Ferrari once said that it would never build an SUV, but it’s seemingly backtracked on that and the long-rumored 2023 Purosangue is finally here.
However, Ferrari is claiming this isn’t an SUV nor a crossover, but that “the Purosangue is a sports car”.
While its looks might be entirely SUV-ish, it’s slightly shorter than a Hyundai Ioniq 5 and not a whole lot taller than an average hatchback.
Plus, it’s packing a glorious 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 that revs to 8250rpm and makes 715hp (533kW) and 716Nm.
That’s good for a 3.3-second 0-100km/h (0-62mph) sprint thanks to its eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive. It’ll also hit a top speed of 310km/h (193mph).
Certainly, that all sounds pretty sports car-ish.
The first four-door, four-seater car ever to wear the prancing horse, the Purosangue (Italian for ‘thoroughbred’) effectively serves as the replacement for the GTC4Lusso shooting brake.
The newly released Ferrari Purosangue has generated excitement with its V12 engine and suicide doors. Meanwhile, Paul Walker’s Toyota Supra sold for over 10 times its original price, demonstrating that a car’s cultural significance can hold greater value than its modern features.
Inside the Purosangue
The most distinct visual feature of the design has to be its rear-hinged suicide doors, which will make getting into the back of it easier.
There are two bucket seats for both the first and second row of occupants, so that further drives the ‘sports car’ point home.
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Its cabin is also incredibly driver-focused up front as there’s no central infotainment display.
Instead, there are screens flanking the tachometer ahead of the driver, along with a larger display mounted directly ahead of the front passenger.
Plus, even if it’s not being called an SUV, it does offer a very SUV-like 473 liters of cargo space in the trunk.
It comes blinged out riding on massive 22-inch wheels up front and 23-inch wheels in the rear.
But thanks to an innovative suspension setup with electric motors on each corner and no traditional anti-roll bars, it should be as comfortable as it will be dynamic.
2023 Ferrari Purosangue price
Pricing for the Purosangue starts at €399,000 in Italy – that’s $398,000 at the current exchange rate.
Initial European deliveries are slated for June 2023, with it due to hit the USA not long after.
Ferrari claims production will be capped at 20 percent of its annual output of 15,000 cars, meaning around 3000 will be made each year.