Ferrari Purosangue: The discovery of the 1st SUV signed by Ferrari
The Ferrari Purosangue goes down in the brand’s history as the very first four-door, four-seater model.
After 75 years of offering only sports cars, Ferrari has relented and unveiled the Purosangue, a four-door, four-seat SUV model.
The Ferrari aesthetic
At first glance at the Purosangue, we recognize the aesthetics of the Ferrari Roma and 296. The Italian SUV therefore manages without a grille. This is replaced by a black painted bar that houses the camera and sensors dedicated to driving aids. This strip accentuates the edge of the bow, which itself incorporates the driving light. Right around them are air intakes, designed to limit resistance and cool the brakes respectively. The headlight is two-stage, a particularly fashionable shape. Here, the dipped beam and main beam are discretely placed on either side of the large ventilation, which takes up the shield. The aerodynamics have been finely decided to limit consumption and air noise and at the same time guarantee optimal cooling.
The Ferrari Purosangue is 4.97 m long, 2.03 m wide and 1.59 m high. The antagonistic opening of the doors (with central column) has a theatrical side; a configuration that remains unique on a production car. Also with an almost invisible door handle. It reveals a case where four wraparound seats sit proudly. The interior of the Purosangue has four independent semi-bucket seats, all heated and electrically adjustable. Each level has a central console with control panel and storage space. The instrument cluster facing the driver, up to the steering wheel with knob, is among the lineage of the latest productions from Maranello.
A sporty SUV
You can find driver assistance equipment including adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring and even fatigue detection. And also the first descent control in the history of the brand. Connection to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will also be possible, a baptism for Ferrari that replaces the integrated GPS. There’s a new bezel that wraps around the 10.2-inch screen for the front passenger. Ferrari also points out that 85% of the materials used among the finishes offered are of sustainable origin. In addition, Purosangue is inaugurating a new Alcantara made from 68% recycled polyester.
The bonnet of the Ferrari Purosangue houses the segment-exclusive V12. This 6.5 l block with direct injection develops 725 hp at 7,750 rpm and up to 716 Nm of torque at 6,250 rpm. It sings up to 8,250 rpm and is installed in the front center position and connected to an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox located at the rear. This transmission sends the cavalry to the four drive and steering wheels. Despite its aluminum chassis, its body combining aluminum, high-strength steel and carbon fiber, and its standard carbon roof (optional glass), the vehicle still weighs 2,033 kg dry with all the options. That doesn’t stop it from propelling itself to 100 km/h in 3.3 s, then to 200 km/h in 10.6 s with a top speed of 310 km/h.
At what price?
The base price of Purosangue was set at €390,000. Unlike the Urus at Lamborghini, Ferrari does not want to sell this model more than the rest of the range. The manufacturer expects Purosangue to make up to 20% of its annual deliveries, no more.