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Ferrari SF90 Stradale

(2019 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

63
%
C

Used car score:

57
%
D

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

84
%
A

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

60
%
B

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

25
%
E

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

63
%
C

Used car score:

57
%
D

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

84
%
A

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

60
%
B

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

25
%
E

Summary


The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is a two-door mid-engined ‘Berlinetta’ coupé and ‘Spider’ convertible, which is the Italian brand’s first plug-in hybrid.

Going on sale in 2019 as Ferrari’s flagship production model, the SF90 Stradale shares its name with an F1 race car – ‘SF90’ standing for the 90th anniversary of the Scuderia Ferrari racing team. The most powerful production model in Ferrari’s modern range, this sports car uses a 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 paired with three separate electric motors for a combined output that is just shy of 1,000hp.

Although it is longer and heavier than the rest of the Ferrari range, the SF90 Stradale can complete a 0-62 sprint in 2.5 seconds, which is four tenths of a second faster than the F8 Tributo. Using just the electric motors and battery, the SF90 can travel a maximum of 16 miles from full charge, the same as the newer 296 GTB plug-in hybrid.

Both coupé and convertible variants have received very favourable review scores from the British media – Auto Express calls the SF90 Stradale “intoxicating”, Top Gear simply describes it as “stunning”, and Driving Electric argues that it “sets a new benchmark in the high-end supercar market”, displaying what the future of the Ferrari brand should look like.

Despite its practically unparalleled pace and power, a number of reviewers take issue with the car’s driving dynamics, and comment that cheaper Ferrari sports cars are arguably more fun to drive. “The handling feels electronically manipulated and managed on the limit of grip”, Autocar explains. “This isn’t the flattering, free-flowing delight we hoped it might be and, although fast, it could be more fun.”

Auto Express agrees, arguing that alternatives within the Ferrari arsenal are more involving, with more “delicacy” in high-speed corners. That said, anyone searching for ferocious amounts of mid-engined power doesn’t need to look elsewhere. “If you want the ultimate Ferrari road car, the SF90 is it. Roof open or closed.”

As of January 2024, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale holds a New Car Expert Rating of C with a score of 63%. This includes both the coupé and Spider versions.

SF90 Stradale highlights

  • Fastest production Ferrari ever made
  • Ferocious hybrid powertrain
  • Luxurious and high-tech interior
  • Sharp handling

SF90 Stradale lowlights

  • Seriously expensive
  • Not very efficient by plug-in hybrid standards
  • Not particularly practical for day-to-day use
  • Cheaper Ferraris are more involving

Key specifications


Body style: Two-door, mid-engined coupé and convertible
Engines:
petrol/electric plug-in hybrid
Price:
From £374,420 on-road

Launched: Summer 2019
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

Auto Express

+

Autocar

+

Car

+

Driving Electric

+

Evo

+

Top Gear

+

Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

No safety rating

As of January 2024, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP. Due to its price and exculsivity, it is unlikely to be crash tested in the future.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2024, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. Due to its price and exculsivity, it is unlikely to have its emissions tested in the future.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

No reliability rating

As of January 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Ferrari SF90 Stradale to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using workshop and extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy, sourced from both official dealerships and independent workshops. 

As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the SF90 Stradale, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Plug-in hybrid models46 mpgC44 – 47 mpgC – C
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Plug-in hybrid models156 g/kmB149 – 162 g/kmB – C
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models50F50 – 50F – F

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is a very expensive car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

While the car’s average fuel economy of 46 mpg is decent, it is actually not that competitive by plug-in hybird standards, and insurance premiums are in the most expensive bracket too.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Ferrari SF90 Stradale has received

2020

  • iF Design Awards – Gold Award
  • Red Dot Awards – Best of the Best Design Award
  • Top Gear Awards – Eco-Warrior of the Year

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The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is astoundingly powerful and seriously good-looking, but reviewers conclude that it lacks the finesse of its mid-engined siblings.Ferrari SF90 Stradale