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FIRST DRIVE: 1016bhp Ferrari SF90 XX Spider – How Hardcore Can A Cabrio Be?

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Ferrari’s track-only XX cars are rare, thought to number around 116 in total, spanning Enzo-based FXX, 599XX, and LaFerrari-underpinned FXX-K, plus their uprated Evo variants.

But now the XX tag has been applied to Ferrari road cars. Hardcore ones of course, but while the first – the SF90 XX Stradale – is reassuringly expensive and the fastest-ever road car around Ferrari’s Fiorano test circuit, the company will build 799 of them. And, when we drove it in late 2023, it wasn’t quite all we thought a road-going XX should be.

You could argue that’s okay. The XX sub-brand has been established – and can now be exploited – while Ferrari’s best clients switch their focus to the £5m 499P Modificata, a derestricted Le Mans car.

And yet, there’s now a convertible XX, the new SF90 XX Spider. A sacrilegious step too far, too soon? Top Gear Magazine’s Deputy Editor, Ollie Kew, has been to find out…

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00:00 Intro
00:39 Specs
02:06 Pricing
03:11 Walkaround
05:48 Driving
08:29 Conclusion

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