We always thought that the word “Ferrari” and the word “Practical” would never go in one sentence, but here we are, the Italian supercar manufacturer has finally taken the wraps off the Purosangue – The most “Practical” Ferrari you can buy, and it is unlike any other super SUV available in the market.
For starters, Ferrari being Ferrari refrains from classifying the Purosangue as an ‘SUV’ despite rivalling other super SUVs in the market such as the Lamborghini Urus, Aston Martin DBX707, Bently Bentayga and a few more.
Coming to the looks, the Ferrari Purosangue is very distinct from other super SUVs available in the market with its raked windscreen, long bonnet, a very distinct silhouette, and various aero elements on the body. This makes it very un-SUV-like and somewhat like a GT car.
That being said, American Rapper, Cardi B once referred to her Lamborghini Urus as “Lamborghini Truck”, and we are pretty sure she can’t say the same about the Ferrari Purosangue.
Diving into the details about the design of the Ferrari Purosangue, the model looks very aggressive with its sleek LED DRLs that sit snug into the slit nose, large inlets, and aero bridges. Apart from that, the gloss black cladding at the wheel arches and air outlets on the front fender cut the visual heft. Moreover, the rear portion looks very reminiscent of the Ferrari SF90 Stradale supercar.
Before moving into the interior, this is where the Ferrari Purosangue gets even more interesting as it proves that designers and engineers at the Maranello factory have put a lot of thought into the creation of this model because, unlike other super SUVs, the rear doors of the Ferrari Purosangue are rear-hinged (Suicide Doors) – Much like the Rolls-Royce models.
Thanks to these rear-hinged doors, getting in and out of the rear seats of the Ferrari Purosangue will be a lot easier and look fantastic in pictures (Celebrities are surely going to love this feature).
Stepping inside the Ferrari Purosangue, the first thing you notice is the split-cockpit-style design and the lack of a mid-mounted infotainment screen. Instead, both the driver and co-driver get their own 10.2-inch infotainment units with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity features.
Apart from these, the Ferrari Purosangue features plenty of driver assistance features such as Automatic Emergency Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) to prevent the user from crashing into other vehicles while the user is admiring the interior. Other notable features include High-beam assist, lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring system.
It is also worth mentioning that the Ferrari Purosangue can be specified with an optional electro-chromatic glass roof, though this makes the cabin feel airy, it is kind of unnecessary these days as there is nothing but pollution in the skies.
Apart from that, unlike the Lamborghini Urus, the Ferrari Purosangue is a four-seater and the rear passengers get their own individual seats with adjustable backrests and a centre console with various functions. Thanks to the 4-seat layout rear passenger can also access things from the 373-litre boot.
Coming to the powertrain, Ferrari has nailed this section by plonking a new 6.5-litre, naturally-aspirated V12 engine producing 717.75bhp of power at 7,750rpm and 716Nm of torque at 6,250rpm. Moreover, this engine has been tuned to deliver 80 per cent of its torque from just 2,100rpm.
It is also worth mentioning that the Ferrari Purosangue sends power to all four wheels via a new rear-mounted 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. However, the power to the front wheels is channelled via a 2-speed power transmission unit.
Ferrari claims that the Ferrari Purosangue weighs 2,033kg (Dry). However, despite being the heaviest Ferrari of all time, the Ferrari Purosangue can hit 100km/h from a standstill in just 3.3 seconds and keep on accelerating till it reaches its topspeed of 310km/h. For a vehicle with such statistics, Ferrari has made the Carbon Ceramic brakes standard on the Ferrari Purosangue.
Coming to the most important specification, the Ferrari Purosangue comes with an unladen ground clearance of 180mm, and the model can further increase its height by an additional 30mm as well. However, it is to be noted that the Ferrari does not offer any special underbody protection.
The Ferrari Purosangue deliveries are said to commence in the second half of 2023 in Europe. However, right-hand drive markets such as India are likely to get the model in the latter part of 2023 and prices could start from Rs 6 crore (estimated, ex-showroom).
Thoughts About The Ferrari Purosangue
The Ferrari Purosangue is really unlike any other super SUV in the market and it comes with a proper V12 powertrain to make any neighbour envious. Moreover, we also expect a turbocharged V8 powertrain in the coming years.
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