Ferrari entered the era of SUVs and did so through the front door

While not pleasant for a sports car enthusiast, conceptually the Purosangue should be framed inside an SUV, or in any case, a “Super SUV.”

At Ferrari they like to say it’s not an SUV. At one point it was said that they would call him A FUV, a Ferrari service vehiclebecause they did not want to associate the brand with a vehicle in this segment, which, no matter how happy in the world, is the opposite of Ferrari.

This Tuesday, the 13th, the Ferrari Purosango was officially presented, And from the name onwards, it can be said that although it may sound like that, it really is It doesn’t have any SUV.

Not as big as expected, less than 5m in length and barely more than 2m in width, only 1.60m in height, but it weighs 2,173 kg And it has enough clearance to pull off an asphalt road without any problem. In terms of dimensions, it should be an SUV, but in dynamics, it does not look like one.

The Purosangue does not reach 5 meters in length and barely exceeds its width 2. It is low and has good ground clearance, with a weight distribution of 49% at the front and 51% at the rear.
The Purosangue does not reach 5 meters in length and barely exceeds its width 2. It is low and has good ground clearance, with a weight distribution of 49% at the front and 51% at the rear.

Some say it’s a file Ferrari 812, the model launched to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the brand in 2017, but higher. It can also be said that it is a file Ferrari Roma With his lines, especially the front. Any valid resemblance, to mechanics or design.

It is precisely the powertrain that will make this car so special if you want to classify it as an SUV. Its motor is powerful 6.5 liter V12 capable of delivering 725 horsepower When touching 7750 rpm. Thanks to the integrated traction and impressive torque of these 12 cylinders at 65 degrees, they accelerate from 716 Nm. From 0 to 100 km / h in 3.3 seconds, and a top speed of 310 km / h. The sound needs no description, it’s “music” to the ears of a sports car lover. The transmission is 8 gears, changes are made using paddles behind the steering wheel and allow to shift in 200 milliseconds.

The location of the 6.5 liter V12 is nearly central as it is positioned inside the cabin to carry weight to the rear.
The location of the 6.5 liter V12 is nearly central as it is positioned inside the cabin to carry weight to the rear.

Purosangue differs in many aspects that are worth knowing. Weight Distribution Scale One of them, because even though it has a front engine, it is surprisingly spread out 49/51 between the two trains. This is because The engine is located approximately inside the passenger compartment, but it is its design that allows, even in this mode, not to interfere at all in a comfortable and spacious cabin for four passengers. This is not a 2+2, with the two back seats being small as in almost all Ferraris. It is a well defined 4 seater vehicle with great habitability for all.

However, weight distribution can be achieved by moving the gearbox to the rear axle, like Formula 1 cars. It also contributes to this excellent ratio of weight distribution, having lowered the center of gravity with a roof made entirely of carbon fiber. The high areas of the bodywork are always those that do not balance the dynamics of the car, and if it is a sports car, then this is of fundamental importance.

Elegant rear doors
The rear doors are “suicide bomber” style, but Ferrari solved the risks of the system with an electric motor to open and close them.

Technologically speaking, Ferrari has also equipped the Purosangue with the latest iterations of Vehicle dynamic control Introduced in its high-performance sports cars, including Four-wheel independent steering and ABS “evo” with 6-way chassis dynamic sensor. In this car, the system will appear for the first time in the world. Ferrari Active Suspensionwhich is concerned with controlling body roll in cornering as well as the tire contact patch in high-frequency undulations.

In terms of design, it is clear that back doors You don’t have the traditional slot, but They are from the system known as suicide doors. But Ferrari thought of everything and with those doors that open the opposite way to go around the front doors, Electric poweredwhich completely reduces the risk of accidents that have given the system such a “bad name”.

“A car that thinks beyond the driver”, says Ferrari, is clearly visible on the dashboard with a special passenger section.

Finally, a panel divided into two clearly differentiated sections. On the driver’s side, everything that should be within reach and under control, and on the passenger side, another surface with a screen that gives access to the rest of the car’s functions. It is the best car tuning. Perhaps the second feature is distinctive compared to other Ferraris. If the most noticeable is the quality of crossovers or SUVs, then the second is that The car wasn’t just for the canal.

Only Ferrari can make a car unlike any other, break established molds and create a new class, and it has. Perhaps that is why it is rightly called “authentic”.

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