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Ferrari SF90 Stradale arrives in Australia

By Dylan Campbell, 12 Dec 2019 News

Ferrari SF90 Stradale Australia introduction news

Maranello’s ‘most powerful ever road car’ officially unveiled in Melbourne

FERRARI REVEALED its first series production hybrid supercar the SF90 Stradale in Australia last night.

The very first car to hit Australian shores was presented before a gala dinner of 250 customers and hopefuls in Melbourne, glistening in classic Ferrari red with black wheels, black roof and curious gold-painted highlights.

It’s expected to be number one of just 25 cars coming Down Under, with each example reportedly already spoken for, and at a cool $1m after factoring in on-road costs, although the actual price is yet to be confirmed.

Production of the SF90 – the name commemorating the 90th anniversary of Scuderia Ferrari – will commence in Italy next year with timings for first Australian deliveries also yet to be confirmed by Ferrari Australasia.

Built on an all-new aluminium and carbon-fibre chassis, the SF90 Stradale is the most powerful Ferrari road car ever, eclipsing even LaFerrari, its 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 combining with three electric motors for an incredible 735kW total output. That’s enough to catapult the lowly slung sports car to 100km/h in just 2.5 seconds from rest – or approximately the same as a modern Formula One car.

Two electric motors are mounted on each front wheel – providing all-wheel drive – with one between engine and gearbox, altogether providing 162kW of extra thrust as well as an EV mode with a maximum 25km electric-only range. Overall vehicle weight is kept to 1570kg dry, 240kg more than the similarly sized F8 Tributo.

There’s also a brand new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, 10kg lighter than the current, widely used seven-speed thanks in part to there being no reverse gear, a function now provided by the electric motors. Ferrari says the new ratios of the eight-speed transmission have improved overall fuel consumption by eight per cent alone.

The SF90 Stradale is a brand new addition to the Ferrari line-up – not replacing an existing model – establishing a permanent mid-engine halo model above the front-engine V12 812 Superfast.

SF90 Stradale vs F8 Tributo

  SF90 Stradale F8 Tributo
Length 4710mm 4611mm
Width 1972mm 1979mm
Height 1186mm 1206mm
Wheelbase 2650mm 2650mm
Engine 3990cc,
twin-turbo V8
3902cc,
twin-turbo V8
Compression ratio 9.5:1 9.6:1
Transmission 8-speed dual-clutch 7-speed dual-clutch
Drive All-wheel drive Rear-wheel drive
Electric motor Three -
Electric range 25km -
Engine power 574kW @
7500rpm
530kW @
7000rpm
Engine torque 800Nm @
6000rpm
770Nm @
3250rpm
Electric power 162kW -
Combined output 735kW -
Dry weight 1570kg 1330kg
0-100km/h (claimed) 2.5sec 2.9sec
0-200km/h (claimed) 6.7sec 7.8sec
Top speed (claimed) 340km/h 340km/h
Fiorano lap time 1min 19sec 1min 22.5sec
Price $950,000 (est) $484,888

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