Ferrari will present today (Wednesday) its second hybrid model, the SF90 Stradale.
The models SF90 label, confirmed by a trademarked site, is shared with the current Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 car and celebrates the 90th anniversary of the formation of the racing division in 1929. Stradale is the Italian abbreviation for road going.
A preliminary sketch, showing a silhouette of the rear of the next supercar, bears the slogan “Dare to Imagine” and confirms the official date of debut.
The drawing highlights the square brake lights and a pair of large exhaust tips protruding from the centre of the rear bumper, with a remarkable resemblance to last years SP38 concept based on 488 GTB.
Rumours suggest that the new supercar will be installed on a 3.9-litre V8, coupled to three electric motors for a combined power of 973 hp. It will rival McLarens new hybrid supercar, which was recently seen in preliminary testing before its launch next year.
Earlier, Ferrari had confirmed its plans to launch a new small-sized V6 along with a range of hybrid models: “V6 is the next step to follow the reduction without losing emotion or speed of the car.
The specific details of the powertrain are alarming, but a video shot on Ferraris Fiorano test track early last year showed a prototype based on 488 running at a speed without audible engine notes as the company increased its efforts to meet the EUs strict CO2 emission targets for 2021.
The launch is the first since the F8 Tribute, its supercar with V8 turbocharger, was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The new hybrid is the first of five Ferraris to expire this year and one of 15 planned before 2022.