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The Ferrari Purosangue is the upcoming SUV model from Italian luxury sports car manufacturer Ferrari. Ferrari has produced some of the most impactful sports car nameplates ever, like the Ferrari F40. Here’s why the Ferrari Purosangue is so exciting.

5. The Ferrari Purosangue is Ferrari’s first-ever SUV

The Ferrari Purosangue is the first of its kind in the Ferrari family. The Italian automaker has yet to produce a four-door, let alone a sport utility vehicle.

The timing behind the Purosangue’s arrival makes perfect sense from a competitive standpoint. Luxury automakers have been producing impressive SUV models for decades, but few automakers of Ferrari’s caliber have ever tried their hands at producing an SUV.

Lamborghini followed Maserati and Bentley by producing an SUV of its own in 2018. Just four years later, the Urus has become a universally recognized status symbol coveted by pro athletes, celebrities, and millionaires. Ferrari hopes to tap into the same cultural relevance that Lamborghini has created with an SUV of its own.

4. The Purosangue is a 2023 model year

Ferrari has already officially introduced its new SUV to the world back in September. The Purosangue is a 2023 model year. So, there’s no concrete release date for the Purosangue yet, but all signs point to a 2023 release. That means the wait for the Purosangue to hit the streets is nearly over.

The Ferrari Purosangue will compete against the Lamborghini Urus Performante and Lotus Eletre in 2023. It’s in good company, and power output comparisons between the three new performance SUVs will be exciting, to say the least. The odds of YouTubers and automotive publications pitting the Ferrari Purosangue against the quickest SUVs in the world in 2023 are high.

3. The Ferrari SUV uses a 12-cylinder engine

The Ferrari Purosangue 6.5-liter V12 engine | Ferrari

Ever since the Ferrari SUV was initially teased, gearheads have wondered what kind of engine it would use. Ferrari is known for powerful engines that produce mindblowing horsepower and torque.

The Ferrari Purosangue will use a mighty 6.5-liter V12 engine. Many automotive publications anticipated a powerful V8, but Ferrari took things to a new level, ensuring that the Purosangue would be more powerful than the original Urus and its V8.

2. The Purosangue is incredibly quick

A gray 2023 Ferrari Purosangue luxury performance SUV is parked outside.
The 2023 Ferrari Purosangue | Ferrari

The Ferrari SUV’s V12 engine predictably means an insane amount of power, but just how quick is the Purosangue? Car and Driver claims that the 2023 Ferrari Purosangue can go from 0-62 miles per hour in about 3.3 seconds. In short, that makes Ferrari’s SUV quicker than some of the fastest SUVs in the world, including the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Maserati Levante Trofeo, Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, and many more.

The Ferrari Purosangue isn’t the quickest SUV ever made based on the numbers available thus far, but it has earned a place in the top-five conversation.

1. The Ferrari Purosangue SUV makes more horsepower than the Lamborghini Urus Performante

A gray 2023 Ferrari Purosangue luxury sports SUV is parked.
The 2023 Ferrari Purosangue | Ferrari

It’s no secret that Ferrari is targeting the same audience as the Lamborghini Urus. Lamborghini recently introduced the Performante, an even more powerful version of the Urus. The Lamborghini Urus Perfomante makes 657 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque using its twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine.

The Ferrari Purosangue makes a whopping 715 horsepower and 528 lb-ft of torque. The Urus Performante may produce more torque, but the Ferrari SUV produces 58 more ponies than the Urus Performante, and that’s no easy feat. There are plenty of reasons to get excited about Ferrari’s upcoming SUV.