Never in a million years did we imagine that Ferrari would make an SUV, but after the overwhelming success of another luxury/performance SUV, Ferrari produced the 2023 Purosangue. However, an SUV that features Ferrari’s iconic prancing horse logo need not be a disaster for the company. Porsche and Lamborghini, to name a couple of sports car manufacturers, have benefited greatly from this idea in the past.
In addition to ultra-performance utes like the Cayenne Turbo and Urus, the Purosangue will also target ultra-luxury cars like the Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce Cullinan. Why bother with anything besides a roaring V-12 engine as the only option for propulsion? The ‘Sangue’s ride and handling have been bolstered by the engineers who worked on it, who have installed an active suspension system that allows the car to perform as a Ferrari should. Prices could start at $400,000, so you’ll probably need to be a hedge fund manager to afford it.
Ferrari Purosangue Price
The new Ferrari SUV’s price has not been released as of yet. However, like with every Ferrari, it will likely be prohibitively expensive and limited in availability. The new Ferrari Purosangue will cost a pretty penny because of all the fancy features, high-end materials, and skilled labour that went into making it.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
If you’re a purist who doesn’t think an SUV should be allowed to wear the prancing horse logo, let us explain Purosangue’s naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V-12 engine. A wailing twelve-cylinder engine producing 715 horsepower and sporting the trademark red-painted valve covers is the quintessential Ferrari feature.
Ferrari boasts that the Purosangue can go from 0 to 62 mph in 3.3 seconds thanks to the engine’s 528 lb-ft of torque and that it can continue to a high speed of 193 mph. Once we’ve had a chance to put the Purosangue through its paces, we’ll be sure to let you know how it performed in our testing, but be assured that it will be among the quickest and fastest SUVs we’ve ever driven.
We’re also curious to see how the Purosangue drives, especially since its standard adaptive suspension has us intrigued. Every SUV is equipped with an electric motor at each wheel that applies pressure to the vehicle’s dampers to limit body roll in turns. Therefore, conventional anti-roll bars are unnecessary for the Purosangue, and the vehicle can tuck under its weight by 0.4 inches during spirited driving.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
Greetings, petrol money goodbye: The Purosangue, with its V-12 engine, will almost definitely be the least fuel-efficient Ferrari model. Although official EPA numbers have not been announced, the Urus and the 12-cylinder Bentayga both achieve ratings of 12 mpg in the city, 17 mpg on the highway, and 14 mpg combined. The Purosangue is tasked with producing a product with comparable quality.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The Purosangue is the only Ferrari on the market with genuine space for four passengers, and it features stylish rear-hinged coach-style (sometimes called “suicide”) rear doors that are believed to make accessing the back seat easier while maintaining a two-door appearance. There is no bench seat in the back to accommodate the seldom fifth passenger, and instead, both rows of seats are individual buckets with armrests and centre consoles.
In typical Ferrari fashion, the cabin is adorned with nothing but the finest materials. Most of the car’s functions are managed via the steering wheel, so it’s safe to say that the cockpit is designed with the driver in mind. However, in this day and age of tablet-style centre-stack screens, the lack of a touchscreen infotainment system comes as something of a shock. To save some weight, you can forego the optional glass roof in favour of the standard carbon-fibre roof panel if you don’t care about keeping your headlights on while driving.
Infotainment and Connectivity
There is no dashboard-based entertainment screen, but there is a digital gauge cluster measuring 10.2 inches and a similar screen located in the front seatback for the front passenger. Standard features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but there is no in-dash navigation system because Ferrari thinks its customers will use their smartphones instead.
Ferrari Purosangue Specs
The Ferrari Purosangue’s naturally aspirated V12 engine generates 715 horsepower, and the car has 528 lb-ft of torque. The Ferrari Purosangue, an SUV, has a remarkable 0-60 time of fewer than 3.3 seconds thanks to its 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, which allows it to compete with some of the world’s top performance automobiles.
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Ferrari Purosangue Interior
Since the Ferrari Purosangue is the company’s first four-door car, it features a one-of-a-kind interior. For decades, Ferrari has offered 2+2 versions with rear seats, but the revelation of the Ferrari Prusoangue marked the debut of the brand’s first car with four doors. Ferrari also had to modify the car’s interior to accommodate the SUV driver’s needs. The Purosangue is the first Ferrari to be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and its owners have the option of upgrading the basic carbon fibre roof to an electrochromic glass one. In the Purosangue, you may have the best of both worlds: the space and comfort of an SUV and the speed and agility of a Ferrari.
Ferrari Purosangue Standout Features
Having four doors on a Ferrari already sets it apart from other Cavallino Rampante models, but the fact that they are suicide doors also makes them unique among SUVs. Even more so than usual, the Ferrari Purosangue stands out from the crowd thanks to the unconventional manner in which its rear doors open.
The new Purosangue borrows a lot of technology and innovation from other high-performance Ferraris, such as the SF90 Stradale’s wheels and the dynamics setup from the Ferrari 296 GTB. Technology from the GTC4Lusso and SF90 Stradale went into the four-wheel drive system, while the Purosangue’s four-wheel steering setup was borrowed from the 812 Competizione. The Purosangue is one of the most opulent Ferraris available because of its four individually-adjustable seats, huge displays for both the driver and front passenger, and sound system from Burmester; the front seats even have a massage function.