After several months of waiting and countless spy shots of the prototype cruising the streets of Maranello, Ferrari has finally unveiled the highly-anticipated Ferrari SF90 XX, the first road legal Ferrari XX. The cat is out of the bag, and there was no denying that Ferrari’s latest creation is a track-focused beast, based on the already competent SF90 Stradale. Text: Luca W. © Images: Ferrari S.p.A. ©

On the spy shots, even the keenest observers could spot the signs of its track pedigree. The commanding rear wing (the first road production car to have one since the F50), sleeker and more aerodynamic front bumper, and a dominant rear diffuser. The SF90 XX is a sight to behold, promising a thrilling performance on the racetrack.

The Ferrari SF90 XX design

Only a few bodywork elements remain in common with its “stock” counterpart, the SF90 Stradale. On both SF90 XX trims (Spider and Stradale), Ferrari’s engineers have gone to great lengths to completely rework the aesthetics. The main purpose is to generate up to 530 kg of downforce at 250 kph.

Front end

One of the most notable changes is the all-new vented bonnet, specifically designed for the purpose of implementing an S-duct system. The downside of this new aerodynamic element is taking out the front boot. This help to channel the hot hair over the bodywork and make the underfloor work to generate 20% more downforce.

Ferrari SF90 XX Stradale front view

However, the front-end transformation doesn’t stop there. Due to the downforce increase, the springs are now stiffer, reducing by 10% the roll rate. Also, Ferrari has equipped the SF90 XX with a redesigned front bumper, featuring additional aerodynamic elements such as side vents. These have a dual purpose: optimizing the airflow and enhancing cooling efficiency. Complementing these modifications are the front splitter and Louvres fenders, which contribute to the overall aerodynamic performance of the vehicle. Their presence not only enhances the car’s aggressive appearance, but also plays a crucial role in maximizing airflow optimization.

Back end

The transformation extends beyond the front end. At the rear as well, the XX boasts side vents and Louvres fenders that not only add a touch of aggression, but also optimize airflow for improved aerodynamics. A more aggressive rear diffuser commands attention, while a bold carbon fibre rear wing takes centre stage, ensuring 315 kg of downforce at 250 kph complete the rear design.

The rear wing comes with an automatically adjustable “shut-off” gurney flap (on the bodywork) with two settings: LD (Low Drag) and HD (High Downforce).

Drawing inspiration from the victorious Ferrari 499P in the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans, the SF90 XX features redesigned tail lights that pay homage to its racing heritage. The sleek and dynamic tail light design not only adds a touch of elegance, but also serves as a reminder of the car’s illustrious racing pedigree.

More power, less weight

Despite the SF90 Stradale’s already impressive performance, Ferrari has managed to find even more room for optimization and extracted additional power from the 986 HP, 3.9-litre V8 hybrid engine. The power output of the SF90 XX is elevated to a mind-boggling 1,030 HP (combined), an increase of 44 HP from the SF90 Stradale.

In addition, the Ferrari SF90 XX (just like the regular SF90) is equipped with three electric motors. Two motors reside on the front axle, while one sits between the engine and gearbox. This setup now introduces a new feature called “Qualifying mode” (hello F1) providing an extra boost of power when exiting corners. Ferrari claims that this burst of maximum power, lasting up to 2 seconds, shaves off approximately 0.25 seconds per lap around the Fiorano track. The accompanying 7.9 kWh battery allows for the activation of the qualifying mode up to 30 times, utilizing a token system, before requiring a recharge.

Ferrari SF90 XX engine

Adding to the driving experience, the Ferrari SF90 XX incorporates a new gearbox logic taken from the 296 GTB. This innovative feature aims to enrich the engine sound and deliver that iconic “pop” when shifting gears.

One of the standout features is the impressive weight reduction, shedding 10 kilograms compared to the already lighter Assetto Corsa package. This brings the SF90 XX’s weight down to a remarkable 1,560 kilograms. Not bad for a hybrid, right? To do so, Ferrari engineers saved 1.3 kilograms in the seats, 3.5 kilograms in the engine, and other savings to reach 10 kilograms.

The weight loss result in a more agile and responsive vehicle, which enhance corner handling and acceleration, thanks to the improved power-to-weight ratio of 1.51 kg/hp.

Ferrari SF90 XX price and units

Ferrari has confirmed that it will be producing a limited run of 799 Stradale and 599 Spider, totalling 1396 units.

All sold out. Yes, you read it correctly: every single one of the SF90 XX models now has an owner.

Despite their price tags of around $844,000 for the Stradale and around $932,000 for the Spider, car collectors and investors threw themselves on the opportunity to own at least 0.07% of the total SF90 XXs produced.

Customers who were fortunate enough to secure a Ferrari SF90 XX Stradale can expect their deliveries to start in the second quarter of 2024. The SF90 XX Spider, on the other hand, will start making its way to owners during the final quarter of 2024.

Ferrari SF90 XX specs

Engine3.9-litre Twin-Turbo Hybrid V8
Power/torque1030 HP / 804 Nm (593 ft-lbs)
Weight1560 kg (3439 lb) Stradale (Spider: +100 kg)
Power/weight ratio1.51 kg/hp (3.34 lb/hp)
Fuel consumptionTBC
Transmission8-speed F1 gearbox
Top speed320 kph (199 mph)
Acceleration (0-100 kph / 0-62 mph)2.3 seconds
PriceStradale: €770,000 – $844,000 – £660,000 // Spider: €850,000 – $932,000 – £730,000

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