Ferrari has spent a lot of time scrolling its plug-in hybrid supercar this year, even having it star in its own movie. But despite the best of intentions and a delivery plan that should have started in the first half of this year, the SF90 Stradale won't be available until later in 2020.
The SF90 Stradale will be late! Automotive News reports that the Covid-19 pandemic is largely responsible for the delay in production of the car. Even though Ferrari resumed production on May 3, it depends on certain suppliers who only opened later. As a result, the wait time for an SF90 Stradale has increased to 18 months.
"We are confident that deliveries to our customers will begin at the start of the fourth quarter, but the ramp-up of production will inevitably be delayed.", said CEO Louis Camilleri. The pandemic has also forced the Italian manufacturer to adjust its sales forecasts for 2020 following a drop in its profits in the second quarter.
A capricious machine?
With a total output of 986 horsepower on all four wheels, Ferrari's first PHEV model will hit 100 km / h in just 2.5 seconds before hitting 200 km / h in under 7 seconds. The SF90 Stradale will cost 430,000 euros in Italy. Impressive performance, but at a cost, not financial but technical.
Little more than the delays affecting the SF90, hybrid technology is not simple. With three electric motors combined with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, there is cause for concern.. Camilleri admitted it was " a very complex beast And that the manufacture of certain components essential to its construction has been delayed.
For American customers, the bad news keep coming. While deliveries will begin at the start of the fourth quarter in Europe, they will not begin until two months later in North America.