The Ferrari Purosangue is the next SUV model from the Italian luxury sports car manufacturer Ferrari. Ferrari has produced some of the most impressive sports car nameplates in history, such as the Ferrari F40. Here’s why the Ferrari Purosangue is so exciting.
5. The Ferrari Purosangue is the first Ferrari SUV
The Ferrari Purosangue is the first of its kind in the Ferrari family. The Italian automaker has yet to produce a four-door, let alone a sport utility vehicle.
The timing behind Purosangue’s arrival makes a lot of sense from a competitive standpoint. Luxury automakers have been churning out impressive SUV models for decades, but few automakers of Ferrari’s caliber have ever attempted to produce an SUV.
Lamborghini followed Maserati and Bentley by producing its own SUV in 2018. Just four years later, the Urus has become a universally recognized status symbol coveted by professional athletes, celebrities and millionaires. Ferrari hopes to tap into the same cultural relevance that Lamborghini has created with an SUV of its own.
4. The Purosangue is a 2023 model year
Ferrari already officially presented its new SUV to the world in September. The Purosangue is a 2023 model year. So, there’s still no concrete release date for the Purosangue, but all signs point to a 2023 launch. That means the wait for the Purosangue to hit the streets is almost over.
The Ferrari Purosangue will compete against the Lamborghini Urus Performante and Lotus Eletre in 2023. You’re in good company, and the power comparisons between the three new high-performance SUVs will be exciting, to say the least. The odds of YouTubers and automotive publications pitting the Ferrari Purosangue against the world’s fastest SUVs in 2023 are high.
3. The Ferrari SUV uses a 12-cylinder engine
Ever since the Ferrari SUV was initially teased, gear fans have wondered what kind of engine it would use. Ferrari is known for its powerful engines that produce mind-blowing horsepower and torque.
The Ferrari Purosangue will use a powerful 6.5-liter V12 engine. Many automotive publications anticipated a powerful V8, but Ferrari took things to a new level, claiming that the Purosangue would be more powerful than the original Urus and its V8.
2. The Purosangue is incredibly fast
Unsurprisingly, the Ferrari SUV’s V12 engine means an incredible amount of power, but how fast is the Purosangue? car and driver claims the 2023 Ferrari Purosangue can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in about 3.3 seconds. In short, that makes Ferrari’s SUV faster than some of the fastest SUVs in the world, including the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Maserati Levante Trofeo, Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and many more.
The Ferrari Purosangue isn’t the fastest SUV ever made by the numbers available so far, but it has earned a spot in the top five.
1. The Ferrari Purosangue SUV makes more horsepower than the Lamborghini Urus Performante
It’s no secret that Ferrari is targeting the same audience as the Lamborghini Urus. Lamborghini recently introduced the Performante, an even more powerful version of the Urus. The Lamborghini Urus Performante makes 657 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque from its twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine.
The Ferrari Purosangue makes a whopping 715 horsepower and 528 pound-feet of torque. The Urus Performante may make more torque, but the Ferrari SUV makes 58 more ponies than the Urus Performante, and that’s no easy feat. There are plenty of reasons to get excited about Ferrari’s next SUV.