Engine: V12 with 65° bank angle and dry sump lubrication / Displacement: 6496 cc / Power: 725 hp (533 kW) at 7750 rpm / Torque: 716 Nm at 6250 rpm / 0-100 km/h 3.3 sec / Max: > 310 km/h.
Ferrari is sure: with the Purosangue they are backing the right horse. And the omens are not bad that the vehicle class of performance SUVs has a new benchmark. Even if Maranello speaks of a completely new vehicle class and avoids the terms crossover and SUV as much as possible. In the end, it doesn’t really matter what exactly you see the Ferrari Purosangue as – after all, it’s a real Ferrari. And that is already more than enough.
Fans of the “Cavallino Rampante” feel directly reminded of the Roma when they see it. And that’s no coincidence: both are transaxle models and therefore share the same current design DNA with a long bonnet, sculpted wings and a crisp rear end. The latter borrows from the 296 GTB and other models with rear mid-engine. Its unique selling point, however, is the rear-hinged doors for the rear. Combined with the usual doors at the front, this creates a unique, counter-rotating opening mechanism. Otherwise, of course, aerodynamics dictate the shapes.
What is there to write about a Ferrari V12 that hasn’t already been written? Not much. We’ll try anyway. With 725 hp, a bank angle of 64 degrees and 6.5 litres of displacement, lovers of Italian folk music once again get a whole opera orchestra at their side, unleashing its power on a transaxle gearbox. The front wheels are also driven, the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h takes 3.3 seconds and the sprint from 0 to 200 km/h takes 10.6 seconds. Any questions?
For the first time, rear passengers in a production Ferrari can enter through their own doors – a real luxury for lovers of the marque. Also completely new: four individual seats and a relatively large amount of storage space. Compared to the uncompromising sports cars, the Purosangue also offers a higher seating position, a sophisticated Burmester music system and, on request, additional safety features such as an armoured floor. But it can also be sustainable: the Alcantara of the headliner is made from the recycled polyester of fishing nets. And if that, combined with the usual Ferrari values, doesn’t capture it … then we don’t know what will.