After numerous appearances entirely camouflaged, even in the form of a test mule, the Ferrari Purosangue could well have appeared for the first time… under a body of Maserati Levante.
Ferrari was caught testing a mysterious GT4CLusso prototype last month. The hunting station wagon has been discontinued and Ferrari has no plans to replace it with a new generation. So we can only assume that the GT4CLusso was used as a test mule for the Purosangue: the Italian manufacturer’s very first SUV to take on the Lamborghini Urus and Aston Martin DBX in the luxury sports SUV market.
Visually, GT4CLusso’s mule was almost identical to the classic model but it seemed much lower. But today, another Ferrari Purosangue prototype was spotted in Sweden under the snow, just to demonstrate that the future SUV at the Cavallino had capabilities under all terrains. This time the prototype is wrapped in full camouflage. Like the prototype that was filmed last December, this Purosangue mule appears to be based on a Maserati Levante Judging by the front fascia, grille and headlights.
The production version approaching?
Otherwise it could also be a first test mule of a Maserati Grecale. Like the GTC4 Lusso, the SUV is also quite low, but the final production model will have much higher ride height and ground clearance. In the video below, Purosangue’s prototype slowly approaches an intersection and enters traffic so as to remain hidden by an accompanying Volvo station wagon.
Under the hood, the Purosangue would be powered by an 800-horsepower V12, but a hybrid variant with a V8 or V6 engine will be offered at a later date. They are also expected to share the same engine platform before Roma.
Hopefully, it won’t be too long before Ferrari starts testing pre-production prototypes of the Purosangue to give us a better idea of what the very first SUV to wear a Prancing Horse will look like.