Ferrari unveils its first plug-in hybrid with retractable hard top, the SF90 Spider

Date:13 November 2020

The spider version of the SF90 Stradale, the SF90 Spider, was unveiled on 12 November during a dedicated digital event. Not only is the car the Prancing Horse’s first production plug-in hybrid spider, but the SF90 Spider also sets new benchmarks for performance, innovation and the thrill of driving.

The new convertible has the same extreme supercar specification and record-breaking performance as the SF90 Stradale, but also adds further excitement and versatility to the mix, thanks to the latest iteration of Ferrari’s signature Retractable Hard Top architecture.

The SF90 Spider’s plug-in hybrid system guarantees performance levels unmatched by any other production spider. The vehicles 780 cv turbo-charged V8 is augmented by three electric motors, one at the rear and two on the front axle, bringing its maximum power output to a staggering 1,000 cv. Like the SF90 Stradale, the SF90 Spider also has AWD, which has raised the bar for standing starts to unparalleled new speeds: 0-100 km/h in 2.5 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 7.0 seconds.

From an aerodynamic perspective, the result of the development process is an extreme design which, with a maximum of 390 kg of downforce at 250 km/h, sets the benchmark in terms of both downforce and aerodynamic efficiency for the road cars in the range without aerodynamic appendages.

The central instrument cluster is now entirely digital with a 16” curved HD screen, which can be fully configured and controlled using the controls on the steering wheel. On the central tunnel, the automatic gearbox controls are now actioned by a grille-style feature that references Ferrari’s glorious and iconic manual gearshift gate.

Take a look at the speed machine below:

 

Picture: Twitter/@CARmagSA

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