30.5.2019Even Ferrari has gone electric
The Italian manufacturer has launched the Ferrari SF90 Stradale, its new series-production supercar, which features a 7.9 kWh battery and three electric motors - two on the front axle and one on the rear for all-wheel drive.
Combined this electric powertrain produces 162 kW (220hp), and gives the SF90 Stradale an electric driving range of a little over 15 miles on a single charge. Formula 1 technology is used for the rear motor, and the car can be set into eDrive mode to ensure electric-only running.
To extend range, Ferrari has added a somewhat less green 4.0 litre turbo-charged V8, giving the SF90 Stradale PHEV an overall power output of 1,000hp, a 0-62mph time of just 2.5 seconds, and the ability to lap Ferrari's Fiorano test track faster than any other road car the company has produced in history.
Emissions and fuel economy figures are yet to be homologated, so we are yet to see how green the Ferrari SF90 Stradale is in terms of NGC Rating. We're presuming the scores won't be challenging the best PHEVs on the market, but it is at least good to see that names such as Ferrari, which until recently would never have been associated with a plug-in vehicle, are getting on-board with electrification.