Plug-in Hybrid Ferrari SF90 Spider Loses The Roof & Maintains Performance
Ferrari has unveiled an open top version of its SF90 Stradale, the Ferrari SF90 Spider. Boasting the same stats as the Stradale – 0-100km/h in 2.5 seconds and a maximum speed of 340km/h – the SF90 Spider marks the Italian automobile company’s first Prancing Horse plug-in production hybrid spider. Setting new benchmarks for performance, the SF90 Spider is the ideal vehicle for those who desire the pinnacle of Ferrari technology, but want to experience the joys of open-top driving.
As with all Prancing Horse spiders, the SF90 features a retractable hard top (RHT), which employs the same signature Ferrari architecture that first debuted on a mid-rear engined berlinetta in 2011. The RHT was chosen over a canvas roof to prevent deformity at high speeds and guarantee optimal noise insulation and protection from the elements. Efficient and company, the RHT can be actioned in 14 seconds (while on the move) and takes up just 100L of space.
Its plug-in hybrid system grants the SF90 Spider unmatched performance levels, with the car’s 780 cv turbo-charged V8 augmented by three electric motors; one at the rear and two on the front axle, bringing its maximum power output to 1000 cv.
Ferrari’s sensible ‘eyes on the road, hands on the steering wheel’ philosophy has resulted in an innovative HMI concept that features a touchpad steering wheel, allowing drivers to control almost every aspect of the car without moving their hands.
From a design perspective, the SF90 Spider was crafted to ensure it remained as faithful as possible to the SF90 Stradale’s signature styling. The tonneau area is seamlessly integrated with the rest of the car, while allowing the V8 to remain visible through the engine bay cover despite the inclusion of the RHT stowage. Like its predecessor, the V8 remains the star of the show and is on display whether the RHT is deployed or retracted.