Ferrari SF90 Stradale unveiled in Australia. Priced from $846,888

Ferrari calls it “A brilliant encapsulation of the most advanced technologies developed in Maranello”. The SF90 Stradale is also the perfect demonstration of how Ferrari immediately transitions the knowledge and skills it acquires in competition to its production cars. 

The SF90 Stradale is the first ever Ferrari to feature PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) architecture which sees the internal combustion engine integrated with three electric motors, two of which are independent and located on the front axle, with the third at the rear between the engine and the gearbox.

The turbocharged 4.0-liter petrol V8 engine produces 573 kW and 800 Nm of torque. Those power figures alone that make the SF90 Stradale the most powerful V8-engined Ferrari to date. On top of that, there are also three lithium-ion powered electric motors which produce an additional 162 kW, bringing the complete power output to 735 kW (986 hp) and 800 Nm. What this means in real world performance, is that the SF90 Stradale will do the 0-100km/h sprint in just 2.5 seconds, and top out at 340km/h.

The SF90 Stradale’s new cabin styling is highlighted by a wraparound 16.0-inch HD screen, an advanced head-up display, and an F1-inspired cockpit which feature steering wheel-mounted toggles that control four distinct driving modes: eDrive, Hybrid, Performance, and Qualify. It incorporates a rev counter in the middle, flanked by a battery indicator, and audio and navigation information either side. The driver is also able to customize this display as they choose.

There is also the usual Ferrari-style array of switches on the steering wheel, including headlights, windscreen wipers and “Manettino” drive mode selector. Touch controls with haptic feedback that allow the driver to deal with almost all vehicle functions and information are also on the steering wheel.

There is also the optional ‘Assetto Fiorano’ package that gains a more aggressive aero package, carbon-fibre doors and underbody protection, multimatic shock absorbers with titanium springs and sports exhaust that result in a 30kg weight reduction over the ‘standard’ SF90 Stradale.

If optioned with the above-mentioned ‘Assetto Fiorano’ package, the SF90 Stradale swaps out standard 20-inch alloy wheels, rolling in Pirelli P Zero 225/35/20 front and 315/30/20 rear tyres, for lightweight 20-inch carbon-fibre wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, measuring 255/35/20 at the front and 315/30/20 at the rear.

Pricing for the Assetto Fiorano package is yet to be confirmed by Ferrari Australasia.

$846,888 listed price excludes on-road costs.

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