Inside is an all-digital display with a configurable 16-inch curved high-definition screen in the centre console. The look is sleek and minimalist and, says Ferrari, provides the template for Ferrari models. Even the steering wheel gets a makeover: it now incorporates a touchpad and haptic buttons which allow the driver to control virtually every aspect of the car using just their thumbs. We’re not sure about that but the transmission controls laid out as if on a traditional Ferrari’s exposed metal gate is a nice touch.
To drive, you select a mode from one of the four available. eDrive is purely electric for that drive to work through the city; unlike LaFerrari, the SF90 will need to be plugged if you want to keep the lithium-ion batteries topped up. Hybrid is the default setting which optimises the efficiency of both V8 and electric motors, occasionally shutting off the V8 when it’s not needed. Performance mode keeps the V8 running all the time along with the electric motors. Then there’s… no, not race mode, but Qualify mode. As you might expect, this turns everything up to 11.
The SF90 comes with Ferrari’s extensive suite of control systems which, along with a torque vectoring effect from the front electric motors, aims to keep those 1,000 horses from stampeding. Ferrari says that electric front axle and all-wheel-drive makes driving the car on the limit easier. For diehard circuit drivers, though, there’s the Assetto Fiorano track specification. Ferrari says it is the first time Ferrari has offered standard and track versions.
SF90 Stradale by numbers
20,000 km service intervals
1,570kg overall dry kerb weight
1,000PS (986bhp), total system power of most powerful production Ferrari ever
800Nm of torque (590lb ft) at 6,000 rpm
900 C, the temperature that can be generated by the V8 hybrid powertrain
780PS (769bhp) at 7500rpm, highest power of any eight-cylinder engine in Ferrari history
390kg of downforce at 155mph
270kg extra weight from the hybrid technology
220PS (217bhp), combined power of three electric motors
211mph top speed
90 years since the Scuderia first started racing Alfa Romeos
79 seconds, the official lap time at Fiorano
74 litres of boot capacity
55 per cent rear weight bias
25km (15 miles) range in all-electric eDrive mode
16-inches, the size of the curved HD screen on the centre console, the biggest curved screen in a car
8-speed dual-clutch transmission
2.5 seconds, 0-62mph
6.7 seconds, 0-124mph
Three electric motors, one at the back, two up front