Ferrari, famous for its iconic, powerful two-seat coups, unveiled the new Purosangue on Tuesday, a rare four-door production car.
With a 6.5-liter, 715-horsepower V-12 engine, Purosangue—Italian for “Thoroughbred”—will include all the bells and whistles often found on a two-seater. Unlike many of its SUVs and crossovers, the engine will be placed behind the front axle.
- The 715-horsepower V-12 engine in Ferrari’s new Purosangue, a four-door variant with SUV-like proportions, provides the car’s power.
- The Purosangue, which translates to “thoroughbred” in Italian, is Ferrari’s first-ever four-door production vehicle.
- When sales start early next year, the new vehicle will provide Ferrari’s customers with a premium option over competitors like the Porsche Cayenne.
Ferrari the Purosangue
The first-ever four-door production Ferrari, a 75-year-old manufacturer of sports cars, unveiled the new Purosangue on Tuesday.
The Purosangue has an SUV appearance, similar to other high-end sports SUVs from manufacturers like Porsche and Maserati. The business argues that the Purosangue, which is Italian for “thoroughbred,” is a sports car that was built from the ground up to be a genuine Ferrari despite its size, form, and taller stance.
The Purosangue won’t look like a typical Ferrari, but it will sound like one. In contrast to the majority of SUVs and crossovers, the new model’s 6.5-liter, 715-horsepower V-12 engine is positioned behind the front axle.
The Purosangue’s rear-mounted transaxle and engine placement, according to Ferrari, distributes the vehicle’s weight nearly evenly across its four wheels for better handling.
Although Ferrari is best known for its two-seat sports vehicles, the firm has also produced four-seaters since the early 1960s and versions with the all-wheel drive since the FF coupe was released in 2011. But even Ferrari acknowledges that the Purosangue takes its illustrious name into uncharted territory.
The SF90 hybrid sports vehicle, which costs 440,000 euros, is the company’s most costly production model. Ferrari said the Purosangue will start at 390,000 euros ($389,000) in Italy.
According to the carmaker, deliveries will start in Europe in the second quarter of 2023, in the US in the third quarter, and in other international markets by the end of the following year.
Despite having a high starting price, Ferrari’s wealthy customers are probably going to adore the Purosangue.
Together, the Cayenne and Macan, two SUVs manufactured by rival Porsche, accounted for around 55% of Porsche’s production in 2021. Ferrari won’t permit the Purosangue to become quite as well-known, though: The company intends to produce no more than 3,000 units annually, or no more than 20% of its whole yearly output, of the Purosangue.
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