The Devil must be strapping on his ice skates: Ferrari just introduced the Purosangue, a 4-door, 4-seater SUV crossover.

We should not be surprised. Other sports car makers have embraced the SUV to great success: The Cayenne (literally) saved Porshe from bankruptcy; Lamborghini Urus helped drive the company’s worth to ~$11 billion. That Maranello wants some of that juice reveals how the modern world of ultra-luxury playthings works.

The details:

V12 6.5-liter 65° ENGINE
715HP (naturally aspirated)
528 lb-ft torque
4WD
0-62 = 3.3 seconds
Top speed: 193mph.
dual-clutch transaxle gearbox
4,482 lbs (dry)
49:51 weight distribution.
Suicide doors (rear-hinged, 79-degree swing)

Purosangue, which means thoroughbred in Italian, has been very well received by the automotive press: A Masterpiece, Elegant and sensual, BeastlierSurprisingly pretty, and Slam Dunk.

It is estimated that 3,000 units will be produced annually at $394,890 apiece. If you have not put a deposit down yet, you may be SOL: All of the first year’s production appears to have been spoken for.

Source: Ferrari

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