Ferrari SF90 Spider: Beautiful, fast convertible makes plug-in sexy again

The Ferrari SF90 Spider proves being a plug-in hybrid doesn’t have to be an ugly, soulless or slow affair.

Although other carmakers have abandoned power retractable hardtops, Ferrari is sticking with the design because it looks great, can fold up neatly, and doesn’t deform at speed. The SF90 Spider’s roof can open or close in 14 seconds, and works when driving.

The plug-in hybrid has a 3.9L twin-turbo V8 and 3 electric motors for a total of 735kW (985hp). It has a 0-100km/h time of 2.5s, and a top speed of 340km/h (211mph).

The V8 and one electric motor are connected to the rear axle via an 8-speed DCT, and there’s an electric motor for each front wheel.

In EV mode, the SF90 Spider is front wheel drive and has a WLTP range of up to 25km (15.5mi).