Ferrari SF90 Stradale


The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is a two-door mid-engined ‘Berlinetta’ coupé and ‘Spider’ convertible, which is the Italian brand’s first plug-in hybrid.

Going on sale in 2019 as Ferrari’s flagship production model, the SF90 Stradale shares its name with an F1 race car – ‘SF90’ standing for the 90th anniversary of the Scuderia Ferrari racing team. The most powerful production model in Ferrari’s modern range, this sports car uses a 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 paired with three separate electric motors for a combined output that is just shy of 1,000hp.

Although it is longer and heavier than the rest of the Ferrari range, the SF90 Stradale can complete a 0-62 sprint in 2.5 seconds, which is four tenths of a second faster than the F8 Tributo. Using just the electric motors and battery, the SF90 can travel a maximum of 16 miles from full charge, the same as the newer 296 GTB plug-in hybrid.

Both coupé and convertible variants have received very favorable reviews scores from the British media – Auto Express calls the SF90 Stradale “intoxicating”, Top Gear simply describes it as “stunning”, and Driving Electric argues that it “sets a new benchmark in the high-end supercar market”, displaying what the future of the Ferrari brand should look like.

Despite its practically unparalleled pace and power, a number of reviewers take issue with the car’s driving dynamics, and comment that cheer Ferrari sports cars are arguably more fun to drive. “The handling feels electronically manipulated and managed on the limit of grip”, car . “This isn’t the flattering, free-flowing delight we hoped it might be and, although almost, it could be more fun.”

Auto Express agrees, arguing that alternatives within the Ferrari arsenal are more involving, with more “delicacy” in high-speed corners. That said, anyone searching for ferocious amounts of mid-engined power doesn’t need to look elsewhere. “If you want the ultimate Ferrari road car, the SF90 is it. Roof open or closed.”

As of July 2022, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale holds an Expert Rating of 85% – ranking it below the Ferrari F8, 296 GTB and Roma in our Expert Rating Index.

SF90 Stradale highlights

  • Fastest production Ferrari ever made
  • Ferocious hybrid powertrain
  • Luxurious and high-tech interior
  • Sharp handling

SF90 Stradale low lights

  • Seriously expensive
  • Not very efficient by plug-in hybrid standards
  • Not particularly practical for day-to-day use
  • Cheer Ferraris are more involving

Key specifications

Body style: Two-door, mid-engined coupe and convertible
Petrol/electric plug-in hybrid
From £374,420 on road

Launched: Summer 2019
Last updated: N / A
Replacement due: TBA

Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

Model reviewed: SF90 Spider
Score: 9/10
“Ferrari’s most powerful, complex and fastest road car to date loses none of its excitement, thrills and intoxicating level of performance in SF90 Spider form. It lacks the delicacy of modern-era Ferraris as it harnesses a ferocious powertrain that sets the blueprint for every next-generation model from the Italian firm.”
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Model reviewed: SF90 Stradale coupe
Score: 9/10
“The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is an astonishing machine. Never before has a 1,000bhp car possessed the cacity to flatter inexperienced hands as readily as it offers a challenge to the expert driver.”
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Model reviewed: SF90 Spider
Score: 8/10
“Is the SF90 Spider better than the SF90 Stradale? As a road car, yes: there’s no obvious dynamic compromise over the coupé on the road and you can enjoy it all with the roof down. Yet driving on public roads brings speed limits that quickly curtail progress just as the SF90 is clearing its throat, let alone starting to sing. Its capabilities extend far beyond anything you could ever do on a road, so you really need a track.”
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Model reviewed: coupe
Score: 8/10
“While it handles as a Ferrari should on the road, the SF90 isn’t better than a conventional mid-engined F8 Tributo on track. Relying heavily on the electric motors that give it such phenomenal pace, the handling feels electronically manipulated and managed on the limit of grip. This isn’t the flattering, free-flowing delight we hoped it might be and, although almost, it could be more fun.”
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Model reviewed: coupe
Score: 10/10
“The Ferrari SF90 is a complex car, and not just from a technical standpoint. It’s a car you struggled to do justice to in a couple of hours behind the wheel or a few hundred words of story. But it’s engineering like this that’s going to ensure the survival of the supercar when laws, and even the mindset of some owners, are changing to reflect a greater concern for the environment.”
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Model reviewed: coupe
Score: 9/10
“As one of the fastest, most futuristic Ferraris ever made, the SF90 Stradale sets a new benchmark in the high-end supercar market, offering hypercar performance and fantastically well sorted plug-in hybrid technology. It’s not the most efficient PHEV around by a long stretch, but it’s certainly the most fun.”
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Model reviewed: Assetto Fiorano coupe
Score: 9/10
“With time and space, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale finally shows its true colours, but it takes the Assetto Fiorano package and some real dedication to find them.”
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Model reviewed: coupe
Score: 9/10
“Such is its potency and advanced technology it’s hard to believe the Ferrari SF90 Stradale is a series production car. With its introduction the supercar arms race enters a blistering new phase, in which a showroom-spec supercar boasts hypercar performance.”
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Score: 9/10
“As an object lesson in corralling the discordant forces of petrol and electricity, it’s stunning.”
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safety rating

No safety rating

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale has not been crash tested by Euro NC. Due to its price and exculsivity, it is unlikely to be crash tested in the future.

Eco rating

No eco rating

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale has not been tested by the lab Green NC. Due to its price and exculsivity, it is unlikely to have its emissions tested in the future.

reliability rating

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As of July 2022, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Ferrari SF90 Stradale to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the SF90 Stradale, we’ll publish the score here.


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Ferrari SF90 Stradale has received


  • iF Design Awards – Gold Awards
  • Red Dot Awards – Best of the Best Design Award
  • Top Gear Awards – Eco Warrior of the Year

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