Ferrari's upcoming special-edition supercar has been torturing tires at Ferrari's test track.
Thanks to a new video from spy photographer Varryx, we can enjoy the sights and sounds of Ferrari testing the upcoming SF90 Versione Speciale at its Fiorano test track.
Before we go any further, we should make it clear that "SF90 Versione Speciale" will not be the car's final name and is instead used as a placeholder to describe the upcoming special edition until the official name is made public. We know this because Ferrari has used the term in the past, specifically when referring to the pre-production 812 Competizione, a special edition based on the preexisting 812 Superfast.
But back to this SF90 prototype and what we can expect.
It's nearly impossible to predict what Ferrari would name a more extreme version of the SF90 Stradale, as the 458 Italia's special edition was called Speciale, the 488 GTB's was called Pista, and the F12berlinetta's was F12tdf. One thing is for sure: following a disappointing season in Formula 1, we doubt the Scuderia name will be returning to Maranello's lineup. As a matter of fact, it's possible that this could be a prototype for some sort of one-make series, given all the sponsor decals on this vehicle.
Either way, there are sure to be significant changes to the bodywork, as evidenced by the extensive camouflage that fails to hide a more aggressively vented hood. The vents below the headlights may have changed in shape too, but it's difficult to say given the quality of the clip.
We can also see what appears to be a more pronounced front splitter, but the enormous rear wing that has been spotted on other so-called SF90 VS prototypes is not present here, leaving us with more questions than answers once again. Perhaps Ferrari has already deemed the gargantuan aero appendage excessive; perhaps the wing is part of a track-only aero package; perhaps Ferrari used the wing simply to set a downforce target for the rear axle.
Whatever 2023's predicted release holds, we can surely expect the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 to return. In the current roadgoing Stradale, this combines with three electric motors to generate a total of 986 horsepower. Will Ferrari give the SF90 VS even more? Stay tuned.