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Ferrari’s most powerful supercar is a hybrid

Ferrari recently unveiled their fastest ever supercar dubbed the SF90 Stradale, and amazingly, it’s a plug-in hybrid.

Ferrari are carrying the mantle for the production of cleaner supercars with their new plug-in hybrid, the SF90 Stradale, which now boasts the accolade of being Ferrari’s most powerful road car ever.

The SF90 Stradale is not the growling Ferrari of lore like the 488 or iconic Enzo, but rather a quiet customer suited for urban operation. Don’t be fooled though, it doesn’t half pack a wallop under the hood.

The Italian stallion can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in a staggering 2.5 seconds – almost half a second faster than the gas-guzzling 812 Superfast – topping out at a blistering 212mph.

Twin electric motors are housed on each front wheel with a third hidden amidships, generating a whopping 990 horsepower which is evenly distributed through Ferrari’s first ever all-wheel drive setup.

The central powerplant is a familiar 3.9-litre turbocharged V8 (utilised by the eminently popular Ferrari 488), bolstered by a hybrid unit for extra oomph and around 15 miles of solely electric range.

I’d imagine your average supercar enthusiast would gobble that range pretty sharpish, but it’s a positive start regardless and other racing meccas will likely follow the progressive precedent set by Ferrari.

The design is typically bold and contemporary, with the driver’s and passenger compartment (or cock pit, if you will) pushed forward to accommodate a large transparent engine hatch framed by flying buttresses. Inside the Stradale is equally opulent too.

The carbon fibre dash is bejewelled with a cluster of small touchscreens that surround a traditional Ferrari steering wheel, and pleasing metallic accents are plentiful. Again, it’s essentially lavish enough to continue attracting the balding, middle-aged diaspora of millionaire racing enthusiasts.

Thankfully, we can just about tolerate these outward displays of self-satisfaction from grey heads whizzing by, knowing that their investments are contributing to a cleaner future for supercars.

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