With the first Ferrari Purosange about to arrive in Australia, we can safely say that other than McLaren, all the top end mass-produced car manufacturers have a 4 door SUV in their catalogue, even though most would suggest their cars are far from SUV’s.
Bentley has the Bentayga, Lamborghini the Urus, Maserati the Levante and Grecale, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Aston Martin the DBX, and of course Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Range Rover have had them forever and a day.
Although development of the Purosangue commenced in 2017, it wasn’t officially confirmed until September 2018 with the car revealed four years later in September 2022. It will finally be seen here in Australia later this year, but such is the demand for the car that the factory has stopped taking orders and if you’re not a current Ferrari owner, you can expect a wait of up to two years.
So why is this car so special? In a nutshell it’s:
- Ferrari’s first production 4-seater, 4-door sedan
- Powered by a monstrous 6.5 litre, naturally aspirated V12 that produces 533kW and 716Nm of torque
- An eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel drive
- Top speed is 310 km/h
- Has typical Ferrari styling with backward-hinged rear doors
- Priced from $728,000 plus on-roads and options
Although it’s safe to say that the vast majority of us will never have the pleasure of knowing what the Purosangue is like to drive on the road, there is nothing wrong with dreaming.
Emma Notarfrancesco from drive.com.au was lucky enough to have a close look at the all-new Ferrari Purosangue when it was recently in Australia and here’s her thoughts: