2021 Ferrari SF90 Spider Makes Rare Public Appearance, Looks Stunning in Yellow

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When talking about the Ferrari SF90 Spider, most people will focus on the fact it's the most powerful drop-top model from the legendary Italian manufacturer. To be fair, that's a pretty important aspect to emphasize.
Like its solid roof counterpart, the Spider comes with a hybrid powertrain consisting of a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine and three electric motors. Two of the latter power the front wheels, while the third helps the V8 whenever is necessary. In total, the SF90 produces 1,000 hp and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque, which is enough to keep the same level of performance as the Stradale.

That would be a zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint of 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h). However impressive that might be, it's actually in the visual department where the SF90, Spider or otherwise, scores the biggest hit.

Before its introduction, it seemed as though Ferrari was losing some of its exoticism as both Lamborghini and McLaren were stealing most of the limelight. The SF90 came as a reminder of who the boss was, and while it didn't make the Lambos and Maccas any less cool, it did at least bring Ferrari back into the picture.

Despite being revealed earlier this year, the first Spider deliveries aren't scheduled sooner than the second quarter of 2021, with the U.S. market having to wait until next summer. That means that even though we've had all the time in the world to look at its official pictures from every possible angle, spotting the car in the wild is still a very rare event.

We have Maranello specialist Varryx to thank for this occasion as his persistence in pointing a camera at the Ferrari headquarters finally paid off. Hiding behind a truck, a golden-yellow SF Spider was patiently waiting its turn to get out of the facility and stretch its wheels out on the road.

We get to see a fly-by of the new Ferrari model, and, even though nothing particularly spectacular happens (it actually sounds as though the SF90 was dipping into those 16 miles/25 km of EV-only range), the car itself is enough to turn this into a veritable occasion. The fact it's accompanied by a camo-free Portofino M doesn't hurt either.

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