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Ferrari Purosangue 2023: everything you need to know about Ferrari’s first SUV


One of Ferrari’s most eagerly awaited models, the Purosangue, could be the sales booster Ferrari needs as SUVs from all walks of life rule the roads

It seems like we have been waiting a lifetime for news about Ferrari’s new Purosangue SUV, which is still in its development stage. 

But the big news this week is that the Purosangue will adopt the legendary, naturally-aspirated V12 engine found in other models such as the 812 Superfast and the GTC4 Lusso sportwagon.

This particular engine makes a sizable 585kW of power and 718Nm of torque in the current 812, however these outputs could rise even further for the heavier Purosangue. 

Ferrari Purosangue SUV in factory
Pictures of the Purosangue have been leaked from inside the Ferrari factory

Speaking to AutoExpress, Ferrari’s chief executive officer Benedetto Vigna confirmed that the big 6.5-litre V12 would be going into the Purosangue. 

“We’ve tested several options, it was clear that the V12, for the performance and driving experience it could provide, was the right option for the market”. 

It’s an interesting move by Ferrari, who seems determined to keep producing its large-capacity engines as long as possible, and interestingly, put the engine in a higher-volume model such as the Purosangue. 

Ferrari Purosangue official teaser image
The official teaser image for the Ferrari Purosangue SUV

The Ferrari Purosangue is set to compete with the Aston Martin DBX, Lamborghini Urus and even the Audi RS Q8 in the battle of the hottest, fastest and most powerful SUVs on the planet. 

The Purosangue will be an indirect replacement for the GTC4 Lusso which, according to Auto Express, was pulled from pricing at the end of 2020. 

What else do we know about the Ferrari Purosangue?

Ferrari 812 Competizione 2022 front
The Ferrari 812 Competizione uses the same engine as the Purosangue that produces 585kW

Footage circulating online tells us that the new Purosangue will feature a similar intake plenum to the one used in the 812 Superfast and a new, bespoke exhaust system that should sound brilliant at full noise. 

From pictures leaked from inside the Maranello factory, we can see that the Purosangue will have a very Ferrari Roma-esque front end, along with aggressive side styling. 

The Ferrari Roma’s 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 could also join the Purosangue’s engine family, however it is unconfirmed at this stage. This V8 produces 456kW of power and 760Nm of torque, which is still plenty of punch when compared to its bigger V12 sibling. 

Ferrari LaFerrari
The Ferrari LaFerrari used a 6.3-litre iteration of the same F140 V12 engine found in other Ferrari models

For reference, that is only slightly less power but more torque than the Ferrari Enzo’s 6.0-litre V12 that made 485kW/657Nm back when it was launched in 2002. The Enzo was once one of the fastest cars on Earth, being able to accelerate to 100km/h in just over three seconds. 

It would make sense for Ferrari to offer multiple engines in the Purosangue at varying price points, but again, this will be determined at a later stage closer to the SUV’s launch. 

The Ferrari Purosangue will be revealed to the world sometime toward the end of 2022 but an exact date is yet to be revealed.

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