- V12 engine produces 715bhp
- Half-time all-wheel-drive
- Anticipated to start out from round £330,000
Within the midst of the present cost-of-living and vitality disaster, Ferrari has introduced a brand new mannequin which it thinks is the proper automobile for this second in time: a £330,000, V12 SUV. Dubbed the Ferrari Purosangue, this new mannequin marks the Italian model’s first-ever enterprise into the SUV market and is among the costliest choices out there, rivalled solely by the ultra-luxurious Rolls Royce Cullinan or a closely optioned Lamborghini Urus.
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At first look, the Ferrari Purosangue is just like the upcoming Peugeot 408 in the best way it blurs the traces between what is taken into account an SUV and a hatchback. Nevertheless, whereas most SUVs supply a 5 or seven-seat configuration, the Purosangue solely has 4 seats on supply – mirroring its non secular predecessor, the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso. To entry the second row, passengers should enter via a rear-hinged ‘welcome door’, just like these seen on the Mazda MX-30 and the Cullinan.
One other space the place the Ferrari is missing compared to different extra conventional SUVs is boot area, though the Purosangue’s 473 litres of boot area is essentially the most any Ferrari has ever featured. It’s really 71 litres greater than you get in a Ford Mustang Mach-E. And, for one thing that has a howling 6.5-litre V12 engine underneath the bonnet, we don’t assume that quantity is just too unhealthy.
Talking of the Purosangue’s V12, this produces a monstrous 715bhp – spectacular when you think about that it doesn’t obtain any help from an electrical motor or turbocharger. With all this energy going to all 4 wheels, the Purosangue will get from 0-62mph in simply 3.3 seconds – matching the most well liked Aston Martin DBX and beating just about each different SUV on the street, together with the Urus.
Similar to its predecessors, the FF and the aforementioned GTC4 Lusso, the Ferrari Purosangue utilises a specialised all-wheel-drive system. This solely powers the rear wheels nearly all of the time, shifting energy to the entrance axle every time additional grip is required.
That is consultant of how adamant Ferrari is that this isn’t an SUV, however as an alternative a “sports activities automobile opening a brand new phase”. When requested whether or not the Purosangue could be taken past the tarmac like a correct 4×4, Ferrari’s Chief Product Growth Officer, Gianmaria Fulgenz mentioned: “you should use the automobile off-road, but it surely’s not a Jeep”.
What additionally isn’t very Jeep-like is the Purosangue’s driving place; drivers sit nearly as little as within the Ferrari SF90 Stradale hybrid supercar. Additionally just like the SF90 are the Purosangue’s digital dials, five-setting ‘Manettino’ drive mode selector and figure-hugging sport seats.
Similar to most luxurious vehicles, the Purosangue has an extended and costly choices checklist. One specific spotlight, nonetheless, is an elective infotainment touchscreen for the entrance passenger, for when the Ferrari’s blistering efficiency simply isn’t entertaining sufficient.
Whereas the Purosangue’s barely jacked-up stance and hatchback boot make it extra usable day-to-day than a low-riding supercar, it’s nowhere close to as sensible as one thing like a Lamborghini Urus. Beginning at round £330,000, the Ferrari is sort of £150,000 dearer than the Lambo, too.
After all, that is on-par with Ferrari’s different V12-engined vehicles such because the 812 Superfast, nonetheless there are different achieved efficiency SUVs on the market such because the Porsche Macan that value significantly much less.
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