Charles Leclerc And Not Sebastian Vettel Reveals The Ferrari SF90 Spider
Charles Leclerc’s superstar status as Ferrari’s chosen one cast a deep dark shadow over the reveal of the new SF90 Spider. That’s our take, but you are free to disagree. During the first few minutes of the online reveal, Leclerc was out of view. Eventually the camera brought Leclerc into frame. He tried to make himself useful by looking serious, but the real question at this point is… where is Sebastian Vettel? On the Ferrari F1 scrap heap.
Anyway, the SF90 Spider isn’t a surprising addition to the SF90 Stradale coupe. It uses the same powertrain found in the SF90 Coupe, a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 hybrid. Total system power is rated at 986 bhp and 800Nm of torque (590 lb-ft).
Speed is almost certainly guaranteed, the SF90 Spider can cover the 0-62mph time in just 2.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 211mph. However, the retractable aluminum hardtop adds an extra 44kkg of weight. The Ferrari remedy for this is to offer an optional weight reduction package. The Asseto Fiorino Package uses a mix of titanium parts and carbon fibre to reduce weight by 21 kg.
You can be sure Ferrari will be offering an eyewatering amount for this weight reduction measure. Nevertheless, they do offer a seven-year maintenance plan which will surely stop the flow of tears as the financial guilt of spending such vast money finally strikes.
The current SF90 Straddle costs $507k in the USA and open to variants traditionally cost more. So expect a figure of close to $600k Mind you people who can afford such cars only ever cry for joy.