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Car FYI's 2024 Canadian Automotive Guide: Ferrari

Photo Credit: Ferrari S.p.A.


Product Lineup: 296 GTB, 296 GTS, Portofino M, Purosangue, Roma, Roma Spider, SF90 Spider, SF90 Stradale, SF90 XX Spider, SF90 XX Stradale


Overall Brand Impression: 


The devotion of the Italian artisans that has kept Ferrari as a premium sports car leader stretches right back to the company’s founder. However, while Enzo Ferrari believed in the construction of pure performance machines in disregard for creature comforts, today’s vehicles are assembled with more consideration of customers seeking luxury alongside supercar power. Despite a long resistance to engaging in the popular crossover category, Ferrari demonstrates a level of concession to the mass market in 2024 by introducing the all-new Purosangue. The Purosangue joins an exciting 2024 Ferrari lineup that also includes the introduction of the brand’s first street legal XX program vehicle.


What’s New for 2024: 


Every vehicle in Ferrari’s 2024 lineup is a merger of style and power. An auto brand renowned for placing their Prancing Horse badge on emotionally-igniting historic shapes such as the 275 GTB, Dino 206 GT, Testarossa, F40 and LaFerrari, a new era opens with the introduction of their first four-door machine. The Ferrari Purosangue has been the Italian sports car builder’s long-awaited answer to the sport crossover marketplace that already had Porsche and Lamborghini as players. Ferrari’s all-wheel drive Purosangue features a potent 715-horsepower V-12 engine. 

Another area where Ferrari is breaking new grounds for 2024 is with the Ferrari SF90 XX Stradale. Following nearly two decades of selling XX-designated vehicles as special race track-only cars, Ferrari initiated production of the SF90 XX Stradale as their first example of this extreme performance variant for road-going driving. A considerable race-inspired performance upgrade over the SF90, the Ferrari SF90 XX will be offered as both a coupe or Spider model. The combination of a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 gasoline engine with three electric motors propels the SF90 XX with a collective power output of just over 1,015 horsepower. 

A third new product offered in the 2024 Ferrari lineup is a drop top version of the front-engined Roma. The Ferrari Roma Spider shares the charming, well-proportioned appearance of the coupe as well as its turbocharged 3.855-liter V-8 engine. A power retractable soft top roof for the Roma Spider is engineered to cover its 2+ passenger cabin in just 13.5 seconds at driving speeds up to 60 kilometers per hour. The Ferrari Roma Spider is set to replace the Portofino M.

Production of the Ferrari 812 Superfast series has concluded with the final Competizione and convertible 812 Competizione A models finding their way to elite customers. Ferrari will also be spending 2024 fulfilling the 599 total orders for the Daytona SP3 part of the sports car company’s Icona series. Each Ferrari Daytona SP3 costs 2.25 million American dollars. 

Production of the Ferrari F8 Tributo concluded in the early part of 2023. 


Highlight Models for 2024:

Photo Credit: Ferrari S.p.A.


Ferrari Purosangue (Estimated between $480,000-$530,000 Canadian): Ferrari’s most striking vehicle added to their lineup in 2024 is a four-door, four-wheel drive, V-12 powered model. First unveiled in September of 2022, the Ferrari Purosangue is a sport vehicle built for the crossover market but the Italian auto brand doesn’t want people to refer to as a crossover. 

The Purosangue is Ferrari’s first four-door production vehicle designed to properly accommodate four adults in a manner never accomplished before. In addition to the four-door layout, the Ferrari Purosangue’s 1,589 millimeter height (288 millimeters taller than the Roma) presents the Prancing Horse badge in a deeply different style. A long, well-sculpted hood and body contours, on the other hand, are very much in touch with Ferrari sports cars. 

Ferrari has also infused the Purosangue with the Italian auto company’s own distinctive recipe of performance. A mid-front mounted 6.5-liter V-12 engine produces a passionate roar for the Ferrari Purosangue capable of revving up to 8,250 rpms. From the twelve cylinders, 715 horsepower is fed through an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox across Ferrari’s 4RM-S four-wheel drive system. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour can be accomplished in as little as 3.3 seconds while trips from 0 to 200 kilometers per hour are obtainable in 10.6 seconds. Top speed for the Ferrari Purosangue is rated at 310 kilometers per hour. A 6-way Chassis Dynamic Sensor, active suspension and Hill Descent Control combines with V-12 engine power to make this uniquely new Ferrari a stable, comfortable handler. 

To expand on the comfort available with the Ferrari Purosangue, the vehicle’s cabin offers four separate, supportive seats. A dual cockpit dash configuration provides the driver with an engaging instrument cluster while the front passenger looks ahead to see a 10.25-inch display relaying information immersing them with attributes of impassioned driving. 

   

Photo Credit: Ferrari S.p.A.


Ferrari SF90 XX Stradale and Spider (Estimated between $1,000,000-$1,400,000 Canadian): The story of Ferrari has been founded on the race track. In the early days of the company, Enzo Ferrari sold sports cars mainly to support his motorsport activities before sponsorship and other funding options became available. 

In 2005, Ferrari created the ultimate production-based track car when they introduced the FXX. The original 30 vehicles based on Ferrari’s Enzo supercar gave exclusive owners not only the opportunity to drive a superior performance machine but the unique role of being part of the brand’s development program. Following the Ferrari FXX and the continuation called the FXX Evoluzione, additional track-only XX models were produced based on the 599 GTB and LeFerrari. With Ferrari’s latest addition to the XX program, the fast company clientele can now take this track-oriented performance to the streets.

The road-legal Ferrari SF90 XX is an extensively optimized upgrade over the already impressive SP90. Noticeable attributes unique to the SF90 XX is an exterior employing a fixed rear spoiler, larger air intakes for the radiators, a more aggressive front end incorporating a pair of S-ducts and a series of three louvers over each wheel. 

The interior of the Ferrari SF90 XX is a simplified space geared towards race car-inspired architecture for functionality with Alcantara and carbon fiber materials used. Redesigned seats featuring a carbon fiber structure are each 1.3 kilograms lighter than the seating used in the SF90 Stradale. 

Operated through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, the enhanced hybrid gasoline/electric powertrain of the Ferrari SF90 XX models have been tuned to allow almost 1,016 horsepower (nearly 29.6 horsepower more than the SF90 Stradale). Using eDrive model with the three electric motors, the supercar can travel up to 25 kilometers at speeds up to 135 kilometers per hour. When the rear-mounted, twin-turbocharged V8 engine comes alive, the Ferrari SF90 XX can achieve a top speed of 320 kilometers per hour. Capable of sprints from 0 to 200 kilometers per hour in just 6.5 seconds, the SF90 XX’s inclusion of eSSC (electronic side slip control), ABS EVO controller and larger rear brakes combined with increases in downforce gives the car ideal adhesion with the road. 

The 2024 Ferrari SF90 will be offered as a hardtop Stradale as well as a Spider version featuring a retractable hard top that can be electronically deployed in 14 seconds. Total production of the SF90 XX Stradale hypercar is limited to 1,398 examples (799 Stradale coupes and 599 convertible Spiders ) with all cars already matched with future owners.

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