Seeing a high price on a Ferrari is nothing new. Famous stars have even snatched one or two for their collections. But for 2021, you’d better hold onto your hat. The Ferrari SF90 is the Italian automaker’s most expensive model yet. Here’s what this hybrid hypercar offers and how much you could pay for one.
What does the new Ferrari SF90 offer?
Let’s get this out of the way: The Ferrari SF90 has a laughable amount of storage space at three cubic feet, Car and Driver reports. But you don’t typically find that much in exotic cars anyway, so it’s no surprise. There’s still enough room to carry a few items, which is pretty much all you’d probably need for a drive in this PHEV.
Because the focus is on performance, you won’t find many bells and whistles, but there’s more than enough to keep you happy. The SF90 offers an LCD screen, a six-speaker audio system, and an integrated navigational system. Voice activation is also included with the infotainment system.
Plus, this Ferrari provides Apple CarPlay integration, but you won’t find the same with Android Auto. You’ll also get a backup camera and rear parking sensors but not much else. Again, the lack of amenities is typical for a high-performance car.
The Ferrari SF90’s performance capabilities
The mid-engine Ferrari SF90 runs on a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 and three electric motors. The powertrain harnesses 986 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Its V8 engine alone produces 769 of that horsepower.
To help keep the SF90 stable, it comes with an all-wheel drivetrain and eight-speed automatic transmission whose gears shift quickly. That means you can expect some scorching acceleration times. Ferrari, of course, doesn’t disappoint.
It can reach 60 mph in a searing 2.5 seconds. To complement the SF90’s speed, Ferrari offers a few driving modes to handle various situations. You can choose Hybrid performance, EV only, and Qualify.
As for fuel economy, expect the gas-only mode to get around 18 to 22 mpg combined and about 51 to 70 MPGe in gas/electric mode. The driving range in electric-only mode is only around 15 miles.
Is it worth the hefty price tag?
The Ferrari SF90 is a normal production hypercar, not a limited-edition one. So the automaker will produce about 500 models. But each will enter the over-$500,000 club. The base model carries a $511,250 price tag. It’s a lot of money to spend on a vehicle, so is it really worth it, especially when you have to keep certain rules in mind?
Well, it depends on a few factors. Most people are drawn to the performance aspect of hypercars. You’ll find few will disappoint in that area, which makes spending the big bucks worth it in that case.
Other consumers are more into a vehicle’s looks. The sculpted interior design of the dash, high-quality materials, and iconic prancing horse logo throughout the interior match the aesthetically designed exterior. Then there are the fun upgrades to choose from, like titanium exhaust pipes and color brake calipers, which will cost even more.
Spending what seems like life savings doesn’t seem worth it, but some deep-pocketed buyers haven’t minded spending mounds of cash in the past. They’ve even taken to customizing it with their own specialized colors.
To help offset some ownership costs, Ferrari provides limited and powertrain warranties covering three years or unlimited miles. Plus, it offers a complimentary seven-year (or unlimited miles) scheduled maintenance program, which takes the sting off the purchase price a bit.
Overall, whether you choose the Ferrari SF90 coupe or convertible, you’re in for an extraordinary hypercar. Just be prepared to spend on it what you would pay for a home or two.