For sports car enthusiasts, the introduction of electric and hybrid models is a threat to the nature of driving. However, there is one brand that has never had a problem with character, and that is Ferrari, so if it can make hybrid sports cars cool, then it can become a leader for the rest of the industry.
Automotive journalist Harry Metcalfe will take us through the subtleties Ferrari SF90 Stradalebrand A hybrid supercar with a capacity of 1,000 horsepoweron your YouTube channel.
Harry immediately mentions the insane price of the car, which is 374,420 pounds (461,734 US dollars), but once all the options are drawn up, this figure will exceed half a million pounds (645,530 dollars). One such option is the Assetto Fiorano kit, which adds titanium springs, non-adjustable shock absorbers for competitions and a carbon fiber section including an elongated duck.
When Harry considers the specifications of the SF90, he realizes that it can produce much more power than Ferrari claims. The V8 twin-turbo engine produces 780 horsepower, while the three electric motors combined provide 220 horsepower. The two front engines are rated at 135 horsepower each, while the rear engine between the engine and the eight-speed transmission is rated at 205 with a potential total power of 475. The only reason it can’t deliver the power it’s intended for. is that the battery cannot discharge enough amperes. Perhaps in a future model more horsepower will be unlocked with the addition of a higher voltage battery.
The styling also doesn’t suit the journalist’s taste, but it doesn’t matter much because the whole point of Ferrari is how it rides, and you can’t see its appearance when you’re in the driver’s seat.
Default setting hybrid mode, which means that the movement in the monster’s car is completely silent until the leg is lowered, and then turns on the twin-turbo V8. The instantaneous torque of the electric motors means there is no delay in waiting for the turbine to wind up, and the whole system does its best to keep the battery full to ensure the full power of the electric motors.
Harry calls the car “borderline scary” and “stunning” and we really expect nothing less than 1000 hp. Ferrari. However, at the same time the car is also extremely manageable: the electric motors return Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde.
If the future of exciting sports cars was ever in question due to electrification, Ferrari could well put those worries to bed.