Ferrari Purosangue Debuts as First Four-Door Prancing Horse

The Purosangue (Italian for "purebread") features a V12 engine

The Ferrari Purosangue is a four-door, four-seat wagon-styled vehicle (call it a shooting brake) that the Italian carmaker swears is not an SUV. If it is, it’s one of the most high-performance utilities to ever launch on pavement.

The Purosangue (Italian for “purebread”) features a V12 engine specially adapted to the car and an interesting drivetrain layout. The gearbox is just ahead of the rear axle while the power transfer unit (PTU) for the front axle is mounted ahead of the engine. This balances the vehicle’s weight for a 49:51 front:rear distribution.

Other innovations to the chassis, interior, bodywork, and more all make this a high-end sports wagon that stays true to the Ferrari name. The 3.3-second 0-62 mph sprints don’t hurt either.

Aaron Turpen
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