Ferrari’s First SUV: 2023 Ferrari Purosangue

by Mike Hunter

After years of anticipation by the international automotive fraternity, Ferrari has unveiled the Purosangue, the first-ever four-door, four-seater car in the Prancing Horse’s 75-year history, in the magnificently atmospheric surroundings of the Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico (Pisa).

The Purosangue’s engine (code named F140IA) maintains the architecture that made the 

Prancing Horse’s most recent 12-cylinders so successful: a 65-degree angle between its cylinder banks, a 6.5-litre capacity, dry sump and high-pressure direct injection. It was designed, however, to produce the highest amount of torque at low revs possible without losing the feeling of linear, never-ending power typical of Ferrari’s naturally aspirated V12s. Eighty percent of the maximum torque is on tap at just 2100 rpm and it peaks at 716 Nm at 6250 rpm. 

The Purosangue boasts a unique, innovative system that is a world first: Ferrari active suspension technology enabled by Multimatic’s True Active Spool Valve (TASV) System. Compared to other solutions on the market, this new suspension architecture offers numerous advantages by combining electric motor actuation with a high-precision spool valve hydraulic damper into one fully integrated system. The electric motor ensures that body and wheels can be controlled actively with more force authority and at higher frequencies than traditional adaptive or semi-active systems.

The Purosangue name beautifully describes the car’s architecture. Its sleek, athletic exterior sets it apart from other four-door, four-seater cars on the market, and the mid-front-mounted naturally aspirated V12 combine with a sublimely comfortable, luxuriously roomy and impeccably appointed cabin. This is not just an incredibly fast, agile car but it also offers the space on board to ensure exceptional comfort for all four occupants.

The driver’s cockpit is inspired by the SF90 Stradale and is almost exactly mirrored on the passenger side. This creates an unparalleled feeling of emotional engagement for the front passenger, aided and abetted by a 10.2-inch display that provides all the information required to help them participate in the driving experience. The Purosangue features the entirely digital interface already adopted for the rest of the range.

2023 Ferrari Purosangue 

MSRP: $400,000
City: 12 mpg
Hwy.: 17 mpg
Trans: 6-speed
0-60: 3.3 sec

Did You Know: In a Ferrari first, owners are being offered the opportunity to personalize the roof of their car. The glass is coated on its lower surface with an electro-sensitive film. When a small electric current is passed through the film, it changes its tint level to either flood the cabin with sunlight or provide shade where necessary.

Photos courtesy of Ferrari

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