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Spy Shots: Ferrari SF90 Caught Testing on the Ring


Ferrari was caught testing a track only SF90, which could get the “Challenge” moniker on the Ring. Looking at the photos, you see lots of “Ferrari Races” and “Ferrari Challenge” stickers as well as a blue decal of the “Adler Pelzer Group,” which is a “Corse Clienti” partner for customers who enjoy racing on the track. And there’s a little side story that gives away this SF90’s identity: The giant rear wing is by far too big for a road-legal car. Therefore, engineers kept going on and off the Nürburgring race circuit with the prototype, each time adding and removing the spoiler when entering or leaving the track. The spoiler was transported separately by a Fiat Ducato.

What engine lurks underneath remains unknown, but the existing SF90 makes a total of 986 hp from a twin-turbo 4.0L V8 and three electric motors. It’s not clear whether this track-focused machine will increase the output even more or if the aerodynamic tweaks would be the major upgrades for this version.


Photo credit: Brian Williams, SpiedBilde