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1,016-HP Ferrari SF90 XX Stradale and Spider Are the First Street-Legal 'XX' Models

Two fresh Prancing Horses – the new Ferrari SF90 XX Stradale and the Ferrari SF90 XX Spider – have just emerged from the leaked and teaser shadows. Note the fact that it's not labeled 'LM' or 'Versione Speciale,' though.
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Previously, the 'XX' program was designed for clients who didn't need homologated cars - just track toys that could be taken to extremes. Now the chain of custody has been broken with the most extreme versions of the SF90 Stradale – the mid-engine plug-in hybrid supercar introduced by Ferrari in 2019 as a two-door Berlinetta or as a retractable hardtop convertible Spider. Well, it was about time for something that offered more than 986 ponies from the 4.0-liter F154 FA twin-turbocharged V8 and tri-motor assembly because Lamborghini is about to start selling Aventador's successor – the 1,001-hp Revuelto PHEV, from the second quarter of the year.

No worries, a select few Prancing Horse customers will have the panache of saying they drive something with "more power, more aerodynamic downforce, more driver interactivity, more technology." And, for the first time since the 1995 Ferrari F50, a road-legal model from the company has a fixed rear wing – and together with other aerodynamic enhancements, it brings 530 kg (1,168 lbs) of downforce at 250 kph (155 mph). Plus, it will be easy to spot the SF90 XX Stradale and Spider from the rear because there's a singular full-width light bar instead of the traditional twin taillights.

Now, back to the Revuelto brawl, the new Ferrari trumps its main competitor with an additional cavalcade of ponies, lifting the total count from 986 to 1,016 horsepower. The SF90 XX Spider, meanwhile, has a different figure that's equally important – the time to drive with the wind in your face is just 14 seconds, and the retractable hardtop can be activated at speeds of up to 45 kph (28 mph). Because it's a plug-in hybrid, the high-performance sports car will also drive with zero emissions for up to 25 kilometers (15 miles) on a charge and at speeds up to 135 kph (84 mph). Now, the bad news.

Because it's a special version, indeed, the SF90 XX Stradale and Spider will be pretty hard to come by – Ferrari has planned a limited production of just 799 units for the coupe and an even lower count of 599 examples for the convertible variant. Presented at the Fiorano circuit in Italy, the new Prancing Horse also comes with a new Qualifying mode of the eManettino, which helps "produce an extra boost of power at the critical moment when the car is exiting a bend," and that's a good enough to improve the Fiorano lap time by 0.25s on its own. Last but not least, let us also talk about absolute performance. The figures are simple and straightforward: the 62 mph (100 kph) sprint time is 2.3 seconds, 124 mph (200 kph) is 6.7 seconds, and the maximum speed is 199 mph (320 kph).

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About the author: Aurel Niculescu
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Aurel has aimed high all his life (literally, at 16 he was flying gliders all by himself) so in 2006 he switched careers and got hired as a writer at his favorite magazine. Since then, his work has been published both by print and online outlets, most recently right here, on autoevolution.
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