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A closer look at the Ambanis’ 1,000 PS Ferrari SF90 Stradale supercar

As we have already shared that the Mukesh Ambani has just purchased a Ferrari SF90 Stradale. The new supercar is stored at their garage, which is popularly known as Jio Garage. Here, we have some more pictures of SF90 Stradale before it was delivered to the Ambani family. There are 6 new images of the SF90 which showcases the supercar in detail. The images are from the time when the supercar was parked at the dealership, prior to being delivered to the Ambanis.

The SF90 Stradale is one of the most striking Ferrari that has been ever made. It is also one of the most unique design languages that we have ever seen. Ambani has chosen Rosso Corsa colour for the Ferrari which translates to ‘Racing Red’. Every race car that Ferrari has ever produced has been finished in Rosso Corsa.

SF90 Stradale currently sits at the top of the line-up of Ferrari. It is the current flagship of the Ferrari. It is also the most powerful production vehicle that Ferrari currently produces despite not being powered by a naturally aspirated V12 that Ferrari is known for.

The SF90 Stradale is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle which seems weird at first that the most powerful Ferrari is a plug-in hybrid. Ferrari has equipped the SF90 with a twin-turbocharged, 4.0-litre V8. This is the same V8 that we have seen on the Ferrari Portofino, F8 Tributo etc. However, the manufacturer has only borrowed the engine block and increased the capacity from 3.9-litre to 4.0-litre and all the internals have been reworked.

Due to which SF90’s twin-turbocharged V8 produces 780 PS of max power. Because it a plug-in hybrid, it comes with three electric motors in which two runs the front wheels and one sit on the rear axle. The electric motors produce 220 PS alone. The total combined power output is 1000 PS and the peak torque output of 800 Nm. The engine drives the rear wheels through a new 8-speed Dual-Clutch automatic gearbox. Ferrari has made a new transmission that is 30 percent faster than the previous 7-speed Dual-Clutch gearbox which was already a lightning-quick gearbox. The new gearbox is also 10 kgs lighter which helps in lowering the weight.

Interestingly, the transmission does not come with a reverse gear. Ferrari uses the front electric motors to reverse and it can also use them for torque vectoring. The battery capacity is 7.9 kWh, which has a range capacity of 26 km. The electric motors decouple from the powertrain when the car hits speeds above 209 kmph.

Due to this, the SF90 is essentially a rear-wheel-drive vehicle after these types of speeds. This does not mean that the power output of the supercar reduces, it still manages to put out 1000 PS through the third electric motor that sits on the rear axle.

SF90 is essentially a four-wheel-drive vehicle and it does come with torque vectoring. Through this, the car can transfer the torque to a given wheel that has more grip. There are 4 driving modes that can be changed through the eManettino knob. There is the eDrive mode, Hybrid mode, Performance mode and Qualify mode. The SF90 Stradale costs Rs. 7.5 Crores ex-showroom.

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