The slightly unexpected surprising release of a plug-in hybrid, production Ferrari apparently won’t greatly expedite the rate at which PHEVs are taken up and now getting an astonishing debut in India at the Select Cars Pvt. Ltd. Ferrari Showroom, New Delhi. The SF90 Stradale, which recently made its first appearance in India, surely does splash sex appeal on the concept of going “green.”
Sure, it will be tempting for buyers to flick to “Qualifying” mode, unleashing this sexy-looking car’s tremendous 162 kW and allowing them to go from rest to 250 km/h at the top of its segment, but also mean that a V8 is the best-of-the-range model for the greatest time in the history, faster than any production car ever built. SF90 is priced at Rs. 7.39 crores in India.
Clearly, Ferrari is not like other groups, and that is why it flew in 2000 of its best, and most expensive, customers in India to see the SF90 being revealed. Most of those people had already ordered one before they had even seen it, so imagine how excited they were to find that it looks like this. And for the first time, buyers can pick between the standard car and a version with a more sporting designation. The Asset to Fiorano includes notable upgrades, including special GT racing, extra lightweight features, and titanium.
Of course, the main reason Ferrari has adopted hybrid technology here is that it enables it to combine a now terrifying, and brand-new, 4.0-liter turbocharged V8, making 800Nm and 574kW, with three electric motors. The one lies between the also-new, eight-speed gearbox (times are dropped by 30 percent, to 200 milliseconds) and the engine, and the two sit on the front axle while adding another handy of 162kW.
You might assume the fastest Ferrari ever built its 0 to 100km/h time of 2.5 seconds hits both the 812 Superfast and La Ferrari and meets the Bugatti Chiron, but the Stradale is a unique and no doubt hugely successful play for the group. It is a “range best car,” such that it can make as many as it seems like being the best seller.
however, It is a technological showcase, deserving five “world firsts” including a beautiful, Audi-besting 16-inch digital cluster, which is formed and curved rather than just flat like a dull old iPad and offers unbelievable levels of optical joy. Ferrari, it seems, perceives the 21st-century net-all. Moreover, we are loving it!
Well, the real treasure here, of course, will be in the driving, with a tremendous 25 control systems watching after putting all that power to the company’s first “performance drive system.” Another is the car’s space frame, which now includes carbon fiber, to counter the mass of its hybrid tech, and produces even more torsional rigidity. The SF90 still numbers with a weigh of 1570kg and you still seize a power-to-weight ratio that is, startling, honestly!
Thus, this latest PHEV Ferrari debut will not be a vehicle for the weak-hearted or the low bank balance, but it will go down as a time in car history, and, it is the new supreme ruler of the super-car world.
How do you think about an SF90 Stradale debut in India?
Internal combustion engine
Type V8 – 90° – turbo – dry sump
Total displacement 3990 cc
Maximum power output* 574 kW (780 cv) @ 7500 rpm
Max torque 800 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Specific power output 195 cv/l
Max. engine speed 8000 rpm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Maximum power electric motors 162 kW (220 cv)
Battery capacity 7.9 kWh
Max. range under electric power 25 km
Dimensions and weight
Length 4710 mm
Width 1972 mm
Height 1186 mm
Wheelbase 2650 mm
Front track 1679 mm
Rear track 1652 mm
Dry weight** 1570 kg
Weight distribution 45% front – 55% rear
Boot capacity 74 l
Rear shelf capacity 20 l
Fuel tank capacity 68 l (2 reserve)
Front 255/35 ZR 20 J9.5
Rear 315/30 ZR 20 J11.5
Front 398 x 223 x 38 mm
Rear 360 x 233 x 32 mm
Transmission and gearbox 8-speed, F1 dual-clutch transmission
Electronic controls eSSC: E4WD (eTC, eDiff3), SCME-Frs, FDE2.0, EPS, high performance ABS/EBD with energy recovery
Maximum speed 340 km/h
0-100 km/h 2.5 s
0-200 km/h 6.7 s
100-0 km/h <29.5 m
Dry weight/power 1.57 kg/cv
Laptime at Fiorano 79s
Fuel consumption and emissions
* With 98 octane petrol
** With optional extras
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