German tuning company upgrades Ferrari to 1109 horsepower

Ferrari have introduced over 50 supercar models over the years, and they are expected to have made over 10,000 cars in the coming years.

Ferrari have teamed up with Novitec to work on their new supercar, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale, to achieve a top speed of 211 mph.

Recent models to have hit the headlines have been the Roma, the SF90 Spider, and the 296 GTB, but the latest edition has moved the company closer to establishing a hypercar range.

Novitec were brought in to enhance the ECU and exhaust systems on the car, helping the 4-litre engine achieve 1109 horsepower as well as 0-60 in 2.5 seconds.

It takes another 4.2 seconds for it to reach 124mph, and it produces 590 inches per square foot of torque.

The V8 engine is turbocharged, with three plug-in electric motors available to the driver, who will have to pay over $500,000 for the pleasure.

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The Spider, the open top sister of the Stradale, will put in the same stats, but is around $57,000 more expensive.

The latest model in the range is a more aggressive statement from Ferrari than the more luxurious Roma introduced last year, which reaches speeds of 199mph, and produces 612 horsepower, catering more towards the laidback Ferrari driver.

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While Ferrari’s effort is not officially a hypercar, Red Bull designer Adrian Newey’s latest brainchild certainly is.

He has been developing a “no rules” car that gives drivers the feel of a Formula 1 car without actually driving a single seater, and it features technology and design concepts that are “banned” from the pinnacle of motorsport.

While many are limited by their imagination, Newey has only ever been held back by technical regulations, but the hypercar project he is currently working on allows him to unleash every idea he has with no constraints.

The Briton, who has been the mastermind behind nine constructors’ successes in his career, also helped with the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar in 2016.