When Ferrari first introduced the SF90 Stradale in 2019 - their first-ever plug-in hybrid - most already expected a drop-top version to debut in the future. Now, over a year since the plug-in hybrid supercar's release, it turned out that that was the right assumption. Meet the 2021 SF90 Spider, a drop-top, all-wheel drive, plug-in hybrid Ferrari with 1,000 HP. Sounds mental right? But more importantly, it’s just as fast as the coupe.
Powering the SF90 Spider is the same powertrain found in the Stradale. It uses a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 which produces 780 HP and 800 Nm of torque, making it one of the most powerful V8 Ferraris ever built. Three lithium-ion battery packs that power three electric motors located at the front and rear provide an additional 220 HP. An 8-speed dual-clutch then sends power to all-four wheels.
Even with the heavier folding roof, the SF90 Spider can still sprint from 0 to 100km/h in just 2.5 seconds and still reach the same 340 km/h top speed as the coupe. However, Ferrari says the dash from 0 to 200 km/h takes 0.3 seconds longer at 7 seconds in the new open-top version. For reference, the coupe does the same in 6.7 seconds. We doubt owners would notice the difference.
Ferrari was able to retain nearly the same performance figures in the SF90 Spider due to the extensive use of lightweight aluminum for the retractable hardtop. The Italian supercar builder says the roof of the SF90 Spider is around 40kg lighter than a traditional retractable hardtop. The roof can be raised and lowered in just 13 seconds, it can be operated without having to come to a full stop. To shave off more weight, customers can order the Assetto Fiorano package. With this optional lightweight package, the SF90 Spider only weighs just 100 kg more than the coupe with a fixed roof at 1,670 kg.
There’s no price for the 2021 SF90 Spider yet. But, we’re sure it will be more expensive compared to the coupe, which isn’t cheap to begin with. Still, it’s a drop-top Ferrari with nearly the same performance figures as the La Ferrari Aperta. Compared to that, this one sounds like a good deal.