One of the most in-demand supercars in the world right now is none other than Ferrari’s new Purosangue SUV.
Global average wait times currently exceed 18 months and the company has officially stopped taking orders due to excessive demand.
The Purosangue is Ferrari’s first four-door, four-seater vehicle and presents a perfect balance of SUV and supercar, even if the Italian manufacturer prefers if no one uses the SUV term.
Ferrari’s head of product communications, Joanne Marshall, confirmed the excessive wait times across all markets.
“The car has been a great success for us and we received a lot of requests from customers and so it is true that we have a [long] waitlist for the car” Marshall told CarExpert.
Although Ferrari Australia doesn’t comment officially on wait times and demand, dealers have told CarExpert that in our market the wait times exceed two years for those looking to put down an expression of interest, which is not a guaranteed order.
The good news is that, despite a capped production capacity of around 3000 Purosangues a year, the car is not limited exclusively to long-time Ferrari customers like some of the brand’s rarer models.
The Purosangue is powered exclusively by the same naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 Ferrari engine we have come to love in cars like the 812. It’s a derivative of the same engine you will also find in hypercars like the Ferrari Monza.
In the Purosangue, the V12 doesn’t quite rev to 9000 RPM (as is the case with the 812 Competizione), but at 8250 RPM, it’s still the highest-revving engine in an SUV.
Power comes in at around 533kW and it’s backed up by an impressive 716Nm of torque, of which over 650Nm is available from 4300 to 7750 rpm.