It’s better looking than the LaFerrari!
Although I shouldn’t get excited for a new hypercar, Ferrari has been teasing one for the last couple of days. Imagine my reaction when I opened my news feed this morning to see this gorgeous thing: The Ferrari SF90 Stradale!
Gone are the exaggerated swoopy lines of the LaFerrari. In their place are styling cues from the latest product to come from Pininfarina: The Battista. From the front, the car looks somewhat conservative thanks to the new front air dam treatment and the revised headlights. You can easily see the Battista’s DNA in the car from this angle. The story is the same when you move towards the sides. A revised air intake and sculpted sides complete the resemblance, with the intake moving air under illusionary “flying buttresses.”
Its most interesting angle I think is from the rear. The rear window and transparent engine cover get a sort of “double-decker” treatment. The termination of the flowing lines from the roof and windows and the flying buttresses make the car look compact. The sculpted rear diffuser and exhaust placement dominate the rear end, and the newly squared-off taillights are definitely a cool touch.
Altogether, the entire car actually reminds me of some of the Fioravanti concept cars that came out in the 2000s. In conclusion, I think the new SF90’s design is a conservative but breathtaking departure. The new car also goes as fast as it looks. It comes with a newly-revised 4-Liter twin-turbo V8 making 770 horsepower and three electric motors making an additional 217 horsepower. Together, the whole system makes 986 horsepower and will propel the 1600 kilogram car to 212 miles per hour.
The SF90 will come in two models: the “standard” model, and the “Assetto Fiorano” model. The Assetto Fiorano will feature high-tech shock absorbers, carbon fiber door panels, underbody panels, and titanium springs and exhaust. Though I’ll likely never own anything like this, at least I can appreciate the design!
What do you think? Do you like the design of the new SF90 Stradale?