has unveiled Purosangue, the first ever four-door, four-seater car in the Prancing
Horse’s 75-year history.
the marque’s earliest years, 2+2 cars (i.e. with two front and two smaller back
seats) have played a significant role in its strategy. Many Ferraris have made combining
benchmark performance with first class comfort one of the pillars of their success.
Now, in the culmination of 75 years of leading-edge research, Ferrari has created a car that is unique on the
world stage: not only do performance, driving pleasure and comfort coexist in perfect
harmony, but it is also a peerless encapsulation of the Prancing Horse’s iconic
DNA, which is the reason why the name Purosangue, Italian for ‘thoroughbred’,
Purosangue has a mid-front-mounted engine with the gear box at the rear to create
a sporty transaxle layout. The Power Transfer Unit (PTU) is coupled in front of
the engine to provide a unique 4x4 transmission.
Purosangue’s engine (code-named F140IA) maintains the architecture that made
the Prancing Horse’s most recent 12-cylinders so successful i.e. a 65° angle
between its cylinder banks, a 6.5-litre capacity, dry sump and high-pressure
direct injection. It was designed, however, to produce the highest amount of
torque at low revs possible without losing the feeling of linear, never-ending
power typical of Ferrari’s naturally-aspirated V12s. 80% of the maximum torque
is on tap at just 2100 rpm and it peaks at 716 Nm at 6250 rpm. Maximum power of
725 cv is reached at 7750 rpm and throttle response is characteristic of a real
Purosangue stands head and shoulders above the rest of the market thanks to its
performance and comfort. It is the only car with these proportions to sport a
mid-front-mounted, naturally-aspirated V12. Maranello’s most iconic engine
debuts in this brand new configuration to ensure the car unleashes more power
than any other in the segment (725 cv) whilst guaranteeing the most enthralling
Ferrari engine soundtrack. Furthermore, it can deliver 80% torque even at low
revs for unique driving pleasure at all times.
Purosangue’s aero development focused on making the bodywork, underbody and
rear diffuser as efficient as possible. New solutions include synergy between
the front bumper and wheelarch trim which generates an air curtain that
aerodynamically seals the front wheels, preventing turbulent transverse air
flows being generated.
has also given the Purosangue the very latest iterations of the vehicle dynamic
control systems introduced on its most powerful and exclusive sports cars,
including independent four-wheel steering and ABS ‘evo’ with the 6-way Chassis
Dynamic Sensor (6w-CDS). Making its world debut is the new Ferrari active
suspension system. This very effectively controls body roll in corners as well
as the tyre contact patch over high-frequency bumps to deliver the same performance
and handling response as in one of the marque’s sports cars.
all-new chassis has a carbon-fibre roof as standard to keep weight down and
lower the centre of gravity. Redesigning the bodyshell from scratch also meant
the designers could incorporate rear-hinged back doors (welcome doors) to make
ingress and egress easier while keeping the car as compact as possible. The
cabin has four generous heated electric seats that will comfortably accommodate
four adults. The boot is the largest ever seen on a Ferrari and the rear seats
fold to increase the luggage space. Naturally enough, the Purosangue has a more
commanding driving position than other Ferraris, but the configuration is the
same as on every other Ferrari. As a result, the driving position is still
intimate and close to the floor to provide greater connection to the car’s
Purosangue offers class-leading performance figures (from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3
s and from 0 to 200 in 10.6 s); the driving position and the heady, naturally-aspirated
V12 soundtrack deliver an entirely new yet also entirely Ferrari driving
experience. The fact that a vast array of comfort-focused content is provided
as standard, such as the Burmester audio system, and that the many optional
extras including the brand-new Alcantara upholstery, derived from certified
recycled polyester, make the Purosangue the most complete four-door,
four-seater in the segment.
F140IA’s soundtrack is a superb example of integration between the glorious
symphony created by the engine’s combustion sequence and Ferrari’s ability to
control the acoustics in the cabin. The equal-length exhaust manifolds are
tuned to guarantee the 12 cylinders are in perfect harmony.
layout of the 8-speed, oil-bath dual-clutch transmission was optimised through
the adoption of a dry sump and a significantly more compact clutch assembly,
shaving 15 mm off the installed height in the car which, in turn, lowers the
centre of gravity by the same amount. The new clutch’s performance is 35%
higher, transmitting up to 1200 Nm in dynamic torque during gear shifts. Thanks
to new-generation actuation hydraulics, clutch fill times are now faster so
that total gear shift times have been reduced compared to the previous 7-speed
DCT. New gear ratios mean that the spacings are shorter and very progressive,
and a longer top ratio is geared for greater economy in motorway driving. Down
shifts have been calibrated to optimise smooth shifting with a specific focus
on driving pleasure and emphasising the sound of the new V12 engine.
Purosangue’s chassis is completely new and was designed from scratch with the
aim of producing a structure of uncompromising rigidity. The lower chassis
structure is made entirely from high-strength aluminium alloy and draws on
Ferrari’s enormous experience in the optimal use of these light alloys.
Together with the structural elements of the upper body, it makes up a
spaceframe chassis comprised of closed-section extrusions connected by castings
into which load-bearing aluminium sheet metal elements are integrated.
bodyshell is made from materials ranging from aluminium to carbon-fibre, with
the introduction of high-strength steel in important areas and flanking the
mechanical joins with structural adhesive. Combining these different materials
guaranteed maximum strength where required and also light weight in areas not
subject to stress.
steel is used for the anti-intrusion bars, the reinforcements on the main nodes
and the B-pillar. Our meticulous attention to detail at the design stage also
resulted in the use of different materials within individual components. One
example is the single rear door hinge: the fixed part is an aluminium casting
while the mobile part is constructed from hot-stamped steel.
Purosangue doesn’t have a rear windscreen wiper, so the rear screen is cleaned
by the air flow along the glass surfaces at the rear. The lower surface of the
suspended spoiler is curved to guarantee the air flow is at the right speed and
direct it towards the rear screen. There are two pairs of vortex generators at
each end of the lower surface of the spoiler, which optimise the uniformity of
the scrubbing. These counteract the vorticity naturally caused by the C-pillar,
and also work in synergy with the specific shape of the rear screen itself.
Purosangue’s cabin demanded absolutely meticulous design of both the space and
furnishings as well as careful selection of the materials used to offer
unprecedented occupant space and comfort for a Ferrari four-seater. The cabin
looks and feels like an extremely elegant, sporty lounge. When the doors are
opened, a surprisingly generous amount of space is revealed. Equally surprising
is the sophisticated luxury of the interior which exudes a sense of both
elegance and modernity. Modern design languages harmoniously combine with
Ferrari’s signature GT sports car aesthetic. All of the forms are deliberately
compact to optimise both the available space and its ergonomics.
driver’s cockpit is inspired by the SF90 Stradale and is almost exactly
mirrored on the passenger side. This creates an unparalleled feeling of
emotional engagement for the front passenger, aided and abetted by a 10.2”
display that provides all the information required to help them participate in
the driving experience. The Purosangue features the entirely digital interface
already adopted for the rest of the range.
the first time in Ferrari history, the cabin has four separate and
independently adjustable seats. The integration of comfort-focused components,
the use of variable density foams, and the new suspension system mean that the
Purosangue delivers unprecedented occupant comfort and a layout that exudes the
sportiness and elegance typical of Ferrari’s design language. The heated
backseats can be adjustable and reclined independently. When fully raked
forwards, they significantly increase the Purosangue’s luggage capacity.
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