All Ferraris are inspired by motorsport, it’s the core ethos of the company ever since Enzo founded it to fund his racing aspirations. But the latest creations from the brand are clearly the most track-orientated road-legal cars the Italian brand has ever built.
The SF90 XX Stradale and Spider are the first members of the XX Program to be built for road use. The XX Program is the company’s special department devoted to building the most extreme examples of its road cars for a select group of customers specifically for use on racetracks.
Previous XX models include the Enzo-based FXX and LaFerrari-derived FXX-K Evo, but these latest creations are something else. Taking the already-rapid SF90 as a starting point, Ferrari’s XX division has made them more powerful, lighter and equipped with more extreme aerodynamics.
Key changes include extracting more grunt from the twin-turbo V8 engine and more go from the three electric motors that make up the hybrid powertrain, boosting total performance to a whopping 747kW – or 1016hp. Because of this, Ferrari claims the SF90 XX can launch from 0-100km/h in just 2.3 seconds – 0.2 seconds quicker than the ‘standard’ SF90.
Ferrari has even made it louder too, adjusting the intake tube to the engine so it’s closer to the cabin for an even more emotive driving experience.
The revised aero package, which includes the unmissable rear wing (the first fixed wing on a Ferrari since the F50) as well as a raft of other changes, now provides 530kg of downforce at 250km/h, a 140kg improvement of the regular model.
Ferrari has confirmed it will only make 799 examples of the SF90 XX Stradale and just 599 SF90 XX Spider for customers. However, the bad news is, if you don’t already have an order for one you’re getting your hands on one – at least, without likely paying a heavy premium on the used hypercar market.