We have to say that we are really impressed with the Ferrari Purosangue that was shown to us tonight. The proportions have really turned out quite well for us in the camouflaged versions of late. However, some pictures of the beta versions on the assembly line made us suspicious. Especially the many plastic around. But Ferrari hasn’t said a word much in recent years about this new type. Thanks to the beautiful footage that was partially released, we can draw this conclusion. It has become a real Ferrari and the word SUV hardly comes to mind, even at first sight. The Purosangue is a luxury GT car, which, just like the Roma, surprises in terms of style. In this respect, it falls somewhere between the latter and the 812 Superfast. Suicide doors come as a surprise and are the perfect entry to a very refined interior with 4 unique seats in a wealth of sophistication and digital luxury.
More exclusive than exclusive.
It’s not an ordinary SUV of which there are really many. Even famous brands like Bentley, Lamborghini and Aston Martin have already disappointed the world in this. It was always the same sleep-inducing hatchbacks on steroids. The powerful Ferrari Purosangue is stylish, innovative and, in detail, anything but ordinary. Ferrari may be a little disappointing on the track today, but it is unmatched in terms of product range. Ferrari introduces a new type of car, and it certainly hasn’t exaggerated the “not like any other” slogan.
The development of Purosangue was not a hasty task. It’s been almost 5 years since my first drawing. Even Sergio Marchionne was apparently well acquainted with the last phase of his life. Purosangue is 4.97 meters long, 2.03 meters wide and 1.59 meters high. The distance between the bottom plate and the ground is 185 mm and can be increased by 30 mm from the cab to a speed of 80 km per hour. Tires are 255/35 R22 at the front and 315/30 R23 at the rear. Thanks to the lightweight aluminum hood and carbon-fiber roof, the overall weight is lower, as is the center of gravity. The chassis is uniquely designed and consists of a high-quality, high-strength light material (+30%). Under the hood is an impressive V12 engine that, along with the transmission and door opener, has also been developed with the lowest possible center of gravity (49:51). The result is that we are dealing here with a true sporty GT berlinetta. Ferrari Purosangue weighs 2033 kg (without fuel and other fluids). Immediately before filming at least 200 kg less than the Lamborghini Urus.
Aerodynamic without overdoing it.
Purosangue is also kind to the retina because it’s not as full of spoilers and breakers as you’d expect. The line is clean and tight. So the final performance is not the first priority. Purosangue attaches great importance to comfort. However, the car is still quite aerodynamic and no rear wiper is required thanks to the perfect aerodynamics. The pronounced edges of the wheel arches also contribute to an optimal air flow.
Get Rich 2.0 Inside.
The first Ferrari four-door is finally born after 75 years. Behind each door is a spacious fully electrically adjustable, heated/cooled seat, in a well-thought-out interior where there is nothing wrong with it. The rear doors can also be opened electrically (opposite / 79 degrees). With a wheelbase of 3.02 metres, there is enough room to speak of the absolute comfort of four adults. The dashboard is tastefully and amazingly designed. It’s not a center screen like all the other cars on the planet, but it’s a 10.2 inch screen for the driver and co-driver. Inside, you are only connected to WiFi, which according to Maranello is the most secure option in this big bad world. The panoramic roof can be dimmed and the air in the cabin can be evaluated and regulated thanks to advanced sensor technology. Purosangue also has the most spacious luggage compartment among all Ferraris with a capacity of 473 liters. The rear seats can be folded to save more space.
Without talking about the plug-in hybrid, the Purosangue is equipped with a 6.5 V12 engine that is partly matched to the 812 engine and is equipped with F1 technology. The block name is “F140IA” and it has 725 hp at 7750 rpm and 716 Nm at 6250 rpm. About 80% of the torque is already available at 2,100 rpm. The 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission has been modified to be 15mm lower than the position in the GTC4Lusso from which the transmission was derived. The all-wheel drive system is also derived from the GT4Lusso and is an improved system that can be modified with the “Manettino”. While the Purosangue certainly lacks off-road capability, on less complex surfaces, good handling is assured thanks to a new version of the Active Stability Control and by-wire braking system (also introduced in the 296 GTB). The sporty character of the suspension, which should also ensure this top Ferrari stays on track, is equipped with a TASV (True Active Turn Valve) system. As a result, the Purosangue hardly has any dynamic limitations like a regular SUV. The torque vectoring system on the front wheels, the steerable rear wheels and the ABS “EVO” system contribute to the real sporting performance. The V12 engine provides a top speed of more than 310 km per hour, from zero to one hundred cans in 3.3 seconds and up to 200 cans in 10.6 seconds.
An expensive race horse.
All of these unique features come at a hefty price. Ferrari says the base car costs about 4 tons. But you also get a 7-year warranty as a Purosangue rider. The first deliveries will begin next spring. You don’t have to worry that customers will turn away, because orders are already skyrocketing, they say. According to Maranello, the fact that this car has a V12 engine contributes to this. Although the car will remain somewhat exclusive, it is likely that Purosangue will make a larger Ferrari, which will be investing heavily in higher production capacity these years. 75 years later, with the introduction of this model, a truly new era dawned.