Ferrari has made little secret of its plan to enter the SUV section, and the automaker confirmed on Monday that its entry, a crossover that can go by the title Purosangue, Italian for “thoroughbred,” is approaching Sept. 13. The affirmation was made by way of a teaser that depicts the crossover’s headlights.
From our spy photographs of prototypes, we all know the Purosangue shall be extra of a sporty crossover than a rugged SUV, which is to be anticipated of a automobile carrying the prancing horse badge. Actually, it extra intently resembles a taller model of the GTC4 Lusso hatchback, the mannequin the Purosangue straight replaces, than a real SUV, though there’ll nonetheless be some underbody safety for anybody eager to depart the pavement.
Underpinning it’s a new entrance mid-engine platform Ferrari has developed for grand touring fashions, like replacements for the Portofino, Roma and 812 Superfast. The platform enhances the brand new mid-engine structure that debuted within the SF90 Stradale and has since appeared within the 296 GTB.
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Ferrari has been quiet on specs however a V-12 engine is predicted at launch, which ought to assist alleviate any doubts that the Purosangue is simply one other a grocery getter. Ferrari stated in Could that it has a brand new V-12 engine set to debut in its subsequent mannequin launch.
An electrified possibility utilizing Ferrari’s V-8 or probably even its new V-6 is predicted sooner or later as properly. Curiously, there are rumors Ferrari’s first electrical automobile due round 2025 may also be a crossover, maybe a variant of the Purosangue.
Search for deliveries of the Purosangue to start out later this yr or early subsequent. Potenital rivals embrace the Aston Martin DBX, Lamborghini Urus, high-end variations of Porsche’s Cayenne Coupe, and probably the Lotus Eletre, though the Lotus is an EV.