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Ferrari Purosangue review

12 months ago

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Writer:

Andrew Frankel | Ti co-founder

Date:

7 March 2023

Repeat after me: it is not an SUV. It is not an SUV. It is not an SUV. Got it? Good. Then you can continue to write the rest of this story.

I have spent so many years thinking of the Ferrari Purosangue as its first SUV, that without the cautionary note to self above, I might yet find myself inadvertently diverted down this blindest of blind alleys. SUV? It is nothing of the sort. It doesn’t have enormous ground clearance, its boot is small, it only sits four and its maximum permitted towing weight is zero kilogrammes. It is not an SUV. Telling you what it is instead is a tougher task by a margin, but that’s fine: we have the rest of this text to address that.

The strange thing is that Ferrari never said it was an SUV. Someone in the press conference asked what kind of car it was if not an SUV and received ‘it’s a Purosangue’ by way of response. But insofar as there really isn’t anything else quite like it out there, I concede the man had a point of sorts, however smugly put.

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