Most powerful F-car sets road course record at Indy
Ferrari was there for a day of customer racing and events
Ferrari‘s SF90 Stradale Assetto Fiorano has set a record for the longest name, but it has also just set a production car record around the road course of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Ferrari was in town for a Ferrari Racing Days event that saw more than 200 prancing horses take to the track in competitive racing, lead-follow sessions, and other opportunities to exercise the high-strung Italians.
They even lined up more than 100 cars running three-wide down the front straight just like the start of the real Indianapolis 500. Except with three times as many vehicles.
The automaker didn’t say who was behind the wheel for the run, but the car lapped the road course in 1:29.265 at a top speed of 281 km/h. The 986 hp Ferrari SF90 Stradale is the most powerful road car the company has yet built thanks to a turbocharged V8 and plug-in hybrid system. For reference, the outright record around the course is a 1:09.4 set in 2017 in a Penske Dallara IndyCar, making this Ferrari quite impressive.
The Assetto Fiorano pack comes with upgrades like racing-derived Multimatic dampers, more carbon fibre components like the underbody and door panels as well as titanium springs and exhaust, all adding up to cutting 30 kg from the car. A larger rear spoiler helps make 390 kg of downforce at speed, and, like the record car, can be ordered with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires that are specifically made for dry track performance.