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The Ferrari SUV has the potential to become an international status symbol that rivals the popular Lamborghini Urus. Rapper and multimillionaire Aubrey Graham, best known as Drake, recently referenced the Ferrari Purosangue SUV in a track on his controversial new collaborative project with rapper 21 Savage. Here’s why the 2023 Ferrari Purosangue made it into one of Drake’s bars.

The 2023 Ferrari Purosangue already has plenty of fans before its release

Drake recently dropped a collaborative project with Atlanta rapper 21 Savage entitled Her Loss. The project has become controversial because the rappers staged appearances on major platforms and publications including a fake Vogue magazine cover. Vogue is currently suing Drake and 21 Savage.

On the track Broke Boys, Drake raps “Ferrari is makin’ an SUV, we ain’t got no choice, we orderin’ these.” Drake alludes to the Ferrari Purosangue’s inevitable desirability to the rich and famous.

The truth is many of the world’s elite will purchase the Ferrari SUV just because of its lineage and exclusivity. So, there are plenty of millionaires around the world eagerly waiting for the Ferrari Pursoangue’s arrival. The Italian SUV likely made it into Drake’s verse because his ability to purchase the vehicle is a flex in itself. The question is, is Ferrari’s new SUV worthy of the admiration of so many excited auto enthusiasts?

The Ferrari SUV has the specs to back up the hype

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

Sure, a Ferrari SUV is exclusive enough to warrant the attention of auto enthusiasts worldwide, but is it truly a Ferrari without a power output that’s borderline intimidating? Ferrari has delivered by equipping the Purosangue with a mighty V12. In fact, the V12 is the Ferrari SUV’s sole engine option.

The Ferrari Purosangue’s naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 makes a monstrous 715 horsepower. Hold on to your hats. This prancing horse has plenty of giddyup, especially for an SUV. It makes 528 lb-ft of torque. Car and Driver claims that the Purosangue can go from 0-62 miles per hour in just 3.3 seconds. It has a top speed of 193 miles per hour. So, the Purosangue has the specs to back up the hype.

The Purosangue is one of many new super SUVs. Performance SUVs are becoming much more common in recent years. What started this strange and exciting phenomenon?

The Lamborghini Urus changed the way we look at SUVs

A yellow 2023 Lamborghini Urus luxury performance SUV is parked.
The 2023 Lamborghini Urus | Lamborghini

The Porsche Cayenne’s first year of production was way back in 2002. The Cayenne was one of the first SUV models from a luxury automaker of Porsche’s caliber. Mercedes-Benz and BMW have produced performance SUVs for years, but the Cayenne is in a different league. The Bentley Bentayga came along in 2015. Maserati began production of the Levante SUV in 2016, raising the stakes and testing the waters for luxury performance SUVs.

In 2018 Lamborghini changed the game with the Urus. The Lamborghini Urus may not be the first luxury performance SUV, but it’s easily one of the most impactful models in its segment. It drastically changed the way that the industry looked at SUVs. Lamborghini recently introduced the Urus Performante, a track-ready model that boasts an incredible 657 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque.

The Urus paved the way for models like the Ferrari Purosangue to rise. Will Ferrari’s SUV dethrone the Lamborghini Urus when it finally arrives?