Ferrari SF90 Sets New Lap Record At Indianapolis

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Ferrari's hybrid hypercar has set a new production car lap record.

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is a freakishly fast hypercar. Ferrari's first series production plug-in hybrid is the most powerful road-going Ferrari yet, powered a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 and three electric motors. Combined, this setup sends 986 horsepower to all four wheels. Ferrari claims the SF90 can sprint from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds, but independent tests suggest it will do the same sprint in 2.1 seconds.

We've seen how the SF90 fares against a McLaren 765LT and Rimac Nevera in drag races, but how does it perform on the track? To answer that question, the SF90 has set a new lap record at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.


The Ferrari SF90 lapped the famous American circuit in just one minute and 29.625 seconds at a maximum speed of 174.6 mph, setting a new lap record for a production car. Impressively, it was only around three seconds slower than a Ferrari 488 race car that lapped Indianapolis in one minute and 26.486 seconds last year during the one-make Ferrari Challenge race series.

To get a sense of the SF90's incredible speed, you can watch the lap record from the driver's point of view in a video released by Ferrari.

"It was a great moment to witness, seeing how the impressive performance of the Ferrari SF90 Stradale put down this lap record on July 15," said Mark Raffauf, Senior Director of Race Operations at International Motor Sports Association.


The blistering lap record was set on July 15 during the Ferrari Racing Days with an SF90 Stradale Assetto Fiorano, a more track-focused version of the hybrid supercar. Equpping the Assetto Fiorano package adds numerous upgrades that enhance the SF90's track performance including Multimatic shock absorbers derived from GT racing.

Carbon fiber door panels and underbody elements combined with titanium springs and a titanium exhaust system shed an extra 66 pounds off the curb weight. Another significant upgrade is a carbon-fiber rear spoiler that generates 859 pounds of downforce at 155 mph. Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2R tires are also available as part of the package and were fitted to the record-breaking SF90.


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