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Meet the gorgeous Ferrari SF90 Spider

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Ferrari has introduced the new Ferrari SF90 Spider which is the Italian marque first plug-in hybrid drop-top model. The SF90 Spider is based on Ferrari’s first plug-in hybrid – the SF90 Stradale. The brand has used its skill and technology acquired from the year of experience in racing competitions and the moniker pays homage to Scuderia Ferrari’s 90th anniversary. 

The SF90 Spider has been developed in Maranello and is powered by the same electrified powertrain that does duty in the SF90 Stradale. Powering the SF90 Spider is a plug-in hybrid architecture engine with a 3990cc, 90-degree 8-cylinder Vee layout with twin turbochargers. The internal combustion engine belts out 780 PS of power alone and is mated to three electric motors two on the front axle and one on the rear in between the engine and the transmission, derived from Formula 1 racing called the MGUK (Motor Generator Unit, Kinetic). 

The MGUK is proficient of producing 220 PS of power. Togather, the electrified powertrain can make 1000 PS of power and 900 Nm of torque which equates to 195 PS/litre of specific output. The engine is matched to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with e4WD, (eTC, eDIFF3), F1-TRAC (Traction Control), eSSC (Side Slip Control) ABS & EBD with energy recovery systems and RAC-e (Cornering Angle Regulator, Electric) system. This enables the SF90 Spider to sprint from 0-100 kmph in just 2.5 seconds and at full send, the Ferrari SF90 Spider can do a top speed of 340 kmph. The Ferrari SF90 Spider also features a 7.9 kWh battery pack that can provide a pure electric range of 25 km. 

The Ferrari SF90 Spider features an electrically retractable hardtop that folds down in 14 seconds time and can be operated at speeds of up to 45 kmph. The SF90 Spider also features matrix LED headlight with active beam control, double-barreled horizontal illumination rings on the tail lamps, aerodynamic splitter on the front and rear apron integrated spoiler. On the inside, the SF90 Spider comes with an aerospace inspired cockpit, a single 16-inch fully digital high definition curved screen instruments cluster, touch control enabled steering wheel with Formula 1 style eManettino – a rotary type selector switch mounted to the steering to set the electronic vehicle dynamics modes and also a new cruise control rotary switch derived from Formula 1.