Ferrari introduced the SF90 Stradale in May 2019 before expanding the lineup in November 2020 with the SF90 Spider. In May this year, a partially disguised coupe prototype was spied on undergoing testing, hinting at a refresh for the plug-in hybrid Prancing Horse. It’s been caught a few times since then, and now the car paparazzi have spotted a different vehicle wearing what looks like a full production body.
It looks like the SF90 will undergo significant changes as the adjacent spy shots give the impression that the test vehicle has a longer body. The Ferrari seems to be following the long tail recipe used by McLaren and Pagani judging by the slightly flared rear end unless the disguise is playing tricks on us. Significant changes are planned at the front where the fabric hides a redesigned nose where there are likely to be aero and cooling tweaks.
Ferrari rarely talks about future products and therefore we will have to wait for the official reveal to find out about possible changes to the powertrain. With 986 horsepower coming from a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine and three electric motors, the SF90 Stradale packs quite a punch. However, we wouldn’t be too surprised if the combined output would hit the 1,000-hp mark for the “Versione Speciale” seen here.
Since launching the SF90 three and a half years ago, the Italian squad has scaled back its plug-in hybrid recipe to accommodate the V6 for the 296 GTB/Spider. In addition, the 499P Le Mans Hypercar prototype that was just introduced also uses a six-cylinder engine. The SF90 VS or whatever it’s called will likely keep its V8.
The updated Stradale could spawn a new track-only derivative judging by the recently spied on prototype with a massive rear wing. Ferrari is expected to introduce a revised SF90 sometime next year, with a possible replacement for the LaFerrari rumored to arrive in 2024. These are just two of the 15 cars planned to arrive in 2026, with a pure electric model slated to come out the year before.