The red roof cover fools no one.
Not only is the Ferrari SF90 Stradale a gorgeous-looking supercar, but it's also the Italian marque's mainstream entry into the world of hybridization. The LaFerrari may have been the first, but its production was ultra-limited. The SF90 Stradale, by contrast, has no such production limit, though Ferrari still won't build as many as it can sell. It also happens to be the most powerful series-production Ferrari ever built, with 0-62 mph requiring just 2.5 seconds while top speed is in the neighborhood of 211 mph. Impressively, it also has 15.5 miles of all-electric range.
Only a coupe body style has been revealed so far but that will soon change. Not so unexpectedly, Ferrari is putting the finishing development touches on a Spider variant.
Now, one such prototype has been spied in all of its glory. The red cover held in place with regular duct tape does little to hide the fact there a retractable hardtop underneath.
As usual with Ferrari, no announcement has been made as to when the SF90 Stradale Spider will be revealed but we suspect it'll be either sometime this winter or spring 2021 at the latest. The coupe debuted in May 2019 and a two-year reveal gap between coupe and spider gap wouldn't be a first; the LaFerrari and LaFerrari Aperta had a three-year age difference. Aside from roof control buttons, the interior will be identical to that of the coupe.
We also wouldn't expect any significant powertrain changes as the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 and three electric motor powertrain is still state-of-the-art. Combined, it produces 986 horsepower 590 lb-ft of torque. The front wheels are each powered by an electric motor for torque vectoring and for the reverse gear. The eight-speed dual-clutch sending power to the rear wheels has no reverse gear.
As for the retractable hardtop itself, expect it to function similarly to the unit found in the F8 Tributo Spider. Its top requires just 14 seconds to be raised and lowered, while travelling at speeds of up to 28 mph. Another reality is that the SF90 Stradale Spider could be slightly slower than the coupe because of the retractable top's added weight, though this will be hardly noticeable to drivers. Pricing will exceed the coupe's $625,000 MSRP.