The Ferrari Purosangue (Type F175) is a high-performance SUV by Italian automobile manufacturer Ferrari that was introduced on 13 September 2022. It is Ferrari's first SUV and production 4-door.

Name

The Ferrari Purosangue is named after the horse breed. In 2020, Ferrari attempted to trademark the 'Purosangue' moniker, however an organization, the Purosangue Foundation, blocked Ferrari from trademarking the name, and as a result the automaker filed a lawsuit against the organization for naming rights which went to court on March 5.[1][2]

Development

Development of a Ferrari SUV codenamed F175 began in 2017 and was hinted at by then-Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne,[3] and was later officially confirmed in September 2018.[4] The Purosangue was revealed on 13 September 2022 for the 2023 model year.[5][6][7]

Spy shots of a Ferrari Purosangue test mule first appeared on the internet on 22 October 2018, with the prototype using a Ferrari GTC4Lusso.[8] The Ferrari Purosangue appeared in leaked images in February 2022. A month later, Ferrari revealed a partial image of the Purosangue.

Overview

The Purosangue will be based on the same platform as the Ferrari Roma coupe[9] and will use fastback styling.[6]

The Ferrari Purosangue will compete with other high-performance SUVs such as the Lamborghini Urus, Aston Martin DBX, and Bentley Bentayga.[9][10]

The SUV will use an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.[9]

The power peaks at 7750 rpm and the torque peak sits at 6250 rpm.[11] Ferrari claims it will accelerate to 62 miles (100 km) in 3.3 seconds and go on to a top speed of 193 miles (311 km).[11] The unusual all-wheel-drive system is the same one introduced on the FF and later used in the GTC4 Lusso, it only operates in the first four gears and up to around 124 miles (200 km), above that it's a rear-driver.[11] All-Wheel Steering is standard.[11]

The Purosangue also has front-opening rear doors.[11] There's still a B-pillar, this configuration aids ingress and egress to the rear seat.[11]

References

  1. ^ Hogan, Mack (3 February 2020). "Ferrari Is Suing a Charity to Get the Naming Rights for Its SUV". Road & Track. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  2. ^ Gauthier, Michael (31 January 2021). "Ferrari Doesn't Have The Rights To The Purosangue Name, So It's Suing A Charity To Get Them". Carscoops. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Marchionne Confirms Ferrari Crossover "Will Probably Happen"". Carscoops. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  4. ^ Gauthier, Michael (18 September 2018). "Ferrari Confirms LaFerrari Successor, New V6 Engine Family And PHEV Models". Carscoops. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Ferrari Purosangue: What We Know So Far". Ferrari Lake Forest. 22 June 2021. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  6. ^ a b Courtney, Will Sabel (11 September 2021). "The Ferrari Purosangue: Everything You Need to Know". Gear Patrol. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  7. ^ https://paultan.org/2022/09/14/ferrari-purosangue-suv-debuts-maranellos-first-ever-four-door-four-seater-725-ps-and-716-nm-310-km-h/[bare URL]
  8. ^ Smith, Christopher (22 October 2018). "Ferrari Purosangue SUV Test Mule Spied Riding High". Motor1. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  9. ^ a b c MacKenzie, Angus (19 August 2021). "Future Cars: The 2023 Ferrari Purosangue Is the Ferrari of SUVs". Motor Trend. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  10. ^ Duff, Mike (2 November 2020). "Ferrari SUV Mule Photos Prove the Purosangue Is Closer to Reality". Car and Driver. Retrieved 27 September 2021.
  11. ^ a b c d e f "2023 Ferrari Purosangue Is a Bigger, Beastlier Kind of Ferrari". Car & Driver. 13 September 2022.