2023 Ferrari is the year of the convertible, as the new 296 gets a retractable hardtop version and the 812 and F8 are whittled down, leaving only convertible versions of each. 2024, however, is the year of the SUV at Ferrari.
2023 Ferrari 296
The 2023 Ferrari 296GTB gains a drop-top stablemate, the 296GTS.
The retractable hardtop convertible version of the mid-engine V6 hybrid has the exact same horsepower (819), length, brakes, etc. It is two-tenths of an inch taller with its roof in place and weighs about 160 pounds more than the 296GTB.
Stiffening of the chassis has taken place, and a full metal power retractable roof folds down in 14 seconds. The glass rear window can be lowered.
2023 Ferrari 812
2023 Ferrari 812GTS courtesy Ferrari Media
The Competitione and the coupe models are discontinued, leaving only the 812GTS Spider. Carbon ceramic brakes, a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, rear-wheel drive, and a 789-horsepower 6.5-liter V12 are standard.
2023 Ferrari Daytona SP3
2023 Ferrari Daytona SP3 courtesy Ferrari Media
A one-year limited edition model, the Daytona SP3 boasts an 829-horsepower V12 with a 9500-RPM redline. Naturally aspirated, the 6.5-liter engine is similar to the one from the discontinued 812 Competition, with 11 additional horsepower, torque is 514 pound-feet, up 4.
The Paris Festival Automobile International named the Daytona SP3 the Most Beautiful Supercar of 2022.
This is the latest “Icona” model, a tribute to Ferrari’s 1-2-3 win at Daytona in 1967. Only 599 models will be built worldwide and all have been sold.
2023 Ferrari F8
2023 Ferrari F8 Spider courtesy Ferrari Media
Reports are that the Tributo (coupe) is discontinued, leaving only the Spider (convertible); however, the EPA has ratings for both for 2023, so we’ll have to wait and see.
2023 Ferrari Portofino M
2021 Ferrari Portofino M courtesy Ferrari Media
As it is already exclusively a convertible, the Portofino M is mostly unchanged for 2023. An active safety package is offered: adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic warning, forward collision warning, and automated forward braking.
2023 Ferrari Roma
2023 Ferrari SF90
2024 Ferrari Purosangue
2024 Ferrari Purosangue courtesy Ferrari Media
It was unsurprising when Mercedes debuted the ML sport utility in 1997; they had made various sport utilities, including the G-Class for decades. Eyebrows lifted a little when the X5 was unveiled by BMW in 1999, a company known for luxury sports sedans. When Porsche started selling the Cayenne in 2002, Car & Driver said, “Purists will howl.” Since then sport utilities from Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, Jaguar, Lamborghini (not the first), and Rolls-Royce have had people asking, “Will Ferrari ever make a sport utility?
The answer is, “Yes!”
Power, of course, by a V12, the Purosangue produces 715 horsepower. That’s more than the Audi RS Q8 (591), Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge (592), Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 (603), BMW X6 M Competition (617), Bentley Bentayga SPEED (626), Lamborghini Urus (657), Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid (670), Escalade-V (682), Aston Martin DBX707 (697), and even the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat (710).
The transmission is an 8-speed dual-clutch automated gearbox shared with most other front-engine Ferraris. The all-wheel-drive system is a variation of the unique system employed in the discontinued GTC4Lusso and before that the Ferrari FF. This unique system places the transmission near the rear, delivering power to the rear wheels exclusively, while a “Power Transfer” unit independently delivers power to the front wheels. This results in a 49% front/51% rear weight distribution.
Four-wheel steering is also standard.
The Purosangue utilizes rear-hinged back doors and seats four people in individual bucket seats. The back opens upwards utilizing a powered liftgate.