2022 Ferrari Purosangue SUV spotted: price, specs and release date
The eagerly awaited Ferrari Purosangue has been spotted in prototype form before this 800hp V12-powered super-SUV goes on sale sometime in 2022. Read on for more details…
- Ferrari SUV spotted
- ‘Purosangue’ name likely
- Naturally-aspirated V12
- Hybrid V8 petrol model
- Not on sale until 2022
- £200,000+ price
The upcoming Ferrari ‘Purosangue’ SUV (that’s Italian for ‘thoroughbred’ in case you were wondering) has been spotted undergoing testing. This V12 alternative to the likes of the Lamborghini Urus, Aston Marton DBX and Bentley Bentayga will likely cost from more than £200,000 when it goes on sale, possibly in 2022.
New Ferrari Purosangue SUV design
The car in these photos is an early prototype based on the body of a Maserati Levante SUV – the finished car will look very different. It’s likely the new SUV will borrow some design traits from Ferrari’s latest Roma GT model such as the thin headlights, horizontal daytime-running lights and the body-coloured grille insert.
You can expect Ferrari to do its best to hide the fact that the new Purosangue will be the first mass-produced Ferrari to have four doors, so it’s likely the finished car will take on a jacked-up coupe silhouette rather than that of a boxy SUV. Think more along the lines of the Porsche Cayenne Coupe than the Bentley Bentayga…
New Ferrari Purosangue interior
In the front, you can expect the Purosangue to come packed to the rafters with leather, brushed metal and carbon-fibre trims, along with 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 possible 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
Underneath the new Ferrari Purosangue’s SUV-sized body will sit plenty of components lifted from the Roma GT car. Unlike that car, however, the new Purosangue is expected to come with a naturally aspirated 6.5-litre 800hp V12 engine borrowed 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 go on sale.
It’s no 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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