Ferrari Test Driver Demolishes nearly 1,000-HP Hybrid Ferrari SF90 Stradale Prototype During Camouflaged Test Run
Seeing supercars crash is something the internet tends to love. Often, this love comes from a sense of jealousy or grim pleasure to see a wealthy person fail publicly. No matter which unhealthy reason it may be, seeing a Ferrari of any kind crumpled like an old beer can in the woods is painful. It becomes doubly painful when it’s a hybrid Ferrari SF90 Stradale Prototype.
Is there a new Ferrari SF90 Stradale coming out?
This past weekend a Ferrari test driver completely and utterly destroyed a prototype Ferrari SF90 Stradale covered head to toe in camouflage. It’s not often that we see camoed cars crash, but one of the highest order is here.
According to CarScoops, The death of this new Ferrari happened near Hoffenheim, Germany. Photos and videos taken after the crash show that this weren’t no ordinary SF90 *said in a cowboy voice (for some reason)* Its exterior was covered in black and white camouflage. A look inside the cabin also revealed piles of testing equipment and additional displays used to monitor telemetry data.
This crash, although tragic, shows (for whoever cares to know) that Ferrari has a new car coming, and it looks tough as hell.
What happened to the hybrid Ferrari prototype?
Local media reported that the test driver of the Ferrari hit a barrier on the side of the road first. The hybrid Ferrari then bounced off the barriers many times before stopping. The photos show extensive damage across nearly every inch of the exterior. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale’s small battery pack is said to have caught fire after the crash.
CarScoops mentions that although this was the local fire crew’s first EV battery fire, they managed the blaze with aplomb.
It is still unclear what Ferrari was testing with this hybrid supercar. The Ferrari SF90 Stradale has been on the market for a couple of years now, and this one doesn’t seem any different than a production SF90, at least on the surface.
It is possible Ferrari was testing some updated tech, a new battery, or something else mechanical. Well, whatever the Italian horse breeders were working on is toast now.
What is the Ferrari SF90 Stradale?
Most of us don’t have a lot of experience with Ferrari. We see them on TV or maybe flying past us in a red blur on the highway or in the driveways of fancy neighborhoods. As a result, many people don’t know the models; they only know the color and badge, and frankly, that’s all most of us need. All we know is that Ferraris are cool.
The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is one of the most electrifying supercars on the planet. With 986 hp boasting its success, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale is the first mass-market Hybrid powerplant production car Ferrari has ever produced.
The Stradale gets its superpowers from a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 and three electric motors, two on the front axle and one between the engine paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The V8 puts out 769 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque on its own. With the electric motors, the total output grows to 986 hp. This is a serious car, indeed. We hate to see one go.