This is the Ferrari Purosangue, the first ever four-door, four-seater car in the Prancing Horse’s 75-year history.
The Purosangue, has a mid-front-mounted engine with the gearbox at the rear to create a sporty transaxle layout. 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.
It is the only car with these proportions to sport a mid-front-mounted, naturally-aspirated V12, Furthermore, it can deliver 80% torque even at low revs for unique driving pleasure at all times.
Ferrari has also given the Purosangue the very latest iterations of the vehicle dynamic control systems, including independent four-wheel steering and ABS ‘evo’ with the 6-way Chassis Dynamic Sensor (6w-CDS). Making its world debut is the F.A.S.T. (Ferrari Active Suspension Technology) system. This very effectively controls body roll in corners as well as the tyre contact patch over high-frequency bumps to deliver the same performance and handling response as in one of the marque’s sports cars.
The all-new chassis has a carbon-fibre roof as standard to keep weight down and lower the centre of gravity. Redesigning the bodyshell from scratch also meant the designers could incorporate rear-hinged back doors (welcome doors) to make ingress and egress easier while keeping the car as compact as possible. The cabin has four generous heated electric seats that will comfortably accommodate four adults. The boot is the largest ever seen on a Ferrari and the rear seats fold to increase the luggage space.
The Purosangue 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 driving position and the heady, naturally-aspirated V12 soundtrack deliver an entirely new yet also entirely Ferrari driving experience. The fact that a vast array of comfort-focused content is provided as standard, such as the Burmester© audio system, and that the many optional extras including the brand-new Alcantara® upholstery, derived from certified recycled polyester, make the PUROSANGUE the most complete four-door, four-seater in the segment.
The layout of the 8-speed, oil-bath dual-clutch transmission was optimised through the adoption of a dry sump and a significantly more compact clutch assembly, shaving 15 mm off the installed height in the car which, in turn, lowers the centre of gravity by the same amount. The new clutch’s performance is 35% higher, transmitting up to 1200 Nm in dynamic torque during gear shifts.
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Type V12 – 65° – dry sump
Overall displacement 6496 cc
Bore and stroke 94 mm x 78 mm
Max. power output* 725 cv at 7750 rpm
Max. torque 716 Nm at 6250 rpm
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Length 4972 mm
Width 2028 mm
Height 1586 mm
Wheelbase 3018 mm
Dry weight** 2173 kg
Weight distribution 49% front / 51% rear
Fuel tank capacity 100 litres
Boot capacity 473 litres
TYRES AND WHEELS
Front 255/35 R22 J9.0
Rear 315/30 R23 J11.0
TRANSMISSION AND GEARBOX
8-speed F1 DCT
SSC 8.0: 4RM-S evo, FAST Active Suspension, F1-Trac, ABS ‘EVO’ with Grip Estimation 2.0, ECS
Max. speed 312 km/h
0-100 km/h 3.3 s
0-200 km/h 10.6 s
100-0 km/h 32.8 m
200-0 km/h 129 m