The Purosangue is the first ever four-door, four-seater car in Ferrari’s 75-year history. To create a sporty transaxle layout, the luxury vehicle is fitted with a mid-front-mounted engine with the gearbox at the rear. The Power Transfer Unit (PTU) is coupled in front of the engine to provide a unique 4×4 transmission. This delivers exactly the 49:51% weight distribution that Maranello’s engineers deem optimal for a mid-front-engined sports car. Ferrari has also given the Purosangue the very latest iterations of the vehicle dynamic control systems introduced on its most powerful and exclusive sports cars, including independent four-wheel steering and ABS ‘evo’ with the 6-way Chassis Dynamic Sensor (6w-CDS).
The all-new chassis has a carbon-fibre roof as standard to keep weight down and lower the centre of gravity. Rear-hinged back doors make ingress and egress easier.
The Purosangue’s engine (code-named F140IA) offers a 6.5-litre capacity, dry sump and high-pressure direct injection. It was designed 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. 80% of the maximum torque is on tap at just 2100 rpm and it peaks at 716 Nm at 6250 rpm. Maximum power of 725 cv is reached at 7750 rpm and throttle response is characteristic of a real sports car. The new car offers class-leading performance figures (from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 s and from 0 to 200 in 10.6 s).
The Purosangue’s design features two separate levels: the lower more technical underbody and the sinuous, imposing upperbody. The upper volume seems to float on the wheelarches. The front of the car flows back seamlessly into the flanks and develops on several levels developing a dynamic, horizontal language. Instead of a front grille, there is a dihedral suspended on the lower section delivering a more technical aesthetic. Two shells create a suspended disc form with a slot that houses the camera and parking sensors, so that they are integrated seamlessly into the car’s shape. At each side of the hood are the DLRs which are set between two pairs of air intakes which meld into the upper part of the flanks, underscoring the styling theme.
The tail’s horizontal cut line incorporates the taillights at its tips. Beneath the latter, two scoops converge into two vents. An imposing diffuser and the large rear wings make the tail look wide with the sporty cabin sitting low over this volume.
The cabin has four generous heated electric seats that will accommodate four adults. The boot is the largest ever seen on a Ferrari and the rear seats fold to increase the luggage space. The driver’s cockpit draws inspiration from 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” 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. The Purosangue’s interior architecture is based on the dual cockpit dashboard concept.
Sustainable materials have been used throughout the Purosangue. In fact, 85% of the launch trim for the car was sustainably produced: the fabric roof-lining is recycled polyester, the carpet is made from polyamide recycled from fishing nets retrieved from the oceans and newly formulated Alcantara®, also derived from recycled polyester. The Burmester® 3D High-End Surround Sound System also makes its debut in a Ferrari vehicle as standard equipment.
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