Ferrari SF90 Stradale “Versione Speciale” Spy Shot: Hardcore Special Seen

Ferrari engineers have been seen testing whether the SF90 is considered to be a hardcore version of the Stradale.

This type of hardcore model, often referred to as the Versione Speciale, Italian for “special edition”, usually comes at the end of a model race, culminating in the 2021 812 Competizione, which booked the 812 Superfast.

The SF90 Stradale has been with us since 2019, which means we should see that its special edition arrives in the second half of 2023, before it receives a major update or redesign in terms of the typical five-year life cycle for a Ferrari model.

Ferrari SF90 Stradale

Ferrari SF90 Stradale

The tester of the hardcore SF90 Stradale is only lightly camouflaged, suggesting that we are still in the early stages of development. There are some changes, though, like a temporary covering of the front hood, probably hiding a new air duct, along with a modified front fascia with an expanded splitter.

Expect some changes to the chassis and possibly more power from the plug-in hybrid powertrain to go with the new aerodynamic modes seen here. The SF90 Stradale’s powertrain has a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8, 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and three electric motors (two front and one rear). The setup is similar to what you found on the Acura NSX, Porsche 918 Spyder and the recently released Mercedes-Benz AMG One, and is good for the combined 986 hp.

Perhaps the open-top SF90 Spider version will also get special treatment. Hopefully the hardcore convertible coupe will come after six months to a year, although we can see that both have been launched at the same time. There are some busy years ahead of Ferrari. Its Purosangue crossover arrives later this year and successors to the 812 Superfast and LaFerrari are also in the works. Both cars are expected in 2024.

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