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Unlike its predecessor, the LaFerrari, which is classified as a mild hybrid, the all-new Ferrari SF90 Stradale is the automaker’s first plug-in hybrid with nearly 1,000hp under the hood, enabling it to zip from 0-62mph in a mere 2.5-seconds. This supercar packs a smaller gas engine, plug-in charging capabilities, and all-wheel drive, all the while being able to travel 15.5 miles in zero-emissions electric power only. More specifically, it boasts a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 producing 769hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, paired with three lithium-ion powered electric motors that generate 217hp, for a combined power output of 986hp. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
On the outside, you’ll see that the chassis sits 0.6 inches higher than the center, which allows for more airflow through the vortex generators, generating 860 pounds of downforce at 155 mph. The company says that the number is the “new benchmark for downforce and efficiency in high-performance road cars.” Unfortunately, there’s no word yet on pricing or availability.
“In line with Ferrari’s new cabin styling, which is highlighted by a wraparound 16.0-inch HD screen, an advanced head-up display, and an F1-inspired cockpit, are steering wheel-mounted toggles that control four distinct driving modes: eDrive, Hybrid, Performance, and Qualify. The first two, as their names suggest, utilize battery power. The efficiency-oriented eDrive mode shuts off the V8 entirely and relies solely on the 16-mile range of the battery pack and electric motors. In Hybrid mode, the control logic switches between the gas engine and battery power automatically, by using information like accelerator pedal pressure and driving conditions,” reports Motor 1.