Therapy and a Prancing Horse

The Ferrari SF90 XX Stradale has been a first for Ferrari in several ways.

Firstly, it is the most aerodynamically efficient Ferrari ever produced.

Secondly, it has twice the amount of downforce as the standard (not the best word to refer to a Ferrari) SF90.

Thirdly, it is the fastest road car ever built by Ferrari.

The SF90 XX broke the record at Ferrari’s Fiorano test track. The SF90 XX shaved 1.4 seconds off the previous record the SF90 Assetto Fiorano held.

The SF90 XX is a plug-in hybrid with a 4.0 litre V8 engine; the engine provides 769hp, and the three electric motors a further 217hp.

With this power output, the SF90 XX hits 62mph in 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 211mph.

The Ferrari SF90 XX Stradale is a high-performance limited series, track-focused version of the Ferrari SF90 Stradale.

Stradale means road-going, and attaching that nomenclature to a ‘track-focused’ car seems odd.

Possibly because Ferrari often preserves previous XX models and only brought out for track days, whilst the SF90 XX claims to be ‘road-user friendly.’

The SF90 XX, is the first street-legal Ferrari with a fixed rear wing since the F40 and F50.

It is said, ‘The best therapy has four wheels and a prancing horse badge.’

And who am I to disagree?