See How The Ferrari SF90’s Hybrid Powertrain That Has A Front-Wheel Drive Mode Works

Understanding how an advanced hybrid powertrain works can be a little difficult. Thankfully, Ferrari has released a video which shows how the system in the SF90 Stradale operates.

Sitting behind the driver is a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine producing 769 hp and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque. This gasoline-fueled unit is paired with three electric motors, one of which is fitted between the V8 and the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission while the other two are located at the front axle to produce a combined 986 hp.

Should drivers choose to save fuel, the SF90 Stradale can be driven in front-wheel drive mode (!) with just the front two electric motors for up to 25 km (15.5 miles). Regenerative braking is also incorporated into the powertrain.

Also Read: Ferrari SF90 Stradale Is Your New 986 HP Plug-In Hybrid Prancing Horse

Ferrari says its new range-topping supercar will accelerate from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.5 seconds and hit 124 mph (200 km/h) in 6.7 seconds. The SF90 has a claimed top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h) but we suspect that figure is somewhat conservative.

One particularly interesting aspect of the SF90 Stradale which this clip briefly highlights is the proliferation of touchscreens found through the supercar’s cabin. Most of the steering wheel, for example, doesn’t include physical buttons and instead touch-sensitive displays which drivers use to set things such as cruise control. Even the Engine Start/Stop switch in the center of the steering wheel is a touch display.

The SF90 Stradale is exceptionally lightweight for a vehicle of its kind, tipping the scales at just 3,461 lbs (1,570 kg), despite the hybrid system adding 595 lbs (270 kg) to the vehicle.



    • eb110americana

      I don’t mind the music in this one. It’s all CGI anyway, so there aren’t any real sounds being covered up, and the ’80s soundtrack goes with the video game universe they’ve crafted for the demo. I actually thought the whole thing was pretty creative.

    • Mark Seven-Ultranine

      No way. Ferrari excels in making cool and compelling videos on their cars’ engineering. The museum in Modena (in the old building) has a variety of these videos on display and they are worth checking out. The soundtracks of these same types of videos on line are a slick part of the packages, IMHO. Meanwhile, in the modern section of the museum at Modena, where you see cars spanning Ferrari history, classic jazz ballads play on the sound system and the ambience is subtle and relaxed. The attention to detail is impressive.


  • TheBelltower

    The lines of this Ferrari are very sexy. It’ll be interesting to hear how the silence of the low-speed electric motor works with the sound of the 8cyl engine as it fires up.

  • mailbox5

    The SF90 is closing in on Formula 1 performance levels.

    • Bo Hanan

      Or- catching up with McLaren…

      • Matteo Tommasi

        This is way faster than any McLaren

        • StrangerGP

          and more reliable

        • eb110americana

          I’m pretty sure the Senna would demolish this around a track, and the Speedtail would do the same in a straight line with 1035 hp and a 250 MPH top speed.

          • Matteo Tommasi

            BUT this is a regular production car.
            For those you mentioned, we must wait the LaFerrari successor

  • SteersUright

    Love this car the more I see of it. Would love to see one in person already.

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