Naza Italia, the official importer and distributor of the Ferrari brand in Malaysia has launched the SF90 Spider, the open-top version of the SF90 Stradale that was introduced in September.

Similar to the SF90 Stradale, the first high-performance plug-in hybrid convertible from Maranello is a series production model without a fixed quantity, unlike the recently unveiled Ferrari 812 Competizione pair.

The centrepiece of the Ferrari SF90 Spider is the retractable hardtop system, now in its most compact design and mass since its introduction on the Ferrari 458 Spider in 2011. Made of aluminium, the entire system weighs 40 kg lighter than regular hardtops as well as occupy just 100 litres of space rather than 150 to 200 litres.

It takes just 14 seconds to deploy the retractable hardtop and can be performed at speeds up to speeds of 45 km/h.  

PERFORMANCE

The plug-in hybrid powertrain from the SF90 Stradale is unchanged, which means its 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine and three electric motors (two in front, one in the transmission) still delivers a mind-boggling 1,000 hp and around 900 Nm of torque.

The retractable hardtop system and all the necessary reinforcements to the bodyshell has added 100 kg, bringing the SF90 Spider’s kerb weight (dry) to 1,670 kg. Zero to 100 km/h is still dispatched in just 2.5 seconds, but 200 km/h takes 0.3 seconds slower compared to the coupe model at 7.0 seconds.

  • Engine: 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 – 780 hp, 800 Nm
  • Electric Motors: 220 hp
  • Transmission: F1 8-speed dual-clutch, shift paddles, launch control
  • Drivetrain: Two-motor electric front axle, All-wheel drive
  • Battery capacity: 7.9 kWh
  • Total system max horsepower: 1,000 hp
  • 0-100 km/h: 2.5 seconds
  • 0-200 km/h: 7.0 seconds
  • Top speed: 340 km/h (pure electric: 135 km/h)
  • Electric range: 25 km

Like the SF90 Stradale, there are four modes in the eManettino that changes the energy deployment of the power unit. A special Qualify mode disperses the full system output of 1,000 hp and prioritises maximum performance over battery charging, similar to a qualifying lap in Formula 1 racing.  

EXTERIOR

The Ferrari Styling Centre’s meticulous crafting of the tonneau area has integrated it seamlessly with the rest of the car, an achievement that is even more astonishing because the V8 engine is still clearly visible through the transparent cover regardless of the hard top’s position.

The front brake calipers have an integrated aerodynamic appendage, where air flow beginning from the slot under the headlights is charged up and flow to the brake pads and disc. Specially formed geometry on the forged wheels then act like rotor blades to evacuate the hot air.

  • Retractable hardtop made of aluminium, opening /closing time of 14 seconds
  • Tonneau cover with integrated rear buttresses
  • Shut-off Gurney rear spoiler
  • 20-inch rims with staggered tyre sizing
  • 390 kg of downforce at 250 km/h with Assetto Fiorano package

INTERIOR

In the cabin of the SF90 Spider, everything ahead of the occupants is the same as the SF90 Stradale. Driver and passenger sit slightly more forward and lower together with a view through steeper-raked windscreen. Various personalisation is available such as upholstery material, floor finishing as well as seats.  

  • 16-inch curved digital instrument cluster
  • Multi-function steering wheel including ignition, power unit mode, wiper and lights
  • Digital gearshift gate
  • Passenger information display
  • Trim pieces for comfortable top-down motoring

PRICING

The Ferrari SF90 Spider in Malaysia is priced starting from RM2,088,000 before taxes, duties, insurance and customisation options, making it close to 10% more than the SF90 Stradale coupe.

This example in Giallo Montecarlo and all the carbon fibre items on the catalogue plus more arrive at an estimated cost of RM2,700,000, before all the necessary duties and taxes.

The Assetto Fiorano pack meanwhile includes higher-performance items such as Multimatic shock absorbers, a reduction of 21 kg of kerb weight via carbon fibre and titanium materials as well as circuit-oriented Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres.    


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