Hear the Ferrari Purosangue’s V-12 Pur Like a Kitten on Public Roads

Ferrari’s first SUV should deliver in excess of 800 horsepower, and you can hear every pony

Back in March, Ferrari dropped the first teaser image of its future SUV along with the confirmation that some of the rumors about the Purosangue are true. Then, at the beginning of May, a Twitter post confirmed that in a world where everybody is going for electrification, the Purosangue will have a V-12 engine. While details about this specific V-12 are still limited, a video posted by Youtube user varryx gives us a very good idea of what the engine will sound like, and boy oh boy does it sound amazing!

As for the V-12 engine itself, Ferrari only confirmed it will be used as the "Heart of the thoroughbred" ("Purosangue" is the Italian translation of "thoroughbred") but revealed no other details about it. However, the current V-12 engine found in the 812 Competizione delivers a total of 830 horsepower and 519 pound-feet of torque. While the SUV might deliver the same amount of power, Ferrari also announced a while back a more powerful V-12 engine is under development, and it will be making its debut in a brand-new model.

Considering the SUV will also be a lot heavier than the 812 Competizione, it makes sense to get a more powerful engine. No matter what the final out will be, the Purosangue will end up being a serious competitor to other luxury SUVs out there, like the Rolls Royce Cullinan or the Bentley Bentayga. Also, the V-12 will not be the only engine offered in the next Purosangue. Later on, Ferrari will add to the lineup the hybrid V-6 from the 296 GTB, and, starting 2026, a fully electric version will also be offered.

Hear the Ferrari Purosangue's V-12 Pur Like a Kitten on Public Roads
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As for its exterior look, despite the heavy camouflage, you can easily spot that the Purosangue will be sportier than any SUV out there. In fact, many said the Purosangue looks more like a hot hatchback than an SUV - think about the Ferrari FF and the GTC4Lusso, two other models that were outside of Ferrari’s usual scope. The idea behind this design is Ferrari’s hope to attract younger buyers, the same way it did with the Roma.

Ferrari said nothing about an official launch date just yet, but rumors suggest the Purosangue will arrive sometime this summer, with production scheduled to begin before the end of 2022. First customers will receive their orders in early 2023. As usual, existing buyers will have priority, but the Italian company has hopes the SUV will also bring new customers.

Alina Moore
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