The Italian Supercar manufacturer Ferrari unveiled its first-ever plug-in hybrid “SF90 Stradale” which opens the door for electricity powered Ferrari Cars in the future. The SF90 Stradale has just 15.5 miles (~25 kilometers) of all-electric range but its just the start for the company turning to a new portfolio.
The SF90 Stradale has a V8 turbo engine that produces 780 cv (or about 769 horsepower), which the company says is the highest power output of any 8-cylinder Ferrari car in its history and another 216 hp is produced by three electric motors.
The motors are located between the engine and 8-speed dual clutch transmission on the rear axle, and two on the front axle. When combined, this car can travel from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds.
The driver can put the car in the eDrive mode which is Ferrari’s branding for all-electric mode, the two independent front motors can deliver a maximum speed of about 83 mph (~134 kmph) when the internal combustion engine is turned off.
It may appear slow compared to the car’s top speed of 211 mph (~339 kmph), which is achieved when the combustion engine is activated. The SF90 Stradale uses only the eDrive mode on the reverse.
The Stradale runs as a hybrid on default, it also has a performance setting, a mode that keeps the internal gas engine running because the priority is more on charging the battery than on efficiency the performance mode gives the driver instant and full power.
The Ferrari SF90 Stradale has an aeronautically designed cockpit which has a heads-up display unit that projects information on the front windscreen and in the driver’s field of view.
Ferrari has adopted a “hands on the wheel” philosophy in its design. The touch controls are on the steering wheel, which includes a small touch pad on the right side, Voice and cruise controls are on the left-hand spoke of the wheel.
Ferrari hasn’t released details on the price yet, nor has it provided information on when the Stradale will be available in the market.
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