How does Ferrari's PHEV stack up to the upcoming Tesla Roadster?
Ferrari has taken an important baby step towards electrification with their latest production supercar, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) — with three electric motors (2 at the front, one at the rear axle) coupled with a V8 engine — which goes from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.5 secs. Meanwhile, with a pure electric drivetrain, the next-gen Tesla Roadster prototype does it in 2.1 secs.
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Side-by-Side: Ferrari SF90 Stradale PHEV and next-gen Tesla Roadster BEV (Source: Ferrari and Tesla)
Since Ferrari did not provide the 0-60 mph numbers, the comparison needs to be 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h), and, according to Tesla's website, the next-gen Roadster goes from 0-100 km/h in 2.1 secs (while 0-60 mph is 1.9 secs).
The Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous currently holds the 0-60 mph record for a production car clocking in at 2.28 secs outgunning the most powerful ICE drivetrains out there. Even when these ICE-mobiles are augmented with electric motors, they still can't beat the all-electric Tesla Roadster's rocket-like speed which remains beyond reach from what any other production supercar can achieve today.
And a Ferrari is a Ferrari when it comes to the price — the SF90 Stradale has a $1 million dollar price tag vs. the next-gen Tesla Roadster which only costs $200,000 — even the Founder's Series Roadster has a $250,000 price tag and most of these (at the outset) are being given away for free to Tesla's referral program winners.