Ferrari unveiled the SF90 Spider on Thursday, a convertible version of its SF90 Stradale hybrid and part of the Italian luxury carmaker’s drive to make 60% of sales from hybrid technology by 2022.
The new car will include the same features as the 4WD SF90 Stradale released in 2019, with a 780 horsepower 8-cylinder combustion engine integrated with two front-mounted electric motors having an extra 220 horse power, and also a retractable hard top.
One hundred kilos heavier than the Stradale, the Spider will cost 473,000 euros ($558,000) in Italy, outpricing the 430,000 euro ($508,066) Stradale at the top of Ferrari’s price range for series-production vehicles.
First deliveries are expected in the second quarter of 2021, in Europe.
“We consider the SF90 our range supercar,” said Enrico Galliera, the Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer.
“We don’t see any competitors on the market at the moment,” he said, adding the SF90 would also attract buyers of powerful V12 sports cars.
Together with a top speed of 340 km per hour, the plug-in hybrid SF90 can provide 25 kilometres of silent electric-only power, permitting drivers to leave home quietly and pass-through city centres without producing emissions.
Until now, the COVID-19 pandemic has not postponed Ferrari’s ambitious plans to come up with new models, with the SF90 Spider coming two months after the Portofino M, a makeover of Ferrari’s top-selling grand tourer (GT).
It keeps a pledge to reveal two new cars this year, after a record five in the last year, including SF90 Stradale, Ferrari’s first hybrid in series-production.
The SF90 Spider is the eighth new model out of the 15 Ferrari pledged in its 2018-2022 plan.
The automaker, mainly owned by Exor, the holding company of Italy’s Agnelli family, has pledged that 60% of vehicle sales will be hybrid by 2022.
A fully-electric Ferrari car, however, is not expected until after 2025, as the battery technology needs more development and the group needs to prepare consumers more used to roaring engines than a quiet drive.
“For the time being we don’t consider electric technology suitable for Ferrari’s needs, it will be for sure in the future, but not now,” Galliera said