When Ferrari announced the Purosangue last year, it took the car enthusiast world by surprise in the best way possible. Ever since, the first ever four-door, four-seater car in the Prancing Horse’s 75-year history has been highly anticipated. Now, Blackbird Concessionaires — the official importer of Ferrari for Hong Kong and Macau — has finally presented this incredible new car to the local market.
Taking the Italian word for ‘thoroughbred’ as its name, the Purosangue encapsulates Ferrari’s iconic DNA, delivering the ultimate performance experience, driving pleasure, and comfort. It is built on a unique layout that differs from modern GT archetypes, being the only vehicle in the category that features a mid-front-mounted, naturally-aspirated V12 paired with an F1 eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox at the rear, while the Power Transfer Unit up front offers all-wheel-drive capabilities. As a result, the optimal weight distribution of 49:51 can be achieved. The 6.5-litre V12 engine generates 715 hp and 716 Nm, with 80 per cent of the torque being available at low RPM. This allows the Purosangue to sprint to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds, and reach a top speed exceeding 310 km/h.
A brand-new aggressive bodyshell, a carbon-fibre roof, and rear-hinged back doors that make ingress and egress easier are some of the key elements of the all-new chassis. The exterior of the Purosangue has been specifically crafted to maximise aero efficiency, with a fresh focus on the sculpted bodywork, underbody, rear diffuser, and synergy between the front bumper and wheel arch trim. The latest vehicle dynamic control systems can also be found on board, including independent four-wheel steering and ‘Evo’ ABS with six-way Chassis Dynamic Sensors — the highly anticipated new Ferrari active suspension system also debuts on the Purosangue.
The opulent cabin features — including four generously-proportioned heated electric seats, the largest boot capacity on a Ferrari, the Burmester audio system, and numerous optional extras — add the final ingredient, making the Purosangue the best in its segment by a considerable margin.