At Fiorano Circuit, owned by Ferrari, the 2024 Ferrari SF90 XX Stradale set a new lap record for production cars.
A Ferrari test driver named Raffaele de Simone clocked a 1:17.3 in the new XX car. This made it 1.4 seconds faster than the standard SF90 Stradale with the Assetto Fiorano kit.
Before the SF90 XX, Ferrari’s XX cars could only be used on the track. This is the first XX car that can be driven on the street.
Plug-in hybrids come in two different types. One is a standard economy car, and the other has a 1016-hp engine with a twin-turbo V-8 and three electric motors. The second is the 2024 SF90 XX Stradale. It also just set a new record for the fastest lap time for a production car on Ferrari’s private Fiorano test track.
In-house test driver Raffaele de Simone pushed the new XX car to a 1:17.3 time around the track on October 16, 2023. The SF90 XX Stradale can now go around the same track 1.4 seconds faster than the SF90 Stradale with the Assetto Fiorano package, which had held the record before. The official time that de Simone set was 1:17.309, but Ferrari only publishes lap times down to the tenth of a second. This means that the old record was 1:18.7 and the new record is 1:17.0. For their record-setting runs, both cars wore Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R tires.
Ferrari’s first XX cars, like the FXX, which was based on the Enzo, and the FXX-K, which was based on the LaFerrari, were for the company’s most prestigious customers and could only be driven on tracks. The SF90 XX Stradale and SF90 XX Spider, which came out this year, completely change the program because they are the first XX cars that can be driven on the street.
The XX Program is still only for the manufacturer’s chosen elite, which is a shame, even for brand fans with a lot of money. There will only be 799 SF90 Stradale coupes and 599 SF90 Spider convertibles made, and they are all already taken. We were lucky enough to be able to drive one ourselves, and Ferrari let us go crazy on the Fiorano Circuit.