If You Want a Family Oriented Ferrari, Then You’ll Have to Wait for the Purosangue

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We know that you saw the reports that the Ferrari Purosangue would remain in production beyond the five years it’s been on the market. As the most user-friendly and, arguably family friendly Ferrari on the road, it seemed like a wise move to keep it around for a while, but now Ferrari has confirmed that, despite contradicting reports, the GTC4Lusso and GTC4Lusso T have been sent to car heaven.

Bye Bye Ferrari GTC4Lusso, Hello Purosangue

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Despite the Ferrari GTC4Lusso’s unorthodox design compared to other Ferraris, it was received impressively well by the general public.

It featured all-wheel-drive, a front-mid-mounted 6.3-liter V-12 with 681 horsepower and 514 pound-feet of torque, and even had a foldable rear seat with usable cargo room.

The GTC4Lusso T, which was released a year afterward, featured a Ferrari’s 3.9-liter V-8 with some 602 horsepower and a still-impressive 3.5-second sprint to 60 mph. Neither model was, say, Hyundai or Chevy practical, but for a Ferrari, they were as practical as you can get. But, all of that is in the past, and production has ceased. This was confirmed, despite contradicting reports by Ferrari to Motor1:

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“In accordance with its five-year model strategy announced in 2017 and the company’s standard model life cycle, Ferrari has phased out production of the GTC4Lusso and GTC4Lusso T.”

The reasoning behind Ferrari’s five-year model strategy could be that with the company caving to the SUV craze, having a hatchback \ mini-wagon model in the lineup won’t make a lot of sense. After all, the GTC4Lusso was aimed at those that wanted some kind of practicality, and the Purosangue will go above and beyond that – or at least we assume it will, anyway. We know that it will ride on a brand-new platform, but it could simply be a four-door version of the GTC4 with an SUV level of ground clearance. It has to take on the Lamborghini Urus, after all, and perhaps the Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Bentley Bentayga, to a lesser extent, so it has to be the most practical Ferrari ever made.

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The Purosangue, however, will be just as much a performer as the GTC4Lusso was. We’re expecting both V-8 and V-12 powertrains to be offered, probably with comparable specs to that of the model it’s essentially replacing in the lineup. I’d expect close to 700 ponies from the range-topping model and more like 600 for the entry-level model. Add in a handful of special editions, probably a one-off launch edition, and perhaps even a mid-range trim, and Ferrari will finally target families. The Purosangue isn’t expected to launch until the 2022 model year, so don’t expect to see it make its debut mid-2021.

Source: Motor1

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