Ferrari revealed the new Ferrari SF90 Spider which combines hybrid 1000 horsepower performance with the pleasure of open air driving in a roadster with PHEV powertrain architecture.
The SF90 Spider, the Prancing Horse’s first series production PHEV spider, sets a new benchmark in terms of performance and innovation with respect to the Ferrari range and the entire sports car sector. The car inherits its outstanding design and record-breaking performance from the SF90 Stradale, while increasing driving pleasure thanks to the RHT retractable hardtop in its latest version.
That makes the SF90 Spider the ideal car for those who demand the highest level of technology without sacrificing the versatility and thrill of open-air driving.
1000 HP Plug-in Hybrid System
The SF90 Spider features a plug-in hybrid architecture where the internal combustion engine is integrated with two electric motors at the front, which make up the RAC-e (electronic cornering set-up regulator) system. There is also one at the rear which is derived from and takes the name MGUK (Motor Generator Unit, Kinetic) from the Prancing Horse’s Formula 1 experience. The synergy between the internal combustion engine and the electric motors makes it possible to reach a maximum power of 1000 hp and puts the F173RHT at the top of the category and the Maranello-based company’s range. Thanks to its 780 hp (and 195 hp/l specific power), the SF90 Spider’s internal combustion engine is at the top of the Ferrari range. The technicians focused on redesigning the intake and exhaust system to achieve this result. In the new configuration, all the ducts are almost horizontally lined up at cylinder head height, the turbocharger unit has been lowered and the exhaust line is higher. This streamlining has resulted in a lower center of gravity and a reduction of the overall weight, also thanks to the use of Inconel® in the exhaust system.
A Hotbed of Open-Air Innovation
In the SF90 Spider, the Manettino is complemented by a selector (eManettino) with four modes for managing the hybrid system: eDrive, Hybrid, Performance, Qualify. Innovative aerodynamic solutions include the shut-off Gurney, an active system at the rear of the car that adapts to driving conditions. The vehicle dynamics control logic, now called electronic Side Slip Control (eSSC), has also been enhanced: the system continually checks the car’s dynamic conditions and independently manages the torque applied to the inner and outer wheel (Torque Vectoring). The eyes on the road, hands on the steering wheel philosophy has resulted in a new human-machine interface (HMI) full of innovations, including a steering wheel with touch controls and a fully digital central cluster with a 16″ curved HD screen.
Assetto Fiorano Pack
And for those customers who prefer a more sportier configuration and orientation, for the first time in a Ferrari, customers can choose the optional Assetto Fiorano pack for the SF90 Spider, a pack that includes Multimatic shock absorbers optimized for the circuit, 46 pounds lighter compared to the current model thanks to the use of carbon fiber and titanium in different pieces of the car or a carbon fiber spoiler, among other things.
To commission your new SF90 Spider, please contact your Ferrari specialist today.