It is now a certainty, Ferrari will go through the SUV box. Expected for 2021, the very discreet “Purosangue” model was filmed with its camouflage on the outskirts of the Fiorano circuit.
SUVs have been on the rise for several years now. But some manufacturers, especially luxury brands, took much longer than general manufacturers to get up to date. Until a few years ago, no one imagined seeing Aston Martin SUVs (like the recent DBX for example), or Lamborghini SUVs (the Urus in 2018).
A Levante-style Ferrari SUV
The Italian SUV, seen at the start of the year under a thick camouflage composed of several body parts taken from its cousin the Maserati Levante is still a confidential project. The prancing horse brand, which has been fueling rumors for several years, only confirmed in 2018 the official name of the model: Purosangue. By way of comparison, the Levante released in phase 2 in 2020, offers several engine levels, in V6 or V8, with a power varying between 345 and 590 horsepower and 4-wheel drive.
At the moment, the model is most likely expected to end of 2021, and no further announcement has been made on the subject. Only a few videos circulate on the net with camouflaged versions.
Several engines: V12 and V8
In terms of engines, rumors are linked. Some evoke a rechargeable hydride motor, as it was done on the SF90 Stradale for example, which combines a V8 engine of 780 hp and an electric motor of 220 hp, for an incredible result of 1000 hp all round. Here, it is surely not envisaged to reach such levels of power: the rumors evoke the use of the V8 twin-turbocharged 3.9 l of the GTC4 Lusso to animate it, which still develops 650 hp.
One thing is certain, to override some penalty, the Purosangue will probably opt for a hybrid engine. Not sure, however, that he will ignore the penalty in terms of the weight of the vehicle …
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