Ferrari SF90 Stradale etymology: What does it name and letters mean?

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is the company’s first plug-in hybrid, and has a crazy 1000PS (736kW / 986hp), but what does its name mean?


According to the company, the SF90 Stradale was named in “reference to the 90th anniversary of the foundation of Scuderia Ferrari”, the company’s F1 racing team.

This means the SF is an initialism for Scuderia Ferrari, with the 90 suffix pointing at the team’s 90th birthday.

Stradale is Italian for road, implying this new vehicle is a race car made for the road or a road-going vehicle with race-inspired components.

To rub the point in even further, the company has named the two motor electric front axle RAC-e.



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Ferrari SF90 Stradale etymology: What does it name and letters mean?