Currently reading: Report: Ferrari Purosangue order books close at two-year wait
Interest in the V12-powered four-seater “exploded” because of its powertrain

Order books for the Ferrari Purosangue are already closed, a report has claimed.

Australian publication Drive reported that Ferrari has temporarily stopped taking orders because the SUV has accrued a two-year waiting list for non-existing customers. 

Ferrari marketing and commercial chief Enrico Galliera told Drive “it’s no secret that we stopped taking orders”.

Autocar contacted Ferrari for clarification, but the manufacturer declined to comment.

Autocar previously reported that the manufacturer was limiting the Purosangue to 20% of its annual orders. It's on track to sell a total of 12,000 cars this year – having shipped 9894 units in the nine months to 30 September 2022 – so is expected to produce around 2500 units of the SUV annually.

Galliera told Autocar in September that interest in the £313,120 SUV “exploded” once the brand announced it was powered by a V12 engine, incurring “a long list of requests coming from non-existing customers as well as current customers”.

Galliera added that the brand “was not expecting early cars to be delivered to non-existing customers”, prioritising current customers for early cars.

The first UK deliveries are expected to begin next summer, a few months after those for left-hand-drive cars.

The four-seat Purosangue is positioned to complete Ferrari’s line-up. “You can now have a Ferrari with a family,” said Galliera.

It's the latest entry in the super-SUV segment, following the Porsche Cayenne (which practically launched the class some 20 years ago), Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus and Aston Martin DBX.

Those rivals have largely been huge commercial hits for their respective manufacturers. The Urus, for example, is already Lamborghini’s most-produced car of all time and accounted for 61% of the company’s record-setting 5090 worldwide deliveries during the first half of 2022. The Cayenne – in conjunction with the smaller Boxster – is often credited with saving Porsche from fading into mediocrity at the turn of the millennium.


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As a reporter, Charlie plays a key role in setting the news agenda for the automotive industry. He joined Autocar in July 2022 after a nine-month stint as an apprentice with sister publication, What Car?. He's previously contributed to The Intercooler, and placed second in Hagerty’s 2019 Young Writer competition with a MG Metro 6R4 feature

He is the proud owner of a Fiat Panda 100HP, and hopes to one day add a lightweight sports car like a Caterham Seven or a Lotus Elise S1 to his collection.

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Laos 30 November 2022
As much as I'd love it to, I just can't see this sort of thing happening to McLaren....
Just Saying 30 November 2022
... I think they'll have to Laos
Just Saying 30 November 2022
So Ferrari completes the top end sports manufacturers that produce an SUV and the order book is full. They were very late in doing so but no suprise. The future is bright, (red).
Boris9119 1 December 2022

True Just. We have a new Ferrari official dealership in my city here in South West Florida and when I visited two weeks ago the GM told me they are fully sold out of all models for 3.5yrs to existing Ferrari customers. If you have no history with Ferrari then they will not even take an order for a new Ferrari. He was not bragging, actually he was complaining about how they can only sell used to anyone that walks through the door, like me. That said, he took me upstairs where they had 5 delivery mileage 992 GT3 (3 winged, 2 touring) two paint to sample, all available for purchase. Yes, $100k over MSRP, but still, 5 all lined up next to each other. That really pissed me off as I have been on a wait list with deposit placed for 6yrs! 

Just Saying 1 December 2022
That stinks Boris9119. I'd be mightily pissed off too.
If you're happy to answer, what's the latest on your expected date?