It’s not often that we see a Ferrari supercar testing at the Nurburgring. So, it raised a lot of eyebrows when an SF90 Stradale turned up at the Nordschleife. Is Ferrari is gunning for a lap record?
As you know, the SF90 is Ferrari’s first plug-in hybrid supercar. On paper, it has everything a car needs to set a quick lap time. The 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 cranks out 769 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Add to that, 217 hp from the electric motors mounted at the front and one at the rear, for a total output of 986 hp.
The car has more than enough power to take on gruelling tarmac of the Green Hell. Being all-wheel drive, traction won’t be much of an issue either. However, the SF90 suffers in one department – weight. With the Assetto Fiorano pack, the car tips the scales at 1570 kg (dry).
Although the test driver seems to be attacking every corner, perhaps Ferrari is just out doing some routine testing. Meanwhile, the much-awaited F171 Dino with a V6 hybrid will be revealed on June 24.