Ferrari's New V12 SUV is More Powerful than the Lamborghini option

Ferrari didn't let the internal combustion engine era end without producing at least one crossover. The Ferrari Purosangue debuted on Tuesday featuring the company's twelve-cylinder engine, all-wheel drive, four-wheel steering and the cockpit from the SF90 Stradale.

Ferrari has made four-seat cars before, most recently with the GTC4 Lusso, but it has a long history of "2+2" cars with two front seats and two smaller seats in the rear. However, this is the first time a Ferrari will come with four independently adjustable seats for four separate passengers.

The exterior of the Purosangue, or "pure blood," features an upper and lower level. The lower level is more technical, says Ferrari, while above the beltline the vehicle is more imposing. It doesn't have a traditional grille, just a lower air intake to cool the engine that's mounted in the front, but aft of the front wheels for a better weight balance.

The Ferrari Purosangue is about the same length as a Lexus RX, but a little wider and a little shorter. Cargo space measures 16.7 cubic feet behind the second row, less than a foot bigger than the same Lexus.

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A roof-mounted spoiler matches the curvature of the rear, which feature taillights also similar to the SF90 Stradale coupe. The forged wheels were inspired by the same aero concept as on the SF90 that pull hot air from the wheel arch.

The rear doors on the Purosangue are hinged in back meaning when both doors are open the entire cabin is on display. Buyers can specify if they want a carbon fiber roof or an electrochromic one that change tint level with the touch of a button and massaging seats are optional.

The passenger gets a 10.2-inch touchscreen while the driver has a digital instrument cluster with all the relevant gauges. There's no central touchscreen, just controls for climate, defrost, seat and spoiler settings. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard.

Like most modern Ferraris, almost all of the controls for audio, navigation, phone and drive mode dial are on the steering wheel. That wheel also features the engine start button and carbon fiber paddles to shift the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission in milliseconds.

2023 Ferrari Purosangue
The 2023 Ferrari Purosangue comes with a 10.2-inch screen for the passenger.

Its traction control system was developed on the 296 GTB and is programmed to cope with low grip surfaces like snow and dirt in all settings. Ferrari says it can calculate the amount of grip between the road and the tires even before the tires slip.

The 6.5-liter V12 under the hood of the Ferrari Purosangue will deliver 715 horsepower and 528 pound-feet of torque. That's good for a zero-to-sixty-two miles per hour (mph) time of 3.3 seconds. It can get to 124 mph in 10.6 seconds and has a top speed of 193 mph. The Lamborghini Urus, it's closest competitor, has 641 horsepower and 627 pound-feet.

The Purosangue comes with the expected variety of modern safety features including adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, auto high beams, lane departure warning and keeping, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert and a few more.

The 2023 Ferrari Purosangue will land in customer hands late next year with a price tag of around $400,000.