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New Ferrari SF90 Stradale Spider Spied Testing With “High Voltage” Stickers

SF90 is the name of the Formula 1 single-seater that Scuderia Ferrari raced in the 2019 season to mixed success on the track. More to the point, the straight-line advantage of the SF90 started to drop after the teams complained to the FIA over power unit suspicions. The unreliable performance of Sebastian Vettel didn’t help the Prancing Horse either, but the German did win on one occasion compared to two back-to-back victories for Charles Leclerc.
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Not to be confused with the Formula 1 racing car, the SF90 Stradale is a mid-engine PHEV with superior output ratings than the LaFerrari. It is the Italian automaker’s most powerful street-legal automobile to date, and an interesting one of those too thanks to the e-motors.

A 7.9-kWh battery juices up three electric motors, and one of them is tasked with reversing the car instead of the eight-speed transmission of the dual-clutch variety. The electric part of the powertrain totals 220 PS or 217 horsepower while the 4.0-liter V8 with a pair of turbos adds another 780 PS or 769 horsepower for a total of 1,000 PS (986 horsepower).

Introduced in May 2019 for the 2020 model year, the fixed-head coupe will be joined by a retractable-top convertible in the nearest of futures as you can tell from these spy photographs. The camouflage makes it hard to tell if Ferrari went with a hard top or a soft top for the SF90 Stradale Spider, but if the F8 Tributo is anything to go by, it may be a hard top.

The prototype in the gallery features two exhaust outlets poking out from the center of the rear bumper, exactly like the coupe. They’re not exactly production specification, but then again, all we need to do is give the Prancing Horse a little time to sort out the car’s internals.

Converting from a berlinetta to a spider also means the engineers have to rethink the packaging of the engine bay, hence the work-in-progress exhaust exits. The roof part is obviously different, but the rear deck also presents a few modifications over the fixed-head coupe.

Another change that may not come as obvious is the antenna’s location, relegated on the rear deck instead of the roof as it’s the case with the SF90 Stradale. As for the interior, well, this prototype doesn’t appear to flaunt any changes whatsoever with the notable exception of a telemetry system and a button that operates the roof.

Given this prototype's appearance, we expect the SF90 Stradale Spider to arrive in 2021 either as a 2021 or 2022 model year.

 
 
 
 
 

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