When is an SUV not an SUV?

29 September 2022

Ferrari will launch their new 715bhp, V12 powered four-door SUV to the eagerly awaiting public in 2023. 

The Ferrari Purosangue.

The Purosangue or Thoroughbred will sell for around £350,000; to put that into perspective, the Lamborghini Urus is around £177,500, and the Rolls-Royce Cullinan costs less than £300,000.

Confusion still exists as to whether or not ‘the Thoroughbred’ is an SUV; Ferrari CEO Benedetto Vigna says it’s not actually an SUV, more ‘A sports car opening a new segment’. Whatever that means.

Back in 2017, the then CEO of Ferrari, Sergio Marchionne, was very adamant that he wouldn’t ‘bastardise’ the brand by building a type of car that could never have the ‘driving dynamics of a Ferrari. No Ferrari SUV.

A few months later, Mr Marchionne would go back on his previous proclamation and said an SUV ‘would probably happen.’

Even more surprising is that this potentially very capable 4×4 is unable to tow your posh horsebox since a tow bar will not be an option.

So, what have we got?

Evidently, the Ferrari Purosangue is Not an SUV. ‘But a V12-Powered Supercar on Stilts.’