By Staff Reporter
Electrification of vehicles is real and is the future. This is clear to see for everyone when supercar makers start embracing the technology. In this instance, Ferrari has revealed its first series production PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), the SF90 Ferrari.
The V8 powered SF90 makes an astonishing 735 kW. This is thanks to a 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that makes 574 kW and electric motors that produces 162 kW. This means the SF90’s total power output when both the combustion engine and battery are working together, is 735 kW.
Employing an 8-speed dual clutch transmission, the SF90 Stradale is also the first Ferrari sports car to be equipped with 4WD. The brand says this is a necessary step to allow the incredible power unleashed by the hybrid powertrain to be fully exploited. This also allows the car to move from 0-100km/h in 2.5 sec and 0-200km/h in just 6.7 seconds.
Other than enhancing the performance of the V8 engine, the employment of PHEV technology will see the SF90 able cover up to 25 km on electric power alone.
Those with apprehension on the employment of PHEV technology at this level will no doubt have their fears dispelled by the extended seven-year maintenance programme offered with the SF90 Stradale.
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