Ferrari’s Newest Changes


Alex Barbarisi, Staff Writer

Every 4 years or so Ferrari significantly changes their line-up of cars.  This year one of Ferrari’s flagship models has been remodeled and renamed, as well as adding three completely new models to their line-up of cars.  

This year we will see the end of the Ferrari 488 and all submodels of the 488.  This car will still live on under a new platform known as the Ferrari F8 Tributo.  This newest model has similar, but updated styling, and also contains an updated version of the 3.9L Twin-Turbocharged V8.  The F8 will also have 710 horsepower as compared to the 488’s 661 horsepower.  The new F8 will also do 0-62 mph in an impressive 2.9 seconds and has a topspeed of 211 mph.  Out of the dealership, a new F8 Tributo will cost you $276,550. 

One of the three completely new models is the new Ferrari Roma.  For the first time in modern day Ferrari made a level between their entry level sports car (Ferrari Portofino) and their mid-engined flagship car (F8 Tributo).  The Roma is a front mid-engined rear wheel drive, so the design is most similar to the Ferrari Portofino.  Ferrari has put a detuned version of the 3.9L Twin-Turbocharged V8 with a respectable 612 horsepower in the Ferrari Roma.  0-62 mph comes in 3.4 seconds and a top speed just shy of 200 at 199 mph.  Another fact about the car is that Ferrari has decided to advertise this car on Youtube, unlike any other of their cars.  The Roma’s starting price is $222,630.  

The second new model Ferrari has added to their lineup is the Ferrari SF90 Stradale.  The SF90 Stradale is the same as the F8 Tributo when it comes to the styling.  The only differing factor between the F8 and the SF90 is the electric motor as well as the gas motor in the SF90.  The new SF90 is a hybrid supercar with three electric motors that combined make 217 horsepower, combined with the same engine in the F8, but bored out to be a 4.0L the SF90 makes an impressive 986 horsepower total.  0-62 takes a mere 2.5 seconds and the top speed is rated at 211, the same as the F8.  This power, however, does come at a steep price of $625,000.  

Lastly, the third new model Ferrari has created is the Ferrari Monza SP1 and Ferrari Monza SP2.  The only difference between the two is the SP1 is a one seater while the SP2 is a two seater.  The Monza SP line is very limited on production numbers, believed to be less than 500 in the world.  The Monza SP1 and SP2 are both powered by a 6.5L V12 with 810 horsepower, out of the Ferrari 812 Superfast.  0-62 mph takes 2.9 seconds and they have a top speed of 186 mph.  The Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 cannot be legally registered in the United States due to the lack of safety features on these open top sports cars.  Due to the limited production these cars come at an astonishing price tag, the SP1 will cost $1.75 million while the SP2 will cost $2 million.