All You Need is Carbon Fiber and $50,000 to Make the Ferrari SF90 Better
The question is: Can you really make a car like the Ferrari SF90 better?by Alina Moore, on LISTEN 02:57
When Ferrari unveiled the SF90 the world was mesmerized. Except for its amazing design, the SF90 is not only Ferrari’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle, but it is also more powerful and quicker than the LaFerrari. So, is there any possible way to improve a car like this? While gut wants to reply with a hasty no, the guys over 1016 Industries have a different opinion. While they decided the powertrain delivered more than enough, they wanted to make the SF90 look even better.
First of all, if the name 1016 Industries sounds familiar, it is because they just recently unveiled a 3D-printed carbon bodykit for the Rolls Royce Cullinan. That, of course, lives among many other cool projects they have.
And now back to the SF90. Carbon fiber is the main ingredient used for the new body kit, and according to 1016 Industries, it is available in a 1x1 weave or a "super-premium" 2x2 twill pattern that can be created in any desired color. Now let’s be fair - if you had $625,000 to buy the SF90, spending an extra $50k to improve the look of your supercar should be no problem. There are not many new elements included in the new body kit, but they will make a difference. Updates will include a new front lip priced at $7,200, front bumper flaps - $5,800, a new hood vent - $6,200, a roof spoiler- $6,200, new side skirts priced at $7,200, a new rear diffuser - $12,800, and a new trunk spoiler - $5,800. Although we have no price info, the SF90 is also equipped with a new set of wheels that fit the rest of the exterior look just perfectly.
While the company said nothing about how these new elements will improve the car’s performance figures, it did say that they "provide a lighter, stronger baseline for the SF90, allowing for even more nimble handling and performance for the 211-mph exotic." And, speaking of performance figures, we have to remind you the SF90 has a hybrid powertrain that combines three electric motors and a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine. The combustion engine produces 769 horsepower, while the trio of electric motors adds another 217 horsepower into the mix for a combined figure of 986 horsepower. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds and up to a top speed of 211 mph. 1016 Industries made no updates to the powertrain, so what you see here is what you get.
The Ferrari SF90 is no doubt a head-turner, but with the new carbon fiber package, it is even more appealing – if that’s even possible.