Last Updated on January 6, 2023 by Victor A
After much speculation, and waiting, the most anticipated SUV of the year is finally here, the Ferrari Purosangue.
This is a performance-oriented SUV that directly competes against the best of the class: the all-new Lamborghini Urus S and Urus Performante, the Aston Martin DBX 707, the Bentley Bentayga Speed, and the BMW XM.
These SUVs are in big trouble because the Purosangue completely redefines what a performance SUV is, and it comes with a big surprise: a naturally aspirated V12 engine.
The Ferrari Purosangue exterior design
Starting with the exterior design it’s hard to ignore the similarities with the Ferrari Roma, especially when you look at the front of the car.
This means that Ferrari wants us to look at this new vehicle as a luxury-sporty SUV instead of relying completely on an aggressive sporty design.
One of the most surprising features is the rear doors which are presented as suicide doors, like in the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
Since it’s focused on delivering great performance you can imagine that the car won’t sit very high, which is the case here, as it sits at 7.2 inches (183 mm), so don’t expect to take it out on harsh surfaces.
When it comes to the rear back we are greeted by quad exhaust tailpipes, a rear diffuser, a small spoiler that doesn’t ruin the design of the car, and taillights that reminds us again of the Roma.
Overall the exterior design is a bit restrained, which gives us a clue that as competitors start catching up in terms of performance, the Purosangue will receive new versions with better aerodynamic parts and sportier designs that will match the improvements in power output.
Porosangue’s interior design
The Ferrari Purosangue comes with a very interesting interior that easily differentiates itself from all the competition.
First of all, the most noticeable characteristic is that it doesn’t come with a central screen like almost every other SUV, instead of that, it comes with two large screens, both for the driver and the passenger.
Carbon fiber is present all over the interior of the car, and when it comes to options, you can choose the leather in a wide variety of colors.
There are only two rear seats, making the Purosangue a 4 passenger car, and this is the first Ferrari automobile that comes with four independent adjustable seats and four doors.
The SUV also comes with adjustable, heated rear seats that can be independently reclined.
One of the most negative points of the Purosangue is the unimpressive 475-liter trunk space, which is the largest in a Ferrari, but compared with any other performance SUV, is nothing to be proud of.
The Ferrari SUV engine and specifications
The most exciting stuff is found in the heart of the car, housing a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12, the Purosangue enters an exclusive SUV club where the Rolls-Royce Cullinan and the Bentley Bentayga Speed were the only members.
The Purosangue’s V12 can produce a staggering 715 hp (725 PS) and 528 lb-ft (716 Nm) of torque, which makes it the most powerful production SUV to date, beating the Dodge Durango Hellcat and the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.
The SUV can speed up from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.3 seconds, and its top speed is limited to 193 mph (310 km/h). Matching the same acceleration times as the Urus Performante and the DBX 707, while also matching the same top speed DBX 707 but surpassing the Urus Performante’s.
It also comes with an all-wheel drive system matched by an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
These specs are impressive and even though there aren’t any real tests yet, the Purosangue is the best-performance SUV in the world.
The bottom line is that the Purosangue is incredible
Ferrari’s debut in the SUV market was as expected, it has become a reference when it comes to performance SUVs while providing luxury and comfort, and you can find the news about the debut almost everywhere.
Some sources have shared with us that the Purosangue start at 390,000€ in Europe, and $390,000 in the United States, making it one of the most expensive SUVs in the market, just below the Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge.
If you have the money this is the car to get since production is limited, and the price of the car will rise over the years.
But most importantly, the appeal of this car is found in the engine. The competition has released great cars, but they are not good enough when you realize that most of them resort to turbocharged V8 engines or hybrid technology. If you want the naturally aspirated V12 experience in an SUV you have to get the Purosangue.