The first sightings of a Ferrari SF90 – so to speak – Speciale, date back to a month ago. A super camouflaged prototype of the supercar from Maranello was traveling on the Alpine passes for some dynamic tests and we have immortalized it. It was the SF90 VS, where the last two letters mean their Special Version. An (unofficial) name that confirms that the Prancing Horse House is at work on a more extreme variant of its SF90 Stradale.
Well, today we have more, as there is also a nice video showing us the car outside the factory gates at the start of a new dynamic test session. But first of all, let’s remember that the Ferrari’s first plug-in hybrid appeared on the scene in 2019 and wowed everyone. With 1,000 hp coming from an internal combustion engine and three electric motors, the super sports car is a jewel of technology and driving pleasure, capable of reaching 100 km / h in 2.5 seconds.
Small Makes Major Differences
This model sports a redesigned bonnet with a more pronounced air duct. It is hidden by the camouflage films, but it is evident that the face of this SF90 VS is more aggressive than before, underlined by a front bumper with a racing profile. There isn’t much difference in the rear but, as previously reported, rumors are reminiscent that the VS will adopt a unique dual-exhaust configuration and a more noticeable wing. As you may have heard, after a slight acceleration, the exhaust note of the V8 is strangely “polite”, but we are pretty sure it provides a much more aggressive tone. when the accelerator pedal is pressed with the right foot.
Debut Confirmed at the End of 2023
The SF90 VS should debut in 2023, two years after the 812 Superfast VS entered the scene. Recall that the super 812 has the beauty of 830 hp thanks to the enhanced V12. If the SF90 VS is subjected to a similar power boost, it could potentially exceed the 1,000 horsepower limit. That said, not only are more muscles expected, but Special Edition Ferraris are often lighter than their “normal” counterparts and the newcomer will be an extraordinarily fast supercar. Maranello has yet to release official press releases on the car, but it cannot be ruled out that this could be a test forklift for a future single-make championship such as the Ferrari Challenge.
Ferrari SF90 Versione Speciale Engine
Finally, a consideration. It seems logical that they are working on this “ hardcore” SF90 in Maranello, as Lamborghini’s rivals recently announced that the Huracán will be launched in 2023 in a variant with a plug-in hybrid engine. Again, there are very few technical details, but the two-seater from Sant’Agata Bolognese is unlikely to have the same power as this Ferrari SF90.
And even though Ferrari is working on the development of its first 100% electric model, it is good to see that in Maranello they continue to invest in internal combustion engines, hybrid assistance or not.