Ferrari on Tuesday revealed its new Purosangue, the 75-year-old sports car maker’s first-ever four-door manufacturing car.
The Purosangue appears like an SUV, akin to different luxurious sports SUVs from manufacturers like Porsche and Maserati. But regardless of its dimension, form and better stance, the corporate insists that the Purosangue – which implies “thoroughbred” in Italian – is a sports car, designed from the bottom up as a true Ferrari.
The Purosangue could not have a conventional Ferrari form, however it is going to sound like a Ferrari. The new mannequin is powered by a 6.5-liter, 715-horsepower V-12 engine that’s mounted behind the entrance axle, fairly than over it as with most SUVs and crossovers.
Ferrari mentioned the placement of the engine – and of the Purosangue’s transaxle, mounted on the rear – distributes the car’s weight nearly evenly among the many 4 wheels, enhancing its dealing with.
While Ferrari is finest identified for its two-seat sports vehicles, the corporate has been constructing four-seaters because the early Nineteen Sixties, and all-wheel-drive fashions because the FF coupe was launched in 2011. But even Ferrari admits the Purosangue strikes the storied model into new territory.
The Purosangue will begin at 390,000 euros ($389,000) in Italy, Ferrari mentioned, making it the corporate’s second most costly manufacturing mannequin behind the 440,000-euro SF90 hybrid sports car.
Deliveries will start within the second quarter of 2023 in Europe, within the third quarter within the United States, and by the top of subsequent yr in different international markets, the automaker mentioned.
Despite its hefty beginning value, the Purosangue is prone 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. But Ferrari will not let the Purosangue get fairly that fashionable: The firm plans to restrict manufacturing of the Purosangue to not more than 20% of its complete annual output, or solely about 3,000 items per yr.