the horse’s first SUV is finally here, boasting supercar DNA

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After many years of waiting, it is finally here. Ferrari’s first SUV is tipping the hood, revealed with great fanfare by the Italian company, ushering in a new era. Ferrari was actually one of the last luxury car manufacturers not to get its SUV, overtaken by Porsche, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and of course Lamborghini, its eternal rival.

The brand with the galloping horse therefore had to respond to this infringement. And to do this, it reveals the Ferrari Purosangue (“pure blood”, in Italian). This raised 2+2 coupé-like SUV wants to invent a new segment. He sees his V12 engine being installed in the front center position, while the gearbox is located at the rear of the vehicle. The goal ? Delivers weight distribution worthy of a sports car, not a traditional SUV.

An SUV silhouette combined with a supercar look

Design-wise, Purosangue clearly doesn’t deny Ferrari’s DNA. There is a diving hood which hangs over a very low grate. Fine LED daytime running lights extend on either side of this front surface. The wheel arches are surrounded by black guards, they hold forged wheels. The specially dug profile of the SUV also includes an air intake under the mirrors. The door handles with antagonistic opening are directly integrated into the body, which can get a new color, called Nero Purosangue.

A vehicle that is both massive and aerodynamic

Leaning strongly towards the rear, the silhouette of the Ferrari Purosangue ends in a small fin. Very narrow, the rear lights are typical of the latest models of the galloping horse brand. The rear of the SUV is also characterized by four exhaust outlets and a huge aerodynamic diffuser. The rear screen is devoid of a wiper, it is the airflow that cleans it. Note that for more lightness, the Purosangue is based on a chassis that combines aluminum, high-strength steel and carbon fiber. The Maranello SUV is 4,973 meters long, 2,028 meters wide and 1,589 meters high. Its wheelbase reaches 3,018 meters.

Fast, it sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds

Although the automotive press expected a hybrid engine, Ferrari surprises Purosangue on the engine side. Its hood contains the famous atmospheric V12 6.5, which here develops 725 horsepower and 716 Nm of torque. Combined with an eight-speed dual-clutch F1 gearbox and four-wheel drive, this engine delivers Purosangue supercar performance. The top speed is over 310 km/h and the SUV sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds. 0 to 200 km/h is achieved in 10.6 seconds.

No compromise with road behavior

The other feature to remember from this Ferrari Purosangue is the introduction of an active suspension system that is described as “unique and innovative”. According to the Italian manufacturer, it combines an electric motor and a hydraulic shock absorber with a high-precision distributor to optimize cornering performance, reduce roll, climb and smooth out road roughness. Because even though the Purosangue is a sporty model, it must also be comfortable.

The largest trunk ever created by Ferrari

Comfort, the cabin of the Ferrari Purosangue promises. The sporty SUV is positioned as a really small rolling lounge, equipped with four independent and heated seats. The rear seats can even be folded down to improve the boot volume, fixed in normal configuration to 473 litres. It’s the biggest trunk ever seen on a Ferrari!

A screen is reserved for the front passenger

The interior of Purosangue finally includes a luxurious but durable finish based on recycled polyester and polyamide, semi-aniline leather but also on Alcantara. The cockpit has a 10.2-inch screen reserved for passenger entertainment, while the driver’s gauges are digital.

The price and release date of Ferrari Purosangue has not been announced at the time of writing these lines.

6 questions about Ferrari Purosangue

What is its spec sheet?

The first SUV presented by Ferrari has a 6.5 naturally aspirated V12 engine installed in the front center position. This block develops 725 horsepower to 716 Nm of torque, and it is connected to an eight-speed dual-clutch F1 gearbox. For the rest, the Ferrari Purosangue is based on a chassis of aluminum, high-strength steel and carbon fiber. It is 4.97 meters long, 2.03 meters wide and 1.59 meters high, while its wheelbase reaches 3.018 meters.

What is the top speed of the SUV?

Thanks to its powerful V12 engine, its four-wheel drive and its aerodynamic design, the Ferrari Purosangue combines an SUV silhouette with supercar performance. According to Ferrari, it is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds, and from 0 to 200 km/h in 10.6 seconds. Its maximum speed exceeds 310 km/h.

Is the Ferrari Purosangue offered as a hybrid or electric?

No, the Ferrari Purosangue will not be available with an electric motor when it launches in 2022. Only a large atmospheric V12 engine is offered by the Italian manufacturer. But rumors abound, and some headlines from the auto press suggest that an electric version could indeed see the light of day. Especially since Ferrari has already begun its electrification strategy by launching the SF90 Stradale and the 296 GTB, supercars equipped with a plug-in hybrid engine.

What does the interior of the SUV look like?

Equipped with four independent seats, the interior of the Ferrari Purosangue is described as a real living room by the Italian manufacturer. The dashboard includes a screen as counters, and another 10.25-inch screen intended for passenger entertainment. The upholstery is made of semi-aniline leather, Alcantara and recycled polyester and polyamide. The luggage compartment reaches 473 litres, and it can even be increased by folding the rear seats. It’s the biggest trunk ever seen on a Ferrari!

What is the price ?

Called the Purosangue, the first SUV revealed by Ferrari has no official price at the time of writing. However, most of our colleagues believe that the price Ferrari applies to Purosangue buyers could exceed €300,000.

What is the release date?

The Ferrari Purosangue will be officially unveiled live from Lajatico, Tuscany (Italy) on September 13, 2022. However, its launch date has not been specified by the workhorse brand, which is saving this information for later. Patience therefore, even though the Ferrari SUV should logically hit the market during 2023, 2024 at the latest.

Shortly said

Ferrari is entering a new era, and not just yet. The Italian manufacturer unveils the Purosangue, a first SUV, although its direct competitors have been offering models of this type for a long time. Except that the Ferrari Purosangue is not just a simple SUV. Taking inspiration from the 2+2 coupés, the Maranello company wants to create a new segment, halfway between the SUV and the supercar. 4,973 meters long, 2,028 meters wide and 1,589 meters high, the Ferrari Purosangue thus has a massive design, characterized by antagonistic doors or an enormous aerodynamic diffuser. Described as a living room on wheels, its interior is all about comfort, while its naturally aspirated 725 horsepower V12 engine promises insane performance. According to Ferrari, the Purosangue accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and is capable of reaching a maximum speed of over 310 km/h. The price and release date of this first SUV signed Ferrari is still unknown at the time of writing these lines.

Quentin Gueroult

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