Ferrari Purosangue: Ferrari’s SUV arrives with a 715 horsepower V12.. Ferrari Purosangue: Ferrari’s SUV arrives with a 715 horsepower V12. The long-awaited Ferrari Purosangue, the first SUV in the Italian exotic car maker’s 75-year history, was unveiled today. It is actually described as a four-door, four-seat sports car that combines performance and driving pleasure with comfort and space.
The one whose name means «thoroughbred» stands out from other utilities by its engine in the front central position and its gearbox at the rear, contributing to a weight distribution of 49/51 that the engineers of Maranello consider optimal.
pinnacle of power.
Ferrari ‘s most iconic engine , the exhilaratingly sounding naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12, sits under the hood and gives it 715 horsepower at 7,750 rpm and 528 lb-ft of torque at 6,250 rpm, of which 80% at low revs. Mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, it sprints from 0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 10.6 seconds, with a top speed of over 310 km /h.
The Purosangue is therefore more powerful and faster than all the other thermal engine SUVs on the planet. All? Well almost. The 697 horsepower Aston Martin DBX 707 would reach 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds according to the English brand.
By the way, the 4WD-S system – originally developed for the GTC4 Lusso – has gotten a makeover and now benefits from innovations made to the system from the SF90 Stradale , including torque vectoring to the front axle and torque distribution to the rear wheels via the electronic differential.
The Purosangue’s chassis is the result of an entirely new design aimed at achieving uncompromising rigidity, while the bodywork is made from various materials ranging from aluminum to carbon fiber to high-grade steel. resistance. This last material has also been incorporated into the reinforcement bars, the reinforcements of the main nodes and the central pillar.
The carbon fiber roof with integrated sound insulation is completely new and offers levels of stiffness comparable to a glass roof, while being 20% lighter than an aluminum roof. By the way, an electrochromic glass roof is available as an option.
For on-board access, the front doors open at a wider angle (63 degrees) and are accompanied by new electric antagonist doors at the rear offering a 79-degree opening. The aluminum tailgate is electrically operated by two Stabilus levers and reveals a 473-litre boot (with the backrests up).
Aerodynamic and stable.
Aerodynamically, the Purosangue sports a body, underbody and rear diffuser designed to be as efficient as possible. Among the new solutions employed, the design of the bumper and the front fenders creates an air curtain that seals the wheels aerodynamically and prevents the formation of turbulence. A thin spoiler in the middle of the tailgate and a wing suspended at the top reinforce the fight against the wind. Notice there is no rear wiper.
Ferrari has also fitted the Purosangue with the latest versions of its vehicle dynamic control systems. This includes active four-wheel steering (derived from the 812 Competizione ), EVO ABS with six-way chassis dynamic sensor and Ferrari’s new active suspension system, which allows precise control of body roll in corners, as well as tire contact patch on high frequency bumps.
Of course, there’s a wide range of driver assistance features, including adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition and driver drowsiness and attention. Then, a first for Ferrari, the vehicle incorporates downhill cruise control.
00:00 Ferrari Purosangue Ferrari’s SUV arrives with a 715 horsepower V12. 00:40 pinnacle of power.
01:58 New chassis.
02:59 Aerodynamic and stable.
04:12 Ultra-sporty cabin.