Did you ever imagine you’d see a Ferrari being plugged into an outlet at a charging station right next to a Nissan Leaf? You might see that happen sooner than you might think. The iconic Italian car manufacturer has unveiled its first plug-in hybrid. It’s called the SF90 Stradale and it can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds.
Ferarri is far from the only supercar manufacturer combining the best in the combustion engine and electric motor technology. Many of its rivals have long been doing that so it’s nice to see that Ferrari is now jumping on the bandwagon as well.
The SF90 Stradale has a V8 turbo engine which the company claims has the highest output of any 8 cylinder engine in its history. It’s aided by a total of three electric motors of which two are placed on the front axles and one on the rear. Combined, this setup produces a whopping 985 horsepower which enables the car to go from 0-62 mph in 2.5 as well as hit a top speed of 211 mph.
It will be possible to drive the Stradale in electric-only mode but you won’t get too far with that as it only provides a maximum of 15 miles of range. Even without the combustion engine it can hit 84 mph on battery alone. The engine shuts off completely when the car is reverse which means there’s no need for a reverse gear in the car’s gearbox.
Ferrari hasn’t confirmed when the SF90 Stradale will go on sale and how much it’s going to cost. One thing’s certain, it’s not going to be cheap.
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