In the world of Formula 1 it is said that after all “everyone is a Ferrari fan”. Is that the Italian brand is the only one that has been since the creation of the highest category and the one that has a range of dream sports cars. but say it like this Max Verstappenyou just received one.
The two-time Formula 1 champion was discovered by a TikTok user who recorded the moment he was delivered a brand new coupe from the Maranello house, in color Fire red.
It is a SF90 Stradale, the brand’s first plug-in hybrid model little horse, and the delivery included an unveiling like the ones you do in car presentations and an explanation of the vehicle’s functions.
The delivery was made to a Ferrari agency in Monaco, where the Dutch driver has his residence, and where his rival Charles Leclerc, originally from the principality, toured an SF90 Stradale in a deserted city during the pandemic to film the version. modern of. The big datethe short film that showed an in-depth journey through the streets of Paris, in 1976.
This isn’t the first Ferrari that Verstappen will park in his garage. Various media indicate that he already owns a 488 Pista and a spectacular Monza SP2.
From the past association between Red Bull and Aston Martin had several copies left. British publications assure that he owns a DB11, as well as owning a Vantage and a DBS Superleggera.
And the world champion is also believed to own an exotic Aston Martin Valkyrie, the hypercar designed by Red Bull’s own Adrian Newey.
He had also bought a Porsche 911 GT3 RS. After winning the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix, Verstappen became the youngest driver to win a Formula 1 race, he celebrated that milestone with the acquisition of that 500bhp beast.
Four engines and 1,000 horsepower
After the LaFerrari, the first hybrid model of the Italian brand, Ferrari has evolved with this SF90 Stradale which not only It combines the combustion engine with other electric onesthree in this case, but their batteries can also be recharged by connecting them to a power grid.
In this way, this supercar can offer a fully electric range. And although it is a limited radius (25 kilometres), it is enough not to be banned from entering certain areas of some European cities which are gradually banning the entry of models with internal combustion engines.
But that certainly wasn’t what prompted Verstappen to buy a SF90 Stradale. The powertrain of this coupe consists of a V8 engine and three electric machines. Together they generate 1,000 horsepower.
The combustion engine is centrally positioned at the rear, with 8 cylinders, which form a 90º V, and is supercharged by a turbocharger: it delivers 780 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque. It is linked to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
One of the electric motors is mounted between the V8 and the transmission and the other two are on the front axle, which ends up giving Four-wheel drive.
The declared performances are infernal: it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds, from 0 to 200 km/h in 6.7 seconds and the declared top speed is 340 km/h. Its price starts at 430,000 euros.
Ben Stock is a journalist working for News Rebeat, where he covers the automobile section. With a passion for cars and the industry, Ben brings insightful and in-depth reporting to his readers.