Ferrari fans would be more than aware that earlier this year the prancing horse released its first SUV, the Ferrari Purosangue. Although a little late to the supercar SUV party following the Porsche Cayenne, Aston Martin DBX, Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus (which incidentally makes up more than half of all the Lamborghinis built each year), the Purosangue will make up 20% of Ferrari’s annual output.
By all reports the all-wheel drive Ferrari Purosangue is a very impressive car, and so it should be at $730,000 (Aust) plus on road costs. Its 6.5 litre naturally aspirated V12 engine delivers 533kW and 716Nm of power, is paired to an 8-speed dual clutch automatic transmission and claims a top speed of 310 km/h and 0-100km/hour in 3.3 seconds.
Like most new Ferraris sold nowadays, priority for the first production run of the Purosangue will be given to existing Ferrari customers, with those missing out facing at least a two year wait time. In the meantime, you may be interested to look at this Car Magazine review.
If you can’t quite afford the real thing, for a mere $24,424 (Aus) you can get a new Ferrari Purosangue 1:8 scale model measuring about 60cm in length. Once you’ve picked yourself up off the floor, with only 199 of these models to be made by English company Amalgam which is regarded as one of the most detailed scale car model manufacturers in the world, each model is handmade and takes over 300 hours to build. They often build one-off special edition cars for their clients, and they also have an agreement with Ferrari to create bespoke scale models for Ferrari customers while they’re waiting for their real Ferraris to be manufactured in Maranello, Italy.
As Australian Purosangue customers could be facing a possible three year wait for their new cars, an Amalgam model may be the closest they can get to the real thing just now.
I should also mention that if you’d like to customise your model with your own choice of paint colour, wheel design and interior specifications, it will cost you $6,000 extra at $30,452 (Aus).
….. Or you can buy a new Toyota Corolla $29,000 (Aus) plus on roads!!!