The Ferrari Future Car: The 2023 Ferrari Purosangue Is the Ferrari of SUV's
Angus MacKenzie Author
WHY IT MATTERS: Former Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo routinely proclaimed the company would never build an SUV. But the Purosangue, with all-wheel drive, high ground clearance, and a long-travel suspension, is a Ferrari SUV in all but name. Ferrari's technical chief Michael Leiters has confirmed the Purosangue effectively replaces the two-door GTC4Lusso in the Ferrari lineup. "Our intention is to create a new segment for Ferrari," he said.
PLATFORM AND POWERTRAIN: The original thinking was the Purosangue would share its underpinnings with the all-wheel-drive GTC4Lusso, but in fact, it will be built on the new modular front-engine GT architecture that made its debut in 2020 with the Roma coupe. Critically, this architecture not only can package AWD hardware but has also been developed from the get-go to accommodate a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Purosangue will therefore be available with a version of Ferrari's 3.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 under its long hood, supported by a 161-hp electric motor to produce a total system output of about 700 hp.
The Purosangue's launch engine may be the Scuderia's 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V-12, even though this charismatic powerplant is under threat from the forthcoming Euro 7 emissions and fuel consumption regulations. "We are fighting and fighting to maintain the naturally aspirated V-12," Leiters said, "and with the limits we see and the regulations that are in discussion, we think we can make it." The latest iteration of the engine pumps out 789 hp in the newly launched Ferrari 812 GTS. The V-12 would give Ferrari bragging rights over archrival Lamborghini, whose Urus SUV is only available with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8.
Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta (2016–2018)
Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta is the open-top version of LaFerrari. Initially, 200 cars were sold with an additional nine reserved for use during the Ferrari 70th Anniversary celebrations. One more unit was later sold by auction. The Aperta comes with a removable carbon-fibre hardtop and a removable canvas soft top. Other changes include more efficient powertrain's control electronics, re-angled radiators to direct airflow out along the underbody rather than over the bonnet, a longer front air dam to help increase downforce, an L-shaped flap on the upper corner of each windscreen pillar to reduce compression on the rear of the cabin in the absence of a roof, different door opening angles with different wheel arches and a new carbon-fibre insert allowing the doors to rotate.
The car was unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Like past open-top Ferrari models, it uses the Aperta label to denote its removable roof. According to Ferrari, all units were already pre-sold to customers via invitation.
3 seconds and from 0 to 186 mph in just 15 seconds. Top speed is limited to 217 mph
Ferrari states that the car has a top speed of 220 mph . 0–62 mph in under 3 seconds, 0–124 mph in under 7 seconds, and 0–186 mph in 15 seconds were announced by Ferrari. However, the 0-300 figure was later debunked by multiple sources. Its verified 0-300 time is 21.99 seconds, although an average LaFerrari can achieve 17-18 seconds.
Ferrari F75 Mugello Concept Car Designed By Adam Flay
by Kirby Garlitos, on August 13, 2009, 09:00
Swansea University is known for producing some of the most brilliant young auto designers in the world and recently, these young studs put their creations out for public consumption during the Swansea Metropolitan University Degree Show. One of the concept cars that got our attention was this creation by Adam Flay of a Ferrari, specifically, the Ferrari F75 Mugello.
Ferrari F75 Mugello Concept Car designed by Adam Flay - image 315039
Inspired by a number of technical F1 aerodynamics, Flay’s concept of the Ferrari of tomorrow takes into account a combination of the Pransing Horse’s timeless design with an eye towards futuristic design elements. Flay even added a commemorative touch on the F75 by saying that the car is going to be the 75th anniversary car of Ferrari in 2022.
While we’re not the type to look too far into the future, we must admit that Flay’s design is pretty sexy, especially when you add that unmistakable Prancing Horse badge in the front and back
We don’t know if Luca di Montezemolo and the boys from Maranello have seen Flay’s rendition, but if they’re in the market for brilliant young designers, they better take a good look at this young stallion, Adam Flay. He seems to understand what it takes to create an attention-grabbing Ferrari.