“The new Ferrari SF90 Stradale Spider is said to be taking driving to a positively stratospheric level“– Paul Ebeling
To drive any Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is to take a journey into an intensely emotional landscape. And with the new SF90 Spider, passion for driving reaches heights that are very nearly beyond imagination.
Ferrari has proven with the SF90 Stradale, the most powerful road Ferrari ever made each and every trip is a mind-expanding experience. With the new SF90 Spider, the driver will need to recalibrate his/her every sense, as Head of Product Marketing, Emanuele Carando, confirms: “Everything is engineered to melt the driver and car together: two bodies, one soul, to discover the ultimate essence of pure driving emotion. It’s an experience you will never forget.”
The SF90 Spider offers the unique ability to open up its RHT (retractable hard top), allowing your emotions to be fully amplified by the wind around you, the infinite sky above and, perhaps above all, the pure sound of this exceptional Ferrari.
Chief Technology Officer, Michael Leiters, expands: “If we talk about driving emotions, we have to talk about the sound. Low revs: basses, high revs: soprano. Thrilling metallic sounds. It’s like a symphony. The faster you go, the more volume you want to have. And now we enter in a new dimension. And this is the sound of this new dimension.”
It’s not just the soundtrack that reaches new heights in the SF90 Spider. Ferrari’s ingenious RHT concept means open-air driving can be achieved in a mere 14 seconds, even while on the move. The RHT’s remarkable compactness is beautifully integrated into the overall shape, as Chief Design Officer, Flavio Manzoni, elaborates: “The two rear buttresses sit on a very iconic feature, the flying bridge, an architectural element that gives a forward tension that we call the slingshot effect.”
Despite its light weight, the RHT maximises comfort on board, roof up or down. When you’re open to the elements, huge efforts have been made to ensure the quality of the airflow in the cabin, with an adjustable electric rear window guaranteeing superb comfort even at high speeds.
As ever with Ferrari, aerodynamics are extremely advanced. Among many innovations are the rear active shut-off Gurney and forged wheels with profiles that recall Ferrari F1 methods. Downforce of 390kg at 250km/h is an absolute benchmark among road cars.
Here is another special sensation
The entire engine bay is fully on show, brilliantly integrating the V8 turbo engine into the design. This immensely powerful 780 cv engine is supplemented by three electric motors (1 at the rear and 2 up front), resulting in an unparalleled combined power output of 1,000 cv. This plug-in hybrid system ensures performance levels unmatched by any other production spider.
Yet the SF90 Spider remains amazingly uncomplicated to drive, adjusting power to suit the conditions.
The driver simply selects 1 of 4 modes: eDrive, Hybrid, Performance and Qualify on the eManettino. The AWD (all-wheel drive) system contributes to astonishing acceleration times of 0-100 km/h in 2.5 secs and 0-200 km/h in 7.0 secs.
The 2 electric motors up front work with an enhanced dynamic control system, eSSC, so that when you steer into a corner the car is ready to help you. Torque Vectoring delivers torque independently to the inside and outside wheels, significantly improving traction out of corners and making it easier and more intuitive to drive on the limit with confidence.
Into the cabin, Ferrari’s ‘eyes on the road, hands on the steering wheel’ philosophy is clear to see. You control almost everything without the need to move your hands from the steering wheel, using either the clever touchpad or your voice by simply saying, “Ciao Ferrari”. The central instrument cluster is now entirely digital, with a brilliantly innovative 16-in curved HD screen.
It may seem impossible to make the emotional experience even richer, but an even more extreme level of sensation is available with the Assetto Fiorano specification. This adds Multimatic dampers (derived from GT racing experience), lightweight parts to reduce overall weight by 21kg, a carbon-fibre rear spoiler and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, as well as an optional 2-tone livery.
Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer, Enrico Galliera, sums up the true achievement of the SF90 Spider: “We have really gone beyond this time. Beyond imagination, beyond the concept of sports cars, beyond what we normally mean by driving emotions.”
Ferrari is The Aristocrat of the automotive sector.
Our overall technical outlook is Bullish, a Key indicators are Bullish long-term. Ferrari reported strong earnings for Q-3 on 3 November.
A live audio webcast and conference call of the Y 2020 Q-3 results was at 2:00p GMT / 3:00p CET / 9:00s EST Tuesday, 3 November.
For those unable to participate in the live session, a replay will remain archived on Ferrari’s corporate website (http://corporate.ferrari.com) through 16 November.
Ferrari finished trading Friday at 205.88 in NY. It’s all time high was marked at 213.48 marked intraday Monday, 9 November. All technical indicators are Very Bullish there is Strong support at 184.58, there is no overhead resistance.
The Maranello Outfit’s shares were raised to Buy from Hold at HSBC, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America. UBS is not calling the stock at 365. And that is higher than our call at 300, so I am reevaluating our number, stay tuned.
Ferrari will continue to create value in the long term as it becomes the world’s 1st Super Luxury brand.
Ferrari is a quality 1st long term luxury products investment, and I called it at it at 200+/share and sided with BAML to 230 long term.
Thursday, 13 August I raised my long term target to 300, a Strong Bull call, the strongest on the Street.
Ferrari has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price at 209.69.
The Maranello Outfit’s shares were raised to Buy from Hold at HSBC.
Ferrari will continue to create value in the long term. Ferrari is a quality 1st long term luxury products investment, and I have called it at it at 200+/share long term, adjusting it to 230/share short term.
The stock is now considered defensive in the sector.
There is F1 Racing in Istanbul this weekend, tune in.
Have a healthy weekend, Keep the Faith!