Ferrari’s first SUV comes in the form of a four-seater, V12 supercar to rival the Lamborghini Urus

new ferrari purosangue suv costs six times more than a porsche macan

  • V12 engine produces 715bhp
  • Part-time all-wheel-drive
  • Expected to start from around £330,000

In the midst of the current cost-of-living and energy crisis, Ferrari has announced a new model which it thinks is the perfect car for this moment in time: a £330,000, V12 SUV. Dubbed the Ferrari Purosangue, this new model marks the Italian brand’s first-ever venture into the SUV market and is one of the most expensive options available, rivalled only by the ultra-luxurious Rolls Royce Cullinan or a heavily optioned Lamborghini Urus.

At first glance, the Ferrari Purosangue is similar to the upcoming Peugeot 408 in the way it blurs the lines between what is considered an SUV and a hatchback. However, while most SUVs offer a five or seven-seat configuration, the Purosangue only has four seats on offer – mirroring its spiritual predecessor, the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso. To access the second row, passengers must enter through a set of rear-hinged ‘welcome doors’, similar to those seen on the Mazda MX-30 and the Cullinan.

new ferrari purosangue suv costs six times more than a porsche macan

Another area where the Ferrari is lacking in comparison to other more traditional SUVs is boot space, although the Purosangue’s 473 litres of boot space is the most any Ferrari has ever featured. It’s actually 71 litres more than you get in a Ford Mustang Mach-E. And, for something that has a howling 6.5-litre V12 engine under the bonnet, we don’t think that number is too bad.

Speaking of the Purosangue’s V12, this produces a monstrous 715bhp – impressive when you consider that it doesn’t receive any assistance from an electric motor or turbocharger. With all this power going to all four wheels, the Purosangue will get from 0-62mph in just 3.3 seconds – matching the hottest Aston Martin DBX and beating pretty much every other SUV on the road, including the Urus.

new ferrari purosangue suv costs six times more than a porsche macan

Just like 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 the majority of the time, shifting power to the front axle whenever extra grip is needed.

This is representative of how adamant Ferrari is that this isn’t an SUV, but instead a “sports car opening a new segment”. When asked whether the Purosangue can be taken beyond the tarmac like a proper 4×4, Ferrari’s Chief Product Development Officer, Gianmaria Fulgenz said: “you can use the car off-road, but it’s not a Jeep”.

What also isn’t very Jeep-like is the Purosangue’s driving position; drivers sit almost as low as in the Ferrari SF90 Stradale hybrid supercar. Also like the SF90 are the Purosangue’s digital dials, five-setting ‘Manettino’ drive mode selector and figure-hugging sport seats.

new ferrari purosangue suv costs six times more than a porsche macan

Just like most luxury cars, the Purosangue has a long and expensive options list. One particular highlight, however, is an optional infotainment touchscreen for the front passenger, for when the Ferrari’s blistering performance just isn’t entertaining enough.

While the Purosangue’s slightly jacked-up stance and hatchback boot make it more usable day-to-day than a low-riding supercar, it’s nowhere near as practical as something like a Lamborghini Urus. Starting at around £330,000, the Ferrari is almost £150,000 more expensive than the Lambo, too.

Of course, this is on-par with Ferrari’s other V12-engined cars such as the 812 Superfast, however there are other accomplished performance SUVs out there such as the Porsche Macan that cost considerably less.

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