Ferrari SF90 Versione Speciale to go on sale

Ferrari's original SF90 was released in 2019, but a special, more powerful version will soon go on sale.

After it was spotted at Ferrari’s base in Maranello, it’s believed that their track-focused version of the SF90 is on the verge of being released, with it currently being dubbed as the SF90 Versione Speciale.

Ferrari released the SF90 Stradale back in 2019, with the new car set to be an immense upgrade of the original hypercar.

The Stradale is a plug-in hybrid and boasts a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine, which is capable of producing 986hp.

Given that the Versione Speciale is going to be designed for the track, the likelihood is that it may possess more power; reports suggest that the Speciale will have an upgraded version of the Stradale’s engine.

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Based on the images seen so far, the Versione Special looks drastically different to the production-spec SF90, with its huge rear wing being impossible to miss.

As well as having a massive rear wing, the track-focused version appears to have a re-designed front bumper and a much more aggressive splitter, whilst a new slot is also seen underneath the headlights.

There also looks set to be three new vents on the front and rear fenders, with the side skirts also being more prominent.

The Versione Speciale is believed to be above the SF90 Assetto Fiorano, with the huge rear wing again being the biggest difference between the Speciale and any previous version of the SF90.

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With it being a track-focused version, the likelihood is that Ferrari will be more concerned with lap times than anything else, especially around their Fiorano test circuit.

Should the Versione Speciale be quick around the test track, then the Ferrari F1 side will perhaps take some inspiration, given their current struggles.

The Maranello-based team currently found themselves fourth in the Constructors’ Championship and without a podium from the opening three rounds, marking a woeful start to the year.

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Ferrari are the only frontrunner not to have claimed a podium so far, with the Italians now hoping they can end their poor run of form at this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

In order to be strong at the Baku City Circuit then Ferrari will have to turn their engines up, meaning they’ll likely be at risk of another engine failure.

Charles Leclerc actually retired from the race in Baku last season following a power unit failure, which occurred whilst he was leading the race.