Record Breaker

The SF90 flips its lid and sets a new high-water mark for horsepower.

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Since its launch late last year, the 812 GTS has held the title of the world’s most powerful convertible. But it turns out 800 horsepower only goes so far inside the halls of Maranello—in mid-November, Ferrari unveiled the 1,000-hp SF90 Spider.

Like the 812 GTS (and F8 Spider), the SF90 Spider receives a two-piece retractable hard top that folds down atop the rear deck in 14 seconds, leaving behind a pair of buttress joined by a glass window that serves as a windblocker or can be lowered for the full free-air experience. The SF90’s aluminum chassis receives extra bracing to accomodate the removal of its original fixed roof, contributing to a 220-pound increase in dry weight. But with its 1,000 ponies, the 3,681-lb. SF90 Spider still offers a better power-to-weight ratio than a 488 Pista—and that’s far from the only trick in its performance arsenal.

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Howard Rudzki HOWARD RUDZKI Howard Rudzki has turned his passion for bike riding, dogs and education into vehicles to help for good. He started out bike riding when he was 20 for the pleasure and enjoyment that a good ride provides and has been a committed cyclist ever since. Rudzki rides every week either by himself or as part of group and annually participates in fundraising rides. For the last three years, he has ridden in America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride, raising money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, whose mission is to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of lives for their patients and families.When he is not riding, Rudzki spends his time going to animal shelters across the L.A. Basin rescuing older dogs. He is committed to saving displaced, unwanted canines and rehabilitating them with proper medical and nutritional care so they can thrive in safe and caring homes where they will be a loved family member.In addition to helping animals, Rudzki believes he has an obligation to give back to underprivileged communities so that all children are able to receive a good education. Over the years, he has donated computers, printers and software to schools to help develop the future leaders of our city.