Ferrari has been cranking out legendary high-performance automobiles for 75 years, but until now they’ve never made inroads into the ultra-high-end SUV market. However, with luxury consumers gobbling up high-priced sport utility vehicles like the Lamborghini Urus, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan and the Aston Martin DBX, The Prancing Horse has decided that it’s time to rev into the ring with a beast of their own: the 715-hp Purosangue, which when translated from Italian to English means “thoroughbred.”
The brand is shying away from officially labeling the Purosangue an SUV, opting to describe it as a new piece of their sports car lineup that places comfort and versatility first and foremost. Of course, since it’s a Ferrari, speed is never far from the forefront. The Purosangue is equipped with a beastly 6.5-liter V-12 engine that pumps out 715 hp and spins up to 8,250 rpm. Torque-wise, it features 528 pound-feet with 80% torque available at only 2,100 RPM. It’s one of the fastest SUVs ever created too, as Ferrari pegs its top speed at 193 mph and its 0-60 time at 3.3 seconds. Other features include a brand-new suspension system and an eight-speed transmission, with four-wheel drive available up to 4th gear and 124 mph — after which it automatically switches to rear-wheel drive. From a looks standpoint, the Purosangue is low-slung with a long nose and features front-opening rear doors. Buyers can choose between leather, carbon fiber and Alcantara trims, and a tinted glass roof is an available option as well.
Don’t expect the Purosangue to be an easy purchase, even if you’ve got the nearly $400,000 USD needed to purchase it on hand. Existing Ferrari owners were given a chance to pre-order the Purosangue months ago, and Ferrari has indicated that they don’t want the Purosangue to make up more than 20% of their overall sales, instead saying that it’s a “different Ferrari for different Ferraristi.”
Look for the Ferrari Purosangue to begin shipping at the tail end of 2023, and stay tuned for more info as it’s made available.