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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Meet Ferrari's First-Ever SUV: The V12-Powered Purosangue


Ferrari has finally unveiled its first-ever four-door, four-seater model which also happens to be an SUV. Meet the first-ever Purosangue.

Measuring in at 4,973 mm long, 2,028 mm wide, and 1,589 mm tall, with a 3,018 mm wheelbase, the Purosangue is by no means small. Yet, the styling cues make it look visually compact while also helping it cut the air (it cuts the air so well, it doesn’t even sport a rear windshield wiper). As standard, it sits on 22-inch front (255/35R22) and 23-inch rear (315/30R23) tires.



The Purosangue sits on a brand-new platform. The lower part of the structure is made of high-strength aluminum alloy, while the body shell itself is made from both aluminum, high-strength steel, and carbon fiber. The roof, in particular, is made of a single-shell piece made of the material which also integrates soundproofing.

Moreover, the roof can only be specified with a black carbon fiber finish, or an optional full-length electrochromic glass.

Adding novelty to the Purosangue is its rear doors which are rear-hinged (suicide doors). The electrically-operated unit can be accessed independent of the front and was done to keep the proportions as compact as possible without any detriment to ingress/egress.



Inside, the Purosangue features a cockpit with a fully digital interface. Comfort-related controls are located on a rotary interface in the center section of the dash, with the rear passengers having access to the same functions via their own second rotary interface. Also, like in the SF90 Stradale, the front passenger has a 10.2-inch display.

Standard equipment includes front seat massagers, a Burmester 3D surround sound system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Purosangue makes do without traditional GPS navigation, relying on smartphone mirroring to provide that functionality.

Powering the Purosangue is a normally-aspirated V12 gasoline engine. The 6.5-liter powerplant features high-pressure direct injection and dry sump lubrication allowing it to produce 725 horsepower at 7,750 rpm. Peak torque is set at 716 Nm at 6,250 rpm with 80 percent of it available from just 2,100 rpm. With 2,033 kilograms to push, the Purosangue does the 0 to 100 km/h mark in 3.3 seconds, while 200 km/h is done in 10.6 seconds. Top speed is in excess of 310 km/h. The mid-front-mounted engine is partnered with an 8-speeed dual clutch.



The Purosangue features an improved version of Ferrari’s all-wheel drive system, including four-wheel steering. It also comes with the latest iterations of the brand’s vehicle dynamic control systems such as the six-way Chassis Dynamic Sensor. It also features a 48-volt active suspension made by Multimatic.

Driver assistance kit includes adaptive cruise control (ACC), automatic emergency braking (AEB), auto high beam (HBA/HBAM), lane departure warning (LDW), lane keeping assist (LKA), blind spot detection (BSD), rear cross traffic alert (RCTA), traffic sign recognition (TSR) and driver drowsiness and attention monitoring (DDA). The Purosangue is the first Ferrari to be equipped with hill descent control (HDC).

As for pricing, Ferrari has only indicated how much it will cost in Italy and that’s pegged at 390,000 euros (22.175 million). Production starts this year with left-hand drive markets getting it first by the second quarter of 2023.

5 comments:

  1. Ah, the one thing ferrari said they will never make, yet they did. I hope i get to ride in the rear one day, huge panoramic roof and cocoon of a seat.

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  2. Ferrari said its not SUV but a car.

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    1. But most people say that cars are fun to drive and SUVs are boring.

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