- Ferrari SUV spotted
- ‘Purosangue’ name likely
- Naturally-aspirated V12
- Hybrid V8 petrol model
- Not on sale until 2022
- £200,000+ price
The Ferrari Purosangue is on the way as the iconic Italian manufacturer’s first SUV, and exclusive new renderings hint at how it may look.
It’ll be a V12-powered alternative to the Lamborghini Urus and Aston Martin DBX when it heads on sale, with late 2022 a possibility for its arrival.
New Ferrari Purosangue SUV design
These exclusive renders of the Ferrari Purosangue give you a look at how the production car may turn out.
Upfront, you’ll spot thin headlights with daytime running lights cutting through in a similar fashion to those on the Ferrari Roma, and flanking a trapezoidal grille.
Dramatic curves are set into the bonnet, with the roofline of the Purosangue taking on a sleek approach rather than falling into a boxy rear end.
The rear of the car gets a large black panel with the prancing horse logo taking centre stage, and thin LED rear lights similar to the Ferrari 296 GTB.
New Ferrari Purosangue interior
In the front, you can expect the Purosangue to be crammed with leather, brushed metal and carbon-fibre trims, as well as a new version of Ferrari’s infotainment system.
The new Ferrari Purosangue is expected to be the first modern Ferrari to come with five seats, although it’s likely you’ll be able to get a set of two individual rear seats if you’d prefer – like those on the GTC4 Lusso.
New Ferrari Purosangue engine and driving
You’ll find plenty of parts borrowed from the Roma under the new Ferrari Purosangue’s body. Unlike that car, however, the new Purosangue is expected to come with a naturally aspirated 6.5-litre 800hp V12 engine lifted from the 812 Superfast. This would make it unique among other super-SUVs, most of which come with V8 engines.
Ferrari isn’t expected to offer a hybrid V12 Purosangue SUV, on the grounds that adding electric motors and batteries to a car with an already hefty V12 engine would make it too heavy. Instead, a twin-turbo V8 hybrid is likely to arrive at some point.
It’s not known whether the Purosangue will be rear-wheel drive (like most other Ferrari models) or whether it’ll use a similar four-wheel-drive system as the outgoing GTC4 Lusso. Hybrid models may make use of a similar system to the SF90 supercar, where the V8 engine drives the rear wheels while electric motors power the front wheels.
New Ferrari Purosangue SUV price and release date
Ferrari’s first SUV isn’t expected to make its public debut until 2022. It’s possible that it could go on sale later that year, although (as with most Ferraris) you can bet that plenty of wealthy petrolheads have already posted blank cheques to the Ferrari factory to make sure their names are first on the list for this new SUV.
If you’d rather wait for this new car to appear in showrooms, get ready to hand over at least £200,000 to park one on your driveway.
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