At over $500,000 the Ferrari SF90 Stradale is considered the ultimate Ferrari if you can afford one. The EV hybrid with plug-and-play is definitely not what one would expect from Ferrari and something usually associated with environment-concise efforts like the Toyota Prius or full EV marque Tesla. One cannot be dismissive, the legendary Ferrari experience is still here with almost 1000 horsepower to spare and with 2.5 seconds 0-100 km sprint it is definitely up to the challenge!
Our original plan was for a full review, but upon receiving the Bburago Signature Ferrari SF90 Stradale we did not witness any major improvement over past efforts. In short, the bones of the model are really good! Initial impressions as you unveil the model for the first time are truly encouraging, though that feeling is short-lived once you peel back the layers or should we say investigate what’s under the front/rear hatch and behind the exterior doors.
It’s not that the model is horrible, far from it or not worthy of one’s collection. The foundation here is truly solid but Bburago continues not to grasp the finer details and is disappointing for a “signature” release. The positives are the paint, somewhat reminiscent of good old Hot Wheels Elite. The overall lines and portions are very admirable for a budget-friendly effort. Even the wheels and supporting cast of the braking elements are more than substantial, well at least for us.
Dear Bburago, we can live with the “dog-leg” hinge work that connects the front and rear access areas, but the lack of perforated grilles or that of the same for cooling bits is where we draw the line, especially for a series that is promoted to elevate the replica and collector experience from their lower priced Race & Play series. Also, the generic look and feel of the interior continue as vanilla flavour ice cream when it comes to collector expectations. We need a little spice or chocolate with a twist!
The Bburago Signature Ferrari SF90 Stradale is a satisfactory model based on budget-friend parameters, though we’re for one still looking for the Signature side to wow! Bburago did get close with their last release the Signature Ferrari SP1, which we believe is the more engaging of the two.
Credit to Bburago for offering metal and plastic models with a full opening option. However, we’re still struggling to find a satisfactory replacement or at minimum a level of execution on par with the classics from the Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari assortment, and one that can had at a fair price. Hopefully, these missing elements will be addressed with the Signature + series confirmed by Bburago earlier in 2022. Enjoy the pics!