Ferrari’s new SUV: Discover the Purosangue

Despite its long-standing reputation as one of the world’s best high-performance sports cars, there has always been one market segment Ferrari never ventured into, until now: the world of SUVs. Enter the Ferrari Purosangue - the very first four-door, four-seater car in the manufacturer's history.

Debuting on September 13th, 2022, the Purosangue is a veritable powerhouse of an SUV, boasting an unparalleled combination of speed, handling, luxury, versatility, and raw power that aims to redefine what the category is truly capable of.

Whether you're an avid Ferrari fan or simply a curious car enthusiast, prepare to discover why the Purosangue is far more than just an SUV - it is, in every sense of the word, a Ferrari.

The Ferrari Purosangue is an absolute masterpiece of automotive engineering, showcasing the very pinnacle of how to blend both form and function in the SUV arena artfully.

From the moment you lay eyes on its sleek and undeniably elegant exterior, you'll be struck by the sheer grace and beauty of its every curve and line. Its long, lithe hood stretches out in a compelling display of aerodynamic prowess, while the sloping roofline and muscular rear end hint at the raw power and speed that lies just beneath the surface.

But the Purosangue is far more than just a pretty face. This vehicle is packed to the brim with a raft of cutting-edge innovations, such as the retractable rear spoiler, the active front splitter, and the strategically placed air vents on both the fenders and doors, all working together in perfect unison to optimise both its aerodynamics and cooling capacity.

And let's not forget the finer details that make this SUV truly stand out from the crowd - from its iconic emblem on the prominent grille, to its ultra-modern LED headlights and taillights, to the massive 22-inch alloy wheels that give it an almost predatory stance on the road.

As you step inside, you'll be greeted by a true oasis of luxury that comfortably accommodates up to four passengers, each nestled in its own plush and inviting seat.

But don't let this abundance of space fool you - every square inch of the Purosangue's interior has been meticulously crafted to perfection, from the leather upholstery to the intricately-designed dashboard that serves as the actual focal point of the cabin.

Rather than relying on a central infotainment display, the Purosangue opts for a more unique approach - the dashboard is home to a stunning 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster that perfectly balances style and functionality, providing all the critical vehicle information you need at a glance.

Meanwhile, the front passenger is treated to their own dedicated 10.2-inch screen, providing them with a personalised view of the vehicle's various entertainment and navigation features.

At the heart of the Purosangue lies a ferocious naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V-12 engine that boasts an eye-watering 533 kW of power and 716 Nm of torque - a force to be reckoned with in any context.

And when paired with the Purosangue's precision-engineered eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, this powerhouse of an engine unleashes its full potential in a symphony of speed and agility, propelling the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 3.3 seconds and effortlessly reaching top speeds of up to 310 km/h.

But don't be fooled into thinking that the Purosangue is just a one-trick pony. This remarkable utility vehicle also boasts a highly advanced four-wheel drive system that ensures maximum traction and control on any terrain or road condition, regardless of the weather.

And despite all this raw power and performance, the Purosangue still manages to achieve a good EPA fuel economy estimation of 12 mpg city and 16 mpg highway, making it a true contender among its rivals like the Urus and 12-cylinder Bentayga.

The Ferrari Purosangue is expected to hit the market this year, captivating car enthusiasts worldwide with its exquisite blend of form and function. The price point for this luxury SUV will start at a staggering US$402,050. However, the availability of this beauty in South Africa remains uncertain, much to the dismay of local Ferrari aficionados.

The Purosangue is set to rival other high-performance luxury SUVs in its class, including the likes of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, the Lamborghini Urus, the Bentley Bentayga, and the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. While these competitors may possess their unique qualities and impressive features, none can compare to Purosangue's exceptional fusion of performance and prestige.


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