Finally! After months of teasers and speculations, Ferrari has unveiled the premier images and specs of Purosangue, its first-ever SUV. Yes, it is everything you imagined an SUV from Ferrari would be and more.
Of course, SUVs from traditional luxury sports car makers are not new: Porsche has the Cayenne, Lamborghini has the Urus and Aston Martin has the DBX. But what makes the Ferrari Purosangue exciting is how long it has taken the Italian luxury auto manufacturer to hold on on making an SUV, which has, in the last couple of years, become the best-selling model for auto brands, luxury or not.
Well, whatever reasons Ferrari had for not making one before now is completely irrelevant. What is important now is how much skill and thought the brand put into making sure that the Purosangue is the SUV we never thought we needed but we now absolutely know we must have.
Think this is an exaggeration? Here are some of the notable features that will change your mind
The Powertrain is precisely that: a POWERtrain
If you thought the V12 was dead, you’re wrong. Or at least, Ferrari does not think so.
For its first SUV, Ferrari has produced a naturally-aspirated V12 that delivers 80% of the maximum torque at a mere 2100 rpm. In other words, with a V12 engine that is able to produce an impressive 715 hp and 528lb/ft of torque, the Purosangue can go from 0 to 60 in under 3.3 seconds.
Just like a supercar.
It is the first four-seater Ferrari has ever made
Not only is this the first SUV from Ferrari, but it is also the first Prancing Horse marque that is a four-seater. While the auto brand has produced 2+2 models over the years, this is the first time it is equipping one of its cars with ‘four separate and independently adjustable seats.’
As a result, the Purosangue will have the most luggage space of any Ferrari since the rear seats can be moved forward or folded.
It has been outfitted with suicide doors
Not only is this SUV as sleek and as athletic as you would expect a luxury sports utility vehicle to be, but its rear doors also open in a backward direction, giving the Purosangue an even higher cool kid status.
The interior is just as swanky as the exterior
Heated seats all around. A dual cockpit and a 10.25-inch display beside the main dashboard that allows the front passenger participate in the driving experience. A massage function for the front seats and the integration of comfort-focused components all over.
All these make for an interior that is just as luxurious as the exterior.
It has the advanced features of a typical Ferrari sportscar
From the Ferrari active suspension system (it is the first Ferrari vehicle to have this) to the four-wheel steering, the ABS ‘Evo’ controller and the 6-way Chassis Dynamic Sensor, the Purosangue is an SUV with a sports car DNA. The addition of the Hill Descent Control function makes controlling and maintaining the car speed on steep inclines easier.
For now, Ferrari is holding back on the price of the Purosangue. But one truth stands out: the Prancing Horse’s first-ever SUV has it all – luxury, performance, space, desirability, four-wheel-drive capability and loads and loads of super cool kid appeal. It will come as no surprise if it sells out before it hits the market.