This past week, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale set a new fastest production car lap record at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The plug-in hybrid supercar lapped the 2.439-mile (3.925-km) road course layout in 1 minute 29.625 seconds and reached a maximum speed of 174.6 mph (280.9 km/h) on the back straight. The run was overseen by Mark Raffauf, Senior Director of Race Operations for IMSA.
The car was equipped with the Assetto Fiorano package, which doesn’t add any extra power to the SF90’s already-impressive 986 hp (1,000 PS / 735 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque, but it does cut 30 kg (66 lb) from its weight, thanks to a carbon-fiber underbody, carbon door panels, titanium springs, and a titanium exhaust. It also includes stickier Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R tires, Multimatic shock absorbers, and a high-downforce carbon fiber rear spoiler that generates 390 kg (860 lb) of downforce at 250 km/h (155 mph).
“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,” said Matteo Torre, President of 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.”
Compounding on that, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president J. Douglas Boles said: “The Indianapolis Motor Speedway was built in 1909 to be a proving grounds 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.”
You can watch the record lap for yourself in the video below.