986-hp supercar isn't going according to plan.
Ferrari has spent a lot of time parading its SF90 Stradale plug-in hybrid supercar this year. The beautiful machine even starred in its own film. But despite the marque's best intentions and a plan for deliveries to begin in the first half of this year, the SF90 Stradale will only start getting to customers later in 2020.
Automotive News reports that the Covid-19 pandemic is to blame, having delayed production of the car. Even though Ferrari resumed production on May 3, it relies on some suppliers who only opened later than this. As a result, the waiting time for an SF90 Stradale has jumped to 18 months.
"We are confident that deliveries to our clients will begin early in the fourth quarter, but the ramp-up in production will inevitably be delayed," said CEO Louis Camilleri. The pandemic also forced the Italian manufacturer to adjust its sales forecasts for 2020 following a drop in core earnings in Q2.
Adding to the delays affecting the SF90 is the fact that the hybrid isn't exactly a straightforward machine, with three electric motors combined with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. Camilleri admitted it is "a very complex beast" and certain components required for its construction were delayed.
For US customers, there's more bad news. While deliveries will begin in early Q4 in Europe, they will only start in North America about two months later. Then again, that should see the SF90 Stradale arrive just in time for Christmas, and what a gift it will be.
With a total power output of 986 horsepower going to all four wheels, Ferrari's PHEV will hit 62 mph just 2.5 seconds after takeoff and reach 124 mph (200 km/h) in under seven seconds. That's without mentioning the fact that it is an achingly gorgeous piece of Italian design.
The SF90 Stradale will cost 430,000 euros in Italy, which works out to around $506,813. Following shortly after it will be the front-engine Roma coupe. We're certain that both will be worth the wait.