Ferrari on Tuesday revealed its new Purosangue, the 75-year-old sports activities automobile maker’s first-ever four-door manufacturing automobile.
The Purosangue seems like an SUV, akin to different luxury-sports SUVs from manufacturers like Porsche and Maserati. However regardless of its measurement, form and better stance, the corporate insists that the Purosangue – which implies “thoroughbred” in Italian – is a sports activities automobile, designed from the bottom up as a real Ferrari.
The Purosangue could not have a conventional Ferrari form, however it’ll sound like a Ferrari. The brand new mannequin is powered by a 6.5-liter, 715-horsepower V-12 engine that’s mounted behind the entrance axle, slightly than over it as with most SUVs and crossovers.
Ferrari stated that the situation of the engine – and of the Purosangue’s transaxle, mounted on the rear – distributes the automobile’s weight virtually evenly among the many 4 wheels, enhancing its dealing with.
Whereas Ferrari is finest recognized for its two-seat sports activities automobiles, the corporate has been constructing four-seaters because the early Sixties, and all-wheel-drive fashions because the FF coupe was launched in 2011. However even Ferrari admits the Purosangue strikes the storied model into new territory.
The Purosangue will begin at 390,000 euros in Italy, Ferrari stated, making it the corporate’s second-most-expensive manufacturing mannequin behind the 440,000-euro SF90 hybrid sports activities automobile.
Deliveries will start within the second quarter of 2023 in Europe, within the third quarter in the US, and by the top of subsequent yr in different world markets, the automaker stated.
Regardless of its hefty beginning worth, the Purosangue is more likely to be fashionable with Ferrari’s prosperous purchasers.
Rival Porsche’s two SUVs, the Cayenne and Macan, collectively accounted for about 55% of Porsche’s manufacturing in 2021. However Ferrari will not let the Purosangue get fairly that fashionable: The corporate plans to restrict manufacturing of the Purosangue to not more than 20% of its whole annual output, or solely about 3,000 models per yr.