If the Purosangue takes on the raised look, the peripheral protections and the tailgate which makes it very practical, do not tell the tifosis that the Purosangue is an SUV or a Crossover! According to the manufacturer, it is “la daily Ferrari, the one we use to go shopping, pick up the children from school or go skiing”. It is also to deal with all these situations that it benefits from the same 4-wheel drive system as the GTC4Lusso, which it replaces by the way. And it is true that with a ground clearance of 185 mm, it is far from being an extreme off-roader.
High-tech sports atmosphere
To access the passenger compartment, the opening of the antagonistic and electronic rear doors has a small effect! Inside, we discover a strict 4-seater and a 473-litre trunk. Well installed in their individual bucket, the rear passengers are not lacking in space. However, the best seats are in the front! The driver faces the steering wheel and digital meters typical of Ferrari, while his co-driver is entitled to a 10.2-inch screen showing all of the vehicle’s functions. As for the air conditioning, it is adjusted from a knob rising from the dashboard.
The Purosangue adopts a particular look, modeled on those of front-engined sports cars, with a profile characterized by this very long bonnet. It was necessary that to embark the brand new V12 of 725 hp and 716 Nm of which 80% are available from 2,100 rpm! Enough to catapult this 2,033 kg thoroughbred to 100 km/h in just 3.3 s and allow it to exceed 310 km/h!
The Italian engineers have worked a lot on this new model, so that 80% of the car is new! What made this project possible, according to Ferrari, was its complex electromechanical suspension, which allows for quicker adjustments than with magnetic or air technology. It also allows it to dispense with anti-roll bars. An advantage both in terms of dynamism and comfort.
At a high price!
Still, the Purosangue starts at… €390,000! That’s much more than a Cayenne Turbo GT, a Lamborghini Urus or an Aston Martin DBX, all priced around €200,000.
This is apparently not a problem for future customers since Ferrari is already announcing that the order books are full! The first copies should be delivered before the summer of 2023.