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Transition from electric to gas engine on a Ferrari SF90 Hybrid is too slick

You barely notice.
  • The Ferrari SF90 Stradale draws its spiritual inspiration from the SF90 F1 car
  • It delivers 1,000 PS from a V8 and three electric motors
  • The transition from electric power to gas power is truly seamless

Published on Mar 15, 2024 at 6:09PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Mar 20, 2024 at 12:32PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

The Ferrari SF90 is powered by a hybrid powertrain and can be driven both using the gas engine or the electric unit.

But what’s truly impressive is the way the car seamlessly switches from electric to gas engine.

READ MORE: Ferrari SF90 owner can’t get his head around this one detail

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale was introduced as a road legal supercar inspired, in spirit, by Formula One’s Ferrari SF90.

‘Stradale’ is in fact Italian for ‘road legal’ or ‘made for the road’.

The SF90 Stradale uses a 4.0-liter V8 (3990 cc to be exact) engine, which is aided by two turbochargers and three electric motors.

The first of these three electric motors is mounted on the transmission, while the other two are located at the right and left front wheel.

When combined, these four units deliver 1,000 PS / 986 hp (or 1,100, if you go for the Novitec model) in total, 780 of which come from the V8 alone.

But the thing is, the electric motors aren’t just giving the car some extra oomph, they’re also providing electric range.

Thanks to the 7.9 kWh battery pack, you can drive the car for up to 16 miles – or 26 km – in electric mode.

Then, when the owner decides they’ve had enough electricity for one day, they can just use the ‘eManettino‘ dial on the steering wheel and switch to gas to give the V8 something to do.

And what is truly fascinating is just how quickly and easily the Ferrari SF90 can transition between gas power and electric power.

Interestingly, production of the Ferrari SF90 Stradale isn’t limited.

However, there are two track-focused ‘spin-off’ variants, the SF90XX Stradale and SF90XX Spider, limited to 799 units and 599 units respectively.

And they’re all sold out, which is par for the course.

Want to hear more? The Bugatti Chiron successor was recently confirmed to be getting a V16 hybrid engine.

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