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?

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

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

Hybrid system

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)

Tyres

Front                                                  255/35 ZR 20 J9.5

Rear                                                   315/30 ZR 20 J11.5

Brakes

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

 

Performance

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

Under homologation

*          With 98 octane petrol

**        With optional extras

Siddhika Prajapati

Siddhika Prajapati

English Honors graduate and post graduated in journalism. A freelance writer and a nutritionist. A fashion, fitness, art, culture and travel writer, who loves to explore and experiment the experience through words with an add-ons of personal touch. Her passion for fashion, lifestyle and fitness is what motivates her to write regularly. Favourite Car: Audi R8 Quote: If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door