Watch Ferrari SF90 Stradale Hybrid Drag Race Tuned BMW M3 With 750 HP

The Ferrari’s V8 and three electric motors make 986 horsepower.

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is proof that electrification can be great for performance. The plug-in hybrid supercar makes nearly 1,000 horsepower from its engine and electric motors, which are put to the test in a new drag race video where the Ferrari races a tuned BMW M3 sedan.

The Ferrari uses a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine with three electric motors and an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The plug-in hybrid, revealed in 2019, makes a combined 986 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. The engine makes 768 hp, with the motors adding the extra oomph – Ferrari placed one on the rear axle and two on the front.

All that power allows the SF90 to hit 60 miles per hour in a claimed 2.5 seconds. It can speed to 125 mph in just 6.7 seconds and has a top speed of 211 mph. It even bested the Ferrari LaFerrari around the automaker’s Fiorano test track, lapping it in 1:19 to the LaFerrari’s time of 1:19.70.

The Ferrari’s hybrid setup offers a pure-electric driving mode with a range of up to 16 miles and a limited top speed of 84 mph. Ferrari designed the body for aerodynamics, with the SF90 Stradale generating 860 pounds of downforce at 155 mph.

We saw the BMW M3 race a few weeks ago against a stock 911 Turbo S. The sedan features BMW’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine. It initially made 510 hp and 479 lb-ft of twist from the factory, but an assortment of aftermarket upgrades increased the output to 750 hp and 663 lb-ft of torque. The BMW routes power to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

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The Ferrari won all three races, with the first being the closest. The SF90 crossed the finish line ahead of the M3 by a bumper, winning the next two races by much wider margins. The Ferrari also beat the BMW in the two rolling races. While the M3 produces enormous power, completing the quarter-mile in 10.1 seconds, the Ferrari just makes more. It finished the race in 9.8 seconds. 

Italy’s hybrid supercar also won the brake test, stopping at a shorter distance even though the two weigh about the same. Ferrari’s brakes provided superior braking performance, which one would expect from a six-figure, 1,000-hp hypercar. 

And we’ll get a more potent version that should debut later this year. Our spy photographers recently captured a hotter version of the SF90. The photos captured the car with major aerodynamic upgrades, including a new massive rear wing and a prominent front lip. It could be called the SF90 LM and feature a host of track-focused upgrades.

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