Ferrari SF90 Stradale Assetto Fiorano Sets The Record For Fastest Production Car Lap!

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Soveena | 06-09-2021 03:00 PM

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale Assetto Fiorano set the record on the almost 4-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for the fastest lap recorded by a production car. The vehicle lapped the circuit at 1:29.625 seconds, along with a maximum speed of 281 km/h. 

“It was a great moment to witness, seeing how the impressive performance of the Ferrari SF90 Stradale put down this lap record on July 15,” says Mark Raffauf, Senior Director of Race Operations at International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), which oversaw the test.

“The Indianapolis Motor Speedway was built in 1909 to be a proving ground for automobiles of all makes, and we have remained true to that DNA since. Whether it is competing in purpose-built race cars or setting new standards in production cars, the historic 2.5-mile oval and the challenging road course at IMS continue to be automotive development and performance catalysts like none other. Across 112 years of history, we’ve always been excited to be part of these important milestones,” said IMS President J. Douglas Boles.

“The SF90 Stradale derives its name from 90 years of the Scuderia Ferrari, underscoring the vital importance of motorsports in the development of our road cars,” says Matteo Torre, President, Ferrari North America, “so running the SF90 Stradale here at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during Ferrari Racing Days, where we also had the Ferrari Challenge, XX and F1 Clienti programmes on-track this weekend, was fitting indeed.”

It is said that the model is the most powerful Prancing Horse ever. Not forgetting that it is also the first series-production PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle). 

So what puts the new Ferrari SF90 Stradale at the top of its segment? 

Some of the characteristics include a 1,000 cv, a weight-to-power ratio of 1.57 kg/cv, and 390 kg of downforce at 250 km/h. Making the V8 a top-of-the-range model for the first time in the marque’s history!

Following that, the model offers a choice between the SF90 Stradale and a version with a more sports-oriented specification. 

Highlights of the Assetto Fiorano include special GT racing-derived Multimatic shock absorbers, extra lightweight features made from high-performance materials such carbon fibre (door panels, underbody) and titanium (springs, entire exhaust line). This allows for the weight-saving of 30 kg. 

On top of that, this version also has a high downforce carbon fibre rear spoiler that generates 390 kg of downforce at 250 km/h. Individuals who are interested can even order Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2R tyres along with the Assetto Fiorano as the tyres are designed specifically to improve performance on the track.

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