The new Ferrari Purosangue is a reality. Ferrari’s first SUV arrives with a 725 hp V12 engine and an interior with a capacity for four passengers.
After much waiting, it’s finally official. The new Ferrari Purosangue has already been presented, the Prancing Horse’s first SUV to compete with models such as the Aston Martin DBX, the Lamborghini Urus, the Bentley Bentayga, and the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. Only McLaren and Bugatti remain on the sidelines of this type of vehicle in the luxury brand segment.
There has been chatter for years that Ferrari was working to create the brand’s first SUV. For many, it will be a sacrilege. The same thought the most purists Porsche launched the Cayenne and Lamborghini, the Urus, but both ended up becoming real sales successes. Only time will tell if Maranello has been successful (probably) with this decision.
Ferrari Purosangue: Ferrari’s first SUV
Returning to the Purosangue, the Ferrari SUV sports a style inspired by the current entry-level model, the Ferrari Roma. The crossover features reverse-opening rear doors and a four-passenger interior in a lower body (just 1,589mm) and thus a lower center of gravity that will be directly reflected in its driving dynamics.
The exterior design of the Ferrari Purosangue features a narrow waistline, a diffuser with four exhaust outlets, and Roma-inspired headlights and taillights.
However, it also sports its own style elements such as the aforementioned inverted opening rear doors, large and marked wheel arches, and huge 22 and 23-inch five-spoke design wheels typical of this new model.
With 4,973 mm in length, inside the Purosangue we find performance-oriented elements typical of Ferrari and others more focused on comfort and entertainment, such as the infotainment screen located on the right side of the dashboard that allows the passenger to manage their different functions.
The Ferrari steering wheel with the famous Manettino, a digital instrument panel, a dashboard divided into two humps, air conditioning in the center of the console, and high-end elements such as carbon fiber trim and fine leather available in various colors. The trunk has just 473 liters of volumetric capacity.
Also noteworthy are the four independent sports seats and the large panoramic glass roof integrated into a carbon fiber roof that helps keep weight low and achieve a lower center of gravity.
The soul of the Purosangue, a naturally aspirated V12
And the jewel in the crown is the soul of the new Ferrari Purosangue. The Italian firm could opt for the award-winning 3.9- liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine but has preferred the purity of a naturally aspirated engine, at least at the time of its market launch.
We are talking, of course, about a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 with 725 horsepower and 716 Nm of torque that has the ability to reach 8,250 rpm. It’s tied to a four-wheel drive system and a rear-mounted eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, just like Ferrari’s GT cars.
The Purosangue thus achieves a weight distribution of 49/51, at the same time that it manages to go from 0 to 100 km/h (60 mp/h) in 3.3 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 310 km/h or 193 mp/h.
Ferrari Purosangue price
Whether you’re paying with Euros or USD, the price of the new Ferrari Purosangue will initially start at 390,000. It is expected that orders will begin to be accepted soon. To place your order contact Ferrari.