My Car Quest

March 1, 2021

The Ferrari SF90 Goes Topless

by Wallace Wyss –

Ferrari has cut the roof off its hybrid SF90. So now they have an open air car that can run on all electric if need be (albeit for a mere 15 miles). Ferrari also noted that the car can be equipped with the “Assetto Fiorano” pack that includes Multimatic shock absorbers “derived from the Ferrari’s GT racing experience and optimized for track use.” The pack also features carbon fiber and titanium components that reduce vehicle weight by nearly 50 pounds, as well as road-homologated Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires for enhanced performance on the race track.

Ferrari SF90 Spider

Ferrari SF90 Spider – photo by Ferrari

It has a plug-in hybrid powertrain that includes a 4.0-liter V8 engine, two front-mounted electric motors and one electric motor at the rear. The company said the system, which provides 780 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, is derived from its Formula 1 race car setup.

Wallace Wyss portrait of the Ferrari SF90 Spyder.

Wallace Wyss portrait of the Ferrari SF90 Spider.

Ferrari adds that the car can provide bursts of as much as 1,000 horsepower and claims 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.5 seconds and top speed of 211 mph. The car can run in electric mode with front-wheel drive, in hybrid mode (rear-wheel drive) or in 4-wheel hybrid mode.

Methinks Ferrari will be going to all electric as soon as various municipalities enact laws that forbid internal combustion cars from toodling through certain “electric only” zones in the best parts of town on certain days, say Sunday mornings.

Meanwhile semi-electrics or hybrids will be allowed travel privileges in “forbidden zones” (my quotes) as long as they are on “electric mode only.” To me hybrids will have more re-saleablity than pure internal combustion cars if such Draconian laws are passed as part of sweeping anti-internal combustion Green agendas. Pricing was not announced.

Ferrari SF90 Spider

Ferrari SF90 Spider – image by Ferrari

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

Wallace Wyss

THE AUTHOR/ARTIST: Wallace Wyss is an illustrator whose oil portraits of classic cars are available to collectors and galleries. Write malibucarart@gmail.com
 
 

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The Ferrari SF90 Goes Topless
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Ferrari has cut the roof off its hybrid SF90. So now they have an open air car that can run on all electric if need be.
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