Ferrari has outdone itself with its most expensive model to date. And its first hybrid does not disappoint. The 2021 Ferrari SF90 is a regular production model, too, rather than a limited edition, typical of other vehicles in its class. The Italian automaker will produce 500 SF90 models, with each carrying a price tag that’s not for the faint of heart.
Though this hypercar can outperform most vehicles, it lacks standard features in several key areas. But most consumers willing to pay the exorbitant price are interested in its performance capabilities rather than amenities.
And in that regard, the 2021 Ferrari SF90 over-delivers.
A hypercar with a price tag of over a half-million dollars
The 2021 Ferrari SF90 has a suggested starting price of $507,000. It’s available in a hardtop-coupe Stradale and a convertible Spider.
That’s a lot of cash to drop on a car, but with out-of-this-world acceleration and heart-pumping capabilities, it’s a tough vehicle to walk away from regardless of price.
For those with pockets deep enough to close the deal, the Ferrari SF90 provides superior exterior styling and an unusually comfortable cabin for a hypercar.
The folks at Car and Driver describe the SF90 as delivering “pavement-blistering acceleration.” Moreover, they note its “stratospheric performance” is “worth every penny.”
After test-driving the vehicle, they noted, “This plug-in hybrid Ferrari hypercar’s uncompromising performance gives us both a taste of the storied Italian automaker’s future and a tantalizing car for the present.”
What the 2021 Ferrari SF90 doesn’t have
Despite its astronomical price, the Ferrari SF90 lacks a few basic features. For starters, storage space is virtually nonexistent with a minuscule three cubic feet. Also, instead of boasting a touchscreen display, the infotainment system has an LCD monitor. And though it comes with Apple CarPlay integration, it doesn’t offer Android Auto.
The voice-activated navigation and six-speaker audio system are the highlights of the limited technology features. Safety and driver-assist features are also spare, with only rear parking sensors and the mandatory backup camera.
It’s not unusual for hypercars to be hyper-focused on performance more than anything else. As a result, peak driving capabilities trump the amenities found in lower-priced vehicles.
But the Ferrari SF90 delivers extreme performance
The 2021 Ferrari SF90 packs a powerful 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that works in unison with three powerful electric motors. As a result, this mid-engine hypercar harnesses a mind-boggling 986 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the impressive V8 churns out 769 hp on its own, providing undeniable power.
Road & Track calls the 2021 Ferrari SF90 Stradale “the fastest, most powerful road car they ever built.”
Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the all-wheel-drive hypercar outpaces other high-performance vehicles with its acceleration time. The Ferrari SF90 can zip from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 2.5 seconds with ease.
Laser-focused on performance, the 2021 SF90 also boasts driving modes such as EV only, Hybrid, and Qualify to adapt to any road condition.
In hybrid mode, the car can attain an impressive 51 to 70 MPGe. However, in gas-only mode, fuel economy is predictably lackluster at 18 to 22 mpg. And in electric-only mode, the driving range is a mere 15 miles.
The 2021 SF90 is the first front-wheel-drive vehicle to came out of Ferrari’s production facilities. That in and of itself may warrant the hefty price tag.