In this review we get our hands on the new Ferrari Purosangue – Ferrari's very first 4 door and likewise the Maranello producer's very first full 4 seater. Nevertheless, it's not an SUV like the Aston Martin's DBX, Porsche Cayenne or Lamborghini Urus. Not according to Ferrari, anyway. So, what is it?
Henry Catchpole drives the new V12 in the mountains of northern Italy to try to analyze precisely what the Purosangue is everything about. In the end he decides that all that really matters is not boot area or leg room or the wonderful new Burmester stereo, it's whether it still has the feel of a Ferrari. Is it just an example of badge engineering or is there real substance to it?
The spec sheet would definitely appear to recommend that it's the latter. A monstrous 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 makes the Purosangue unique in the segment and it sounds utterly remarkable – especially when hammering through the avalanche tunnels running together with a frozen mountain lake. On days like these …
But it's not simply the engine which is fascinating, there is also the brand-new active suspension. Developed by Multimatic, the Real Active Spindle Valve technology has (in theory) permitted Ferrari to tune the trip of the cars and truck independent of the handling. This indicates that for every phase of the Manettino there are also as much as three options for the firmness of the suspension. It's clever stuff and rather stunning when you see what's hiding in the arches.
Finally in this episode of The Driver's Seat, there is a peek back at Ferrari's history due to the fact that although this is the first production four door in the company's history, there was a principle in 1980 called the Ferrari Pinin that was designed by Pininfarina and had Enzo Ferrari's blessing. What's more, there is a good link in between that 4 door principle and the new production cars and truck.
We hope you all take pleasure in seeing this review. Let us understand in the remarks down below what you consider the new Purosangue. Is it the best mix of 812 Superfast and Audi RS6 or will it be seen as an interest in years to come?
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