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Want to sit high and fly low? Maybe the Ferrari Purosangue suv is for you

The Ferrari Purosangue – code name: F175 – shares its technology with the Ferrari 812 Superfast and the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso (which is no longer in production). There will be two variants of the SUV/crossover on the market: one with an 800 hp V12 and one with a hybrid V8. Electric versions are not planned. Based on the Purosangue platform, Ferrari is reportedly introducing two fully electric derivatives: the F244 (2024) and the F245 (2026).

Ferrari Purosangue will not be a traditional suv

The design of the Purosangue has already been determined. Don’t expect a traditional SUV, such as the Aston Martin DBX or Bentley Bentayga, but a jacked-up shooting brake. A Ferrari GTC4 Lusso with more ground clearance, so to speak. According to Ferrari, the Purosangue will be the fastest and most sporty SUV on the market.

Purosangue means ‘whole blood’ or ‘pure blood’

The name Purosangue seems to be definitive. Ferrari was, or is, in a legal battle with a charity over the rights. Purosangue means ‘whole blood’ or ‘pure blood’. The Italian Purosangue Foundation – a non-profit that provides running training to young people in Africa, among other things – has the trademark right to it. Just bad luck, you might say. Ferrari should have checked the availability of the name. But of course the manufacturer does not think so.

Legal battle against charitable organization

Ferrari says the foundation has not used its name enough and has entered the legal battle. Max Monteforte, founder of the Purosangue Foundation, showed his fighting spirit. “I’m not going to be intimidated,” he told the Financial Times. “Why do we have to say goodbye to our identity? Ferrari should have just done its research.” Monteforte’s lawyer called Ferrari’s claims nonsense. “There is plenty of evidence of our activities in recent years.”

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