A new Ferrari, which could be christened SF90 Stradale, is due for a reveal today. The biggest piece of news is that this prancing horse will feature a hybrid drivetrain generating near 1,000hp.
Ferrari has trademarked the SF90 Stradale name, celebrating 90 years of Scuderia Ferrari. The firm’s 2019 Formula 1 car is called SF90, while the ‘Stradale’ moniker designates the new car as a street model. The teaser was shared over official Ferrari social media accounts over the weekend.
Ferrari teased the new hybrid supercar over the weekend through its variosu social media accounts.
Speaking during the firm’s Q1 2019 earnings report, Ferrari chairman and chief executive Louis Camilleri confirmed that a new model with “supercar performance” will debut at the end of May. The SF90 Stradale will be the second of five new cars from Maranello for 2019, with the first, i.e. F8 Tributo, having debuted earlier.
It isn’t clear yet whether the hybrid use a six- or eight-cylinder engine, but what we can be sure of is explosive power and torque (more than 710hp and 770Nm) than the F8. The team also announced that they were working on a new car powered by a V6 engine. “It will be a completely new position; a new segment,” officials added. “The V6 helps us offer a different approach and allows us to father a larger family without losing performance.”
While we do not know what the other three models will be yet, one of them for sure has to be an F8 Spider. There’s a chance that the Italian automaker will also update the GTC4Lusso and GTC4Lusso T, which are now three and two years old respectively.
Rumours are also rife that the so-called Purosangue, Ferrari’s first-ever SUV, is on its way, but it will not step out in production guise before 2022 is upon us. “We are not concerned about being late,” said Camilleri. “We are concerned about being the best.”
The SF90 Stradale follows the gorgeous F8 Tributo launched earlier this year.
This means that the day of reckoning is nearing for the Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga Speed. Ferrari might also reassess its product range and perhaps axe certain models to make way for new ones. Either way, 2019 is going to be an exciting year, with no less than four new prancing horse waiting for their turn at the spotlight.