Ferrari SF90 Stradale debuts as a 1,000-HP Spider convertible
Prancing Horse’s flagship hypercar has dropped its top in the newest SF90 Spider edition, the world’s fastest-accelerating car of its type that leaves even the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse and the Porsche 918 Spyder behind.
The newcomer stays very close to its coupe sibling in terms of equipment and tech. It, too, can take advantage of the Asetto Fiorano package that introduces suspension tweaks and retrofits the body with carbon fiber parts, dropping the weight by 21 kg (46 lbs). Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires are also available, and if you are looking for the main differences between the two cars, look at the narrow a-pillars and the reshaped windshield.
Powering the topless ride is a 4.0-liter V8 rated at 780 PS (769 hp / 574 kW) and working in tandem with triple electric motors. The entire powertrain is rated at 1,000 horsepower and takes the Spider from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in windy 2.5 seconds – one-tenth of a second faster than the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse and the Porsche 918 Spyder can do.
Having said that, the SF90 has a top speed cap at just 340 km/h (211 mph), making it theoretically slower than the Porsche 918 (345 km/h, 214.4 mph) and the Veyron (408 km/h, 253.5 mph). On the plus side, the Italian hypercar can fold its roof automatically within 14 seconds while driving – something neither of the above two can do.
Prices remain unannounced so far, but you can bet on the Spider being more expensive than the €430,000+ Stradale SF90.
Editor Andrew Raspopov