The Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah is a natural phenomenon that is estimated to hold approximately 147 million tons of salt, nearly 90 percent of which is common table salt. For the automotive community, however, this is a place of many land speed records and even Ferrari is paying a tribute with its latest video.
The Italian supercar manufacturer took its latest and greatest model, the SF90 Stradale, to the salt flats and filmed the car doing what it does best. Of course, Ferrari used an example equipped with the Assetto Fiorano package which further enhances the model’s “racing spirit.” Translating the cooperative marketing speech, the package cuts 30 kilograms (66 pounds) from the vehicle’s curb weight thanks to titanium springs and exhaust, and carbon-fibre wheels.
Gallery: 2020 Ferrari SF90 Stradale first drive
While the final sales numbers for 2021 are not out yet, Ferrari already has solid reasons to celebrate. During the first nine months of last year, the Maranello-based automaker delivered 8,206 cars globally which represents a major 27-percent increase compared to 2020. The Americas saw a 40-percent increase in demand, but mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan had the heaviest impact with 109.2 percent jump in sales.
As a reminder, the SF90 Stradale uses a hybrid powertrain pairing a turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 with three electric motors for a combined system output of 986 bhp (735 kilowatts). The hybrid powertrain makes 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-metres) of torque. In stock form, the supercar is able to sprint from a standstill to 60 miles per hour (0-96 kilometres per hour) in 2.5 seconds and hit 125 mph (201 kph) in 6.7 seconds. The top speed is rated at 211 mph (339 kph).
We’ve seen plenty of videos with the SF90 and we know it’s stunningly fast. Watching it dance around the Bonneville Salt Flats is even more impressive, though.