- Ferrari says its all-new Purosengu is a unique sports car ‘unlike any other’… and it’s definitely not an SUV
- Prices start at Â£350,000 and first deliveries of UK cars are due to start in September next year
- Power is provided by a powerful 6.5-liter 725-horsepower V12 engine that will outshine all other school-run cars
- The Purosangue comfortably accelerates to 62mph in just 3.3 seconds, to 125mph in 10.6 seconds, and up to 192mph flat out
Ferrari has finally unveiled its new Purosang â a high-riding, all-wheel drive, four-seater, four-door with plenty of interior space, the name of which means ‘well’.
Just don’t call it an SUV or a crossover, or you’ll face the wrath of the legendary Italian carmaker, which stubbornly maintains it’s a unique sports car ‘unlike any other’. and insist that it’s definitely No A sports utility vehicle wearing the Prancing Horse badge.
Powered by a powerful 6.5-liter 725-horsepower V12 engine, the new Purosangue, which costs Â£350,000 or $400,000, comfortably accelerates to 62mph in just 3.3 seconds and to 125mph in 10.6 seconds, up to a top speed of 192mph, with a Gets the scintillating soundtrack from twin exhaust pipes to match.
It is Ferrari’s entry into the world of high-speed SUVs, targeting families with very deep pockets, including the hugely successful Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus and Aston Martin DBX among others â although twice as expensive as these rivals. Is.
Don’t call me an SUV: It’s Ferrari’s eagerly awaited Purosengue family car with seating for four, but the iconic Italian brand is adamant that it’s not a sports utility vehicle
It will surely create a stir in running the school and comes with some really new and unique features.
It also has serious sportscar credentials. The high-powered engine is mated to an eight-speed F1 DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) gearbox and uses a new and intuitive active suspension system,
The new gearbox promises faster and more precise turnaround, and proportions that are similar to those of the Ferrari SF90 Stradale and 296 GTB models.
But the Purosangue’s hefty price-tag of around Â£350,000 on the road places a significant Ferrari brand premium and is higher than rivals – which are less adamant about not being an SUV.
Deliveries of the first left-hand models will begin late next year with right-hand drive models for the UK and other similar markets starting September next year.
Leaked pictures of the front and rear of the Purosang at the factory were published on the Internet in February, although Ferrari later released their own teaser images and videos to spark interest.
However, there is also a lot of sensitivity and aversion in the Ferrari ranks to staring the new Purosang with an SUV brush.
This comes despite its legendary Italian rival Lamborghini admitting that its Urus is one â though it specifically claims it is an SUV.
On its website, Lamborghini states: ‘The soul of a super sports car and the functionality of an SUV: the Lamborghini Urus is the world’s first super sport utility vehicle.’
Just six years ago, Ferrari promised the world at the 2016 Paris Motor Show that it would never build its own.
The Purosangue, which translates from Italian as ‘Thoroughbred’, will cost from Â£350,000 and is the brand’s first sporty high-riding all-wheel drive four-seater four-door with plenty of interior space
Champion of the School Run: The new Ferrari Purosengu comfortably accelerates to 62mph in just 3.3 seconds and up to 125mph in 10.6 seconds, up to a top speed of 192mph, with a scintillating soundtrack to match the twin exhaust pipes
Deliveries of the right-hand drive model to the UK and other similar markets are set to begin in September next year
Just six years ago, Ferrari promised the world at the 2016 Paris Motor Show that it would never build an SUV. And it still holds to this argument
Two years later in 2018, former Ferrari boss Louis Camilleri told Car Magazine: ‘I hate to hear the word SUV in the same sentence as Ferrari. It doesn’t sit well with our brand. This vehicle will be unique in many ways and it will redefine expectations.
It has been referred to rather explicitly as a ‘Ferrari utility vehicle’, but is now officially just a ‘sports car’.
Unveiling the new car at the atmospheric Teatro del Cilengio in Lazatico, near the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, Ferrari said: ‘The Purosang, The Prancing Horse’s first four-door four-seater, has been unveiled today.’
Trying to justify his argument that Purushang…
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