If there’s nothing new and improved, what’s the point in making it? The new tech on the SF90 reinvents everything moving forward for the Italians, making it the new flagship for the company.
No stone was left unturned, while no corners were cut when they thought about their next plug-in car. It might not be the first plug-in but it is the first mid-engine, all-wheel-drive with three electric motors.
The brilliance of this three motor system has allowed for Ferrari to bypass the reverse gear and push out a lighter car because of losing one gear on it.
"Ferrari managed to lower the weight of the eight-speed dual clutch transmission by about 10 pounds just by removing the reverse gear from it. That’s right; the SF90 Stradale does not have a standard reverse gear – it can only move in reverse on power provided by front electric motors. (via topspeed.com)"
Impressive use of engineering by Ferrari. Changes were made almost everywhere. From a smaller flywheel to repositioning the turbos, everything is different for the petrol-electrical supercar.
"The heart of the car is Ferrari’s award-winning ‘F154’ twin-turbocharged V8, bored out from the 3902cc of the 488 Pista to 3990cc. Engineers claim a complete redesign, including new combustion, intake and exhaust systems, while a narrow cylinder head, with a Ferrari V8 first in a new 350-bar direct injection system, features. (via. autocar.com)"
This is the perfect fit for Ferrari to start a new trend. One can only imagine what’s cooking in the garage in Maranello, Modena.
Full review: Ferrari SF90 Stradale