Ferrari SF90 Stradale Gears Up For C8 Corvette Zora26
GM Authority spy photographers have captured a new Ferrari SF90 Stradale prototype testing near the Italian automaker’s headquarters in Maranello, Italy.
This prototype features a revised version of the front clip used on the production Ferrari SF90 Stradale, which integrates a different front center intake section and a tall, boxy heat extractor on top of the hood. This heat extractor is somewhat curious, as the SF90 Stradale is of course a mid-engine vehicle with the engine positioned behind the cockpit.
One possible explanation for the presence of this boxy heat extractor is that Ferrari is testing different front electric motors on this prototype. These new motors may generate more heat than those used in the current production model, requiring additional cooling. If this is the case, Ferrari is likely to implement a more elegant and permanent cooling solution for these motors, as the squared-off intake doesn’t gel with the sleek styling of the mid-engine supercar.
Ferrari typically releases more hardcore, performance-focused variants of its mid-engine supercars, so it’s likely that this prototype is being used to develop a faster, more track-focused SF90 Stradale variant. This rumored future SF90 Stradale model may be comparable to the upcoming C8 Corvette Zora, which is expected to be powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.5L V8 LT7 DOHC engine mated to a hybrid-electric drivetrain, with output reaching up to 1,000 horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of torque. Like the SF90, the C8 Corvette Zora will also feature a front-mounted electric motor (or motors) and small electric battery, providing an all-wheel drivetrain.
The production Ferrari SF90 Stradale features a plug-in hybrid powertrain consisting of a twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 engine, three electric motors and a 7.9 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. This setup gives the car 986 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, enabling it to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in roughly 2.5 seconds and top out at 211 mph. The rumored performance-focused model would likely offer sharper handling, slightly lower acceleration figures and a higher top speed.
We’ll be keeping an eye on Ferrari as it continues to develop the SF90 Stradale in the coming months. The C8 Corvette Zora, meanwhile, is expected to appear sometime before mid-decade.
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The Ferrari definitely has some style….
The C8 is just plain ugly with the boomerang rear quarter. You figure GM should have done a better job in the bodywork department.
Lo tuyo Lutero que ni soñando vas a tener ni el Ferrari ni el Corvette, sigue con tu mierdecilla de coche podrido y deja de criticar
Ugly boomerang rear quarter? Bet u r the same person that like rear boomerang quarter of Lambo SVJ! Guess what …it looks the same 🤨
While I don’t agree that the C8 is ugly, the Ferrari is a beauty.
Gm authority do you guys have any pictures of the taillights for this? I think they look super cool. If you do can you post them in the article?
If GM builds it, the vehicle will always have some kind of flaw in the eyesight of every keen eyed critic. if Someone else builds it, the critics always called it beautiful. Wow!
Wonder what MSRP will be on this beauty – and – what the dealer markups may be.
I think GM did a great job on the first generation mid engine Corvette. The quality of the interior is far more superior then any other generation. I believe as the next generations of mid engines evolve the Corvette will only get better.
And, I believe you have your head up your ass…………nuff said……….
Luther, it’s an opinion.
Your difference of opinion is noted.
The reprehensible method you chose to disagree
speaks volumes about your character.
Steve, I agree with you 100%, Chevrolet did a fantastic job on the C8! I think it’s a beautiful automobile and I can’t wait to get my 2022 Torch Red Coupe!
Based on Luthers comments I picture him living in his moms basement with a worn out picture of Magnum P.I. standing in front of that p.o.s. Ferrari 308. How am I doing?
You’re prob right Don. Don’t forget about his daily driver Yugo in moms driveway.
You wrote this as you self fornicate in your parents basement looking at your Silverado poster.
Cannot wait to see an example of the Z06. FANTASTIC!
I love my C8! Just sayin!
A real car !
Going through the largest GM dealer in Canada O was told that I would get the C8 ZR1 quicker than the Z06.
So I put a deposit down on it, sight unseen of course. Think about that Luther while you take the bus to the gaming center.
If the order books aren’t open, all you have is a deposit at a dealer and a piece of paper.
Luther, calling the C8 “just plain ugly” is such a ridiculous statement, I must consider it a joke
or a failed attempt to relieve your jealousy. Every time I go downstairs and look at my loaded tincoat red
Starship, it looks like the prettiest car in the world to me. And that my friend, is all that counts.
People have different opinions then you some think it’s ugly and some don’t. Some think a Ferrari f40 is ugly and some don’t. And if it that’s all that counts as you say you wouldn’t of ever write your comment in the first place.
Obviously you have no skin in the game You are not aware that you have to get your name on the list (#6 in the entire country) very early or you will wait years for your car? Or what is your point because your comment makes no sense.
Man! I can’t wait to get my 2022 C8 Corvette Stingray in Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic. A 2LT, Z51 and a bunch of other goodies/options. A few weeks ago the dealer sent me the link to sign up for order updates. I wasn’t able to order it with carbon fiber mirrors due to supply issues. I’ll just have to add those later.
Eric, I’ve been waiting for almost 11 months for my Torch Red coupe! My neighbor got his in 11 months so I’m hoping I hear from my dealer soon. I did my part I made my down payment. I’m just waiting for GM to give me a Vin number and build date! Can’t wait!
I’ve been waiting 10 months. I speculate another 2 months. Hopefully not much longer than that. The hurricanes were a set back.
Eric, good luck in your per suite of your dream car and of mine as well! Hopefully we will both hear soon! After all I have read they will start production of the 2023 C8 in early May! Let’s just hope they fill all the orders for 2022! A new 2023 would be nice but I’m sure that comes with a price increase! Keep your fingers crossed!