Purosangue – A Real Ferrari?

By Dhruv Behl | on October 9, 2022 Follow us on Autox Google News

Ferrari has finally gone and done it – launched an SUV. Oh wait, I’m not allowed to call it that…

Ferrari refers to the Purosangue only as their latest 'sports car.' The fact that it is the first four-door Ferrari is indisputable. The fact that it’s also the first Ferrari with 185mm of ground clearance is also indisputable. Semantics aside, though, is there anything wrong with a high-riding Ferrari?

Well, if you ask Luca di Montezemolo – Enzo Ferrari’s golden boy, former head of Ferrari, saviour of the Prancing Horse and Automotive Hall of Fame inductee – he insists that putting the Prancing Horse on a vehicle the size and shape of the Purosangue is sacrilege. But is it really?

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Consider the fact that the Cayenne singlehandedly saved Porsche from extinction and enabled them to continue making some of the best sports cars on the planet. In fact, every other automaker – no matter how hallowed – has succumbed to the SUV craze, even Rolls-Royce!

Succumbed is perhaps not the right phrase, thrived would be more fitting. Consider this – 40% of all Bentleys sold are Bentaygas, over 50% of all Porsches sold are Macans and Cayennes, and the Urus makes up more than 60% of all Lamborghinis that currently have the raging bull on the bonnet.

But that’s not to say Ferrari wants to flood the market with their latest 'sports car.' They insist that the Purosangue will never exceed 20% of total sales. And then there are the specs...

Ferrari Purosangue Front Three Quarter Top Angle

If you thought the naturally aspirated V12 was dead, think again, because nestled under that rather exquisitely sculpted hood is a 6.5-litre V12 producing enough power to alter the rotation of the earth. So, not only have they thumbed their noses at their former boss but ostensibly also those who feel that EVs will save the planet.

If you ask me, I think they’ve been incredibly courageous. And what a machine they’ve produced. It appears to be every bit as special as anything else that gets the revered yellow shield on the front fenders.

There is one more problem though, and that, of course, is the price. But if you have to ask how much it costs, you simply can’t afford one. So that’s irrelevant. But, if you are in the lucky 1% there is yet another problem – the Purosangue is already sold out, for now anyway.

Talk about first-world problems...

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