The devil must be stuck on his ice skates: Ferrari just launched the Purosangue, a 4-door, 4-seater SUV crossover.
We should not be surprised. Other sports car manufacturers have embraced the SUV to great success: The Cayenne (literally) saved Porsche from bankruptcy; The Lamborghini Urus helped value the company at ~$11 billion. That Maranello wants some of that juice reveals how the modern world of ultra-luxury sports goods works.
V12 6.5-liter 65° engine
715HP (Naturally Aspirated)
528 lb-ft of torque
0-62 = 3.3 seconds
Top speed: 193mph
Dual-clutch transaxle gearbox
4,482 lbs (dry)
49:51 weight distribution.
Suicide Door (rear-hinged, 79-degree swing)
Purosangue, which means thorough in Italian, has been very well received by the automotive press: a masterpiece, elegant and sensual, beastlier, stunningly beautiful and slam dunk.
It is estimated that 3,000 units will be produced at $394,890 per year. If you haven’t put down a deposit yet, you might be SOL: All first-year productions seem to be spoken for.
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