Ferrari SF90 Engine Details

August 30th, 2019 by

At first glance, the SF90 Stradale bears some similarities to the F8 Tributo, but there are big differences beneath the surface. With the ability to reach top speeds of 211 mph, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale’s engine is a work of automotive art that can push the limits of what you expect from any car, let alone a hybrid. That’s right: the SF90 boasts the Prancing Horse’s first hybrid powertrain since the LaFerrari’s innovative HY-KERs system, and the results are stunning.

Engine Output


With an incredible 986 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque from 4.0L V8 engine and three electric motors, the new SF90 is a direct refutation of any claim that a hybrid can’t also be a purebred performer. This Prancing Horse offers immediate torque thanks to the electric motors, with one supplying power to the front wheels and two sending power to the rear, which helps it leap from a standstill to 60 mph in a mere 2.5 seconds. The electric motors alone produce 217 hp of the car’s 986 horsepower; and as Ferrari’s first mid-engine all-wheel-drive vehicle, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale Hybrid is uniquely capable as a road car in addition to being able to burn up the track.
Ferrari SF90 Stradale from above

Electric Power

As a true plug-in hybrid, the SF90 Stradale is capable of operating on electric power alone. Thanks to its electric motors and a 7.9 kWh lithium-ion battery, the SF90 gives you an impressive all-electric range of approximately 15 miles. With electric and non-electric driving modes, this Prancing Horse gives you unmatched versatility for short trips in the Chicago area or longer drives to St. Louis and beyond.

What’s Changed Since HY-KERS

The Ferrari LaFerrari broke ground as the Prancing Horse’s first hybrid vehicle, and its HY-KERS system is part of what made it unique. The system wedded a V12 engine to a single electric motor, enabling it to reach a top speed of 218 and jump from 0 to 62 mph in 2.4 seconds. While only 500 were made, it’s the most powerful road car built by Ferrari.

The SF90’s Hybrid powertrain is a bit more traditional than HY-KERS. HY-KERS is more experimental, and we’ll surely see iterations of it in future Prancing Horses, but the SF90’s plug-in hybrid system allows for immediate torque delivery thanks to having more electric motors than the LaFerrari. Of course, spending time behind the steering wheel of either will provide a thrilling — and surprisingly efficient — experience.

Inquire About the SF90 at Continental AutoSports

Want to learn more about the Ferrari SF90 engine and what this new Prancing Horse can do? Contact Continental AutoSports to inquire today — we’re based in Chicagoland, but we serve enthusiasts in Indianapolis and the rest of the United States.

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