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Ferrari just reinvented the category of compact SUVs, often referred to as grocery-getters, with their fire-breathing 6.5 Liter, 715-hp, V-12 powered Purosangue.
Words by Bill Lindsey | December 28, 2023 | Luxury

Prior to the Ferrari Purosangue, the phrases “zero to 60 in 3.2 seconds, or “a top speed of 193 mph” have never been used to describe a grocery-getter, but they do now. When discussing the Ferrari, representatives have been pleading with the automotive media, “Please don’t call it a truck!” A radical departure from the firm known for its prancing horse, the Purosangue will appeal to those who want Ferrari performance, style and a rip-snorting exhaust growl, but need to schlep around with a week’s worth of groceries, 3 passengers, golf clubs and a baby stroller. The sleek exterior flows sensually, almost hiding the fact it features a total of four doors, plus a clamshell hatch. The interior is pure Maranello magnificence, swathed in leather and carbon fiber. Most of the driver’s controls are located on the steering wheel, while the front seat passenger has their own screen to monitor speed and control the A/C. Enzo would be impressed;