How Does The Ferrari Purosangue Stack Up In opposition to Rivals From Aston Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini And Extra?
The 2023 Ferrari Purosangue, the corporate’s first crossover, is successful, and that’s earlier than anybody outdoors the corporate has even had an opportunity to get behind the wheel to learn the way good – and the way Ferrari – it truly is.
Ferrari is limiting manufacturing to simply a few thousand automobiles per yr and says it has already acquired so many pre-orders that it may need to close the order books. However exclusivity apart, is the Purosangue actually head and shoulders above its rivals? Let’s check out the Purosangue subsequent to its $160K+ luxurious SUV opposition and see what Ferrari’s first manufacturing four-door is up towards.
Ferrari Purosangue – €390k (equates to $391k; U.S. costs TBC)
The Purosangue, whose title means “thoroughbred”, is extra crossover than SUV, and that units it aside from most of its luxurious opposition. As does its hefty $391,000 (est) value and V12 engine, which is at present the one powertrain accessible.
There aren’t any turbos and no hybrid motors – they’ll come later – simply 6.5-liters of naturally aspirated 12-cylinder goodness channeling 715 hp (725 PS) and 528 lb-ft (715 Nm) of torque to all 4 wheels although an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Zero to 62 mph (96 km/h) takes 3.3 seconds and the highest velocity is 193 mph (310 km/h). That makes it Ferrari’s slowest automobile, however a significantly quick one judged by virtually another commonplace.
The aluminum physique encompasses a 118.8-inch (3,018 mm) wheelbase and a hard and fast 7.1-inches (180 mm) of floor clearance. The Purosangue is supplied with some trick Multimatic dampers that comprise electrical motors to offer superior roll management, however one factor they will’t do is jack the automobile as much as clear huge obstacles. Additionally lacking from the Purosangue’s tools listing is a big middle touchscreen. As an alternative, driver and passenger every get their very own configurable digital shows.
Aston Martin DBX – $189-235k
The DBX has been a big hit for Aston Martin, and it seems to be huge, interval, subsequent to the Ferrari, due to virtually 2-inches (50 mm) of additional wheelbase and three.5 inches (90 mm) of top. One factor that positively isn’t larger is the worth: the bottom DBX is lower than half the worth of the Purosangue, and even the DBX707 that extra precisely competes with the Ferrari by way of energy and efficiency is over $150k inexpensive.
Each DBXs get an AMG-sourced 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, however the 542 hp (550 PS) entry degree automobile is a comparatively delicate performer by Purosangue requirements, requiring 4.5 seconds to achieve 62 mph (100 km/h) and topping out at 181 mph (291 km/h). The DBX707, though, precisely matches the Ferrari’s 3.3-second 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time and its 193 mph (310 km/h) high velocity due to a lot more healthy 697 hp (707 PS) and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm ) outputs.
Bentley Bentayga – $167-263k
The Bentley Bentayga positively doesn’t look, and positively received’t really feel, anyplace close to as athletic because the Purosangue, particularly in luxurious new extended-wheelbase guise. However the Bentley badge carries some actual weight (as does the 5,542 lbs / 2514 kg chassis) and also you do get a 12-cylinder choice in most markets. The W12 comes solely within the Bentayga Velocity and generates 626 hp (635 PS), which it makes use of to pulverize the air standing between that enormous chrome grille and the horizon. Zero to 62 mph is demolished in 3.9 seconds and the highest velocity is a formidable 190 mph (306 km/h).
Europe, the UK, China and a number of other different international locations now not get entry to the W12 Speed although, in order that they must accept the 542 hp (550 PS) V8 within the Bentayga and Bentayga S, whereas a 443 hp (450 PS) V6 hybrid can also be accessible. These may appear to be poverty choices subsequent to the Purosangue, and the bottom Bentayga’s $167k beginning value makes it appear to be a discount compared, however be in little doubt that Ferrari is preparing develop its new crossover vary alongside comparable (if extra highly effective, and dearer) strains.
Lamborghini Urus – $230-265k
Ferrari. Lamborghini. The 2 marques have have been consistently in contrast for nearly 60 years so that you’d suppose the Lamborghini Urus could be the Purosangue’s most direct rival. However just like the Aston DBX, and in addition the Bentley Bentayga whose platform the Urus shares, Lambo’s tremendous SUV is considerably inexpensive than Ferrari’s, and even the brand new Performante efficiency model delivers notably much less energy.
We’re nonetheless ready for the PHEV Urus to materialize, and we’ll be ready till hell freezes over earlier than VW bosses sanction a V12 transplant to let the Italian-German SUV deal with its Maranello rival head-on. Which implies patrons want solely make a easy selection between two twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8s.
The usual $235k Urus makes 641 hp (650 PS) and desires 3.6 seconds to achieve 62 mph, however upgrading to the brand new hardcore Performante derivative boosts output to a devilish 666 PS (657 hp). That powertrain, which helped Lambo seize an SUV file on the Pikes Peak hillclimb, drops the dash time to a Ferrari-matching 3.3 seconds for a further $35k.
Associated: McLaren’s New Boss Is Open To The Idea Of An SUV
Man, simply think about how badly McLaren needs we had one thing to put in writing on this area. With new boss (and ex-Ferrari man) Michael Leiters on the helm the corporate is tough at work on its first SUV. Nevertheless it’s years behind the curve, having repeatedly ignored market trends in favor of sticking to its supercar weapons, very like Ferrari did through the later interval of Luca de Montezemolo’s tenure. See you in 2027, guys.
Mercedes-AMG G 63 – $179,000
We don’t fancy your probabilities of protecting tempo with a Purosangue down a twisty highway in an AMG G 63, and never solely as a result of its 577 hp (585 PS) and 4.5-second 0-62 mph stats imply it’s comprehensively outgunned by the Ferrari. However by way of avenue presence and its potential to attract admiring glances, the boxy G 63 punches effectively above its $179k weight.
The earlier era G was accessible with AMG’s foolish bi-turbo V12 growing 621 hp (630 PS), and commanded an equally foolish $365k value when the G 65 Final Edition send-off particular was launched in 2017. The brand new-for-2019 automobile (and it actually was new, regardless of what the styling suggests) sticks to the model’s tried and trusted 4.0-liter V8, however compensates with a vastly higher inside and chassis.
Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 – $166k
Maybach is perhaps Merc’s halo luxurious model, and the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 definitely doesn’t stint on luxurious, however we are able to’t think about many individuals who respect how a Ferrari drives selecting the massive Benz over it.
It’s massively slower, for a begin, taking 4.9 seconds to achieve 62 mph on account of a colossal 6,140 lbs (2,785 kg) curb weight and its mild-hybrid V8’s modest 571 hp (579 PS) output. There may be all the time the AMG GLS 63 with its 603 hp (610 PS), however at $135k, it’s approach too low cost to be on a Ferrari purchaser’s radar. One for the nanny, maybe?
The Maybach additionally makes a horrible job of hiding its (comparatively) proletarian Mercedes GLS origins. Certain, the Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus and Porsche Cayenne share DNA with a humble Volkswagen Touareg, however solely a gearhead would ever know that. On the plus aspect, just like the Aston, Bentley, Lambo and Porsche, the Maybach may be configured to hold 5 passengers, however the Ferrari is strictly a four-throne affair.
Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Coupe – $189k
Porsche automobiles are by no means cheap, however the mixture of name energy and sheer dynamic potential means they will usually maintain their very own towards rather more dear equipment. Which is why we’ve included the $189k Cayenne Turbo GT on this listing of potential Purosangue rivals.
The truth that, to the informal observer, it’s visually virtually an identical to a V6 Cayenne you should buy for $80k counts towards it, and it additionally has the smallest wheelbase right here. However the coupe-only GT nonetheless seems to be nice, has the subsequent lowest roofline after the Ferrari, and its 631 hp (640 PS) model of the 4.0-liter V8 shared with Lamborghini’s Urus rockets it to 62 mph in precisely the identical 3.3 seconds the Purosangue requires.
Vary Rover – $105-218k
Land Rover may not have invented the posh off-roader, however for years its Vary Rover flagship dominated the area. Lately, although, JLR has watched luxury-brand rivals muscle in on its turf with autos which are extra highly effective, extra luxurious and often rather more costly.
The agency’s fightback began with the new 2022 Range Rover, which you’ll nonetheless get into for simply over $100k, however whose vary now stretches as much as greater than double that quantity for a long-wheelbase automobile in fancy SV (Particular Automobile Operations) trim. Make that triple the quantity after which some in the event you had been one of many 17 U.S. patrons who signed up for the $345k limited Carmel Edition unveiled at this yr’s Monterey Velocity Week.
A protracted wheelbase, seven-seat choice helps the Vary Rover stand out from rivals, and commonplace wheelbase automobiles get an accessible PHEV setup. However the big-boss $218k SV model solely comes with the long-wheelbase chassis and 5 seats, the rear chairs providing aircraft-style reclining choices. And the one engine on the menu (within the U.S) for the SV is a 523 hp (530 PS) BMW-sourced V8 that will get you to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds, although a 592 hp (600 PS) SVR hot rod is anticipated subsequent yr.
Rolls-Royce Cullinan – $351-395k
Evaluating a Rolls-Royce with a Ferrari? Each have been immediately recognizable symbols of wealth for many years, however even 10 years in the past the thought of patrons cross-shopping would have appeared loopy. The manufacturers’ respective off-roaders nonetheless aren’t an ideal match: the Rolls Cullinan is a boxy brute of an SUV using on an enormous 130-inch (3,295 mm) wheelbase, whereas the slinky, curvy, car-shaped Ferrari is 10-inches (254 mm) decrease, and virtually the identical quantity shorter between the axles.
However the Cullinan is arguably the one one of many Purosangue’s rivals that enjoys badge kudos equal to the Ferrari, will supply the identical type exclusivity on account of low manufacturing volumes, additionally encompasses a V12 and matches it on value. In reality, the bottom Cullinan’s $351k entry ticket makes it inexpensive than the Purosangue primarily based on the greenback conversion of the Ferrari’s €390k Italian value.
That $351k buys a 563 hp (561 PS) twin turbo V12, however a circa 6,000 lbs (2,722 kg) curb weight means the Rolls can’t break 5 seconds to 62 mph. No, any self-respecting would-be Ferrari proprietor will sidestep that one and improve to the Cullinan Black Badge. Firmer suspension, moodier styling and a 591 hp (600 PS) model of the V12 that drops the 62 mph time to 4.9 seconds are all included in a bundle that can set you again $395,000, making even the Purosangue seem reasonably priced.
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