Ferrari’s fastest production car is an electric hybrid

The SF90 is the successor to today’s 488GTB, the V8-powered entry-level sports car in Ferrari’s line.

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When Ferrari’s hybrid-electric LaFerrari debuted in 2013, the idea of a hybrid Ferrari, even one with 950 horsepower, seemed antithetical to the idea of the snorting prancing horse from Maranello.

The necessity of electric assistance has since become accepted, both to achieve higher performance and to permit vehicles to operate in European cities that restrict cars powered by combustion

Still, the announcement of the Ferrari SF90 (named for the 90th anniversary of the foundation of Scuderia Ferrari, Enzo’s racing team that predated his car-making company) comes as a bit of a shock: 986 total horsepower from an all-wheel drive hybrid-electric super sports car.

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Fastest hybrid cars: from McLaren P1 to Honda NSX

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Ferrari Set to Reveal New Hybrid Supercar this Month

It’s been a while since Ferrari first dropped the hint that it would add a new hybrid to its line-up and now, according to CEO Louis Camilleri, we’ll be getting to see it before the end of this month.

The hybrid will be one of five new models coming from the Maranello-based manufacturer, said the chief executive, and there are some signs more than one of these products will rely on an electrified boost to performance. But that should surprise fewer and fewer Ferrari fans considering the broad push towards battery propulsion in the supercar and hypercar segments.

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Ferrari’s hybrid supercar delivers 1000 horsepower

Ferrari NV unveiled its first production-volume plug-in hybrid, the 1,000-horsepower SF90 Stradale, as the supercar maker aims to keep pace with tightening emissions regulations, while still satisfying its power-hungry customers.

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Company chief executive officer Louis Camilleri described the new car as ‘astounding, fast and completely revolutionary.’

It would be equipped with three electric motors, adding 220 horsepower to a 780-horsepower V8 turbo combustion engine ‘ the highest output of any eight-cylinder engine in Ferrari history, according to a statement on Wednesday.

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A Shot at Hot: Near 90F Today – Smoky Skies From Canadian Fires

Easing Into a More Summer-like Pattern? Entrepreneur. Noun. “Person who operates a business, taking on greater than normal financial risks.” Farmers are America’s original entrepreneurs, taking on significant risk with uncertain returns.

Lately it’s been a 1-2-3 punch. Low prices, tariffs, now the wettest 12-month period in U.S. history. Flooding is pervasive and widespread. According to USDA 90 percent of corn and 66 percent of beans should be in the ground by now. The actual numbers: 58 percent corn and 29 percent soybeans.

Which is why I’m relieved to track an apparent shift in the pattern. We may finally be pushing into a warmer, drier, more summer-like pattern; with spotty T-showers vs. widespread monsoon rains.

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