. That is 60 more than any other V8 built by the manufacturer. Furthermore, the engine produces 800 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. To achieve such potency the manufacturer ‘completely redesigned its intake and exhaust systems’, it revealed. But there is still more power available. 

There are 2 electric motors on the front axle, for example. There is also a third between the engine and transmission. ‘The synergy between the engine and motors allow the car to unleash a maximum of 1,000 horsepower’, the manufacture explained. The electric motors are powered by a 7.9 kWh battery that is recharged via the 

The Ferrari SF90 Spider has modes that let you choose how the petrol engine and electric motors behave. As such:

  • eDrive: zero emission motoring (engine permanently off, motors propel the vehicle single-handed, maximum range 15 miles if the battery is full)
  • Hybrid: balanced efficiency (petrol engine automatically comes on or off as required, limited use of the electric motors to conserve battery power)
  • Performance: speed and optimum charging (engine permanently on so its power is readily available and it constantly charges the battery)
  • Qualify: ultimate speed (petrol engine permanently on, electric motors operate at full power, less focus on charging the battery).

Hard-top roof

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The Ferrari SF90 Spider has a retractable hard-top roof rather than fabric. It ‘guarantees optimal noise insulation and protection from the elements when raised, does not deform at high speeds and provides exceptional occupant space and comfort’, the manufacture said. Furthermore, it can open/close in only 14 seconds and whilst the car is moving. It is also lightweight and compact. 

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The Ferrari SF90 Spider has further strengths. Highlights include:

  • 8-speed dual clutch transmission
  • all-wheel drive
  • a rear window that showcases its engine
  • predominantly digital instrumentation
  • powerful brakes (62 to 0 mph in less than 29.5 metres).

Ferrari summarised its car: 'As the Prancing Horse's first production plug-in hybrid spider, the SF90 Spider sets new performance and innovation benchmarks’, it argued. The Ferrari SF90 Spider will be available from quarter 2 of 2021. Although unconfirmed, the probable starting price is close to £415,000.

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