Ferrari has made little secret of its plan to enter the SUV phase, and the automaker confirmed on Monday that its entry, a crossover that can go by the title Purosangue, Italian for “thoroughbred,” will debut in manufacturing kind on Sept. 13. The affirmation was made by way of a teaser that depicts the crossover’s headlights.
From our spy pictures of prototypes, we all know the Purosangue will likely be extra of a sporty crossover than a rugged SUV, which is to be anticipated of a automobile carrying the prancing horse badge. The truth is, it extra carefully resembles a taller model of the GTC4 Lusso hatchback, the mannequin the Purosangue instantly replaces, than a real SUV, though there’ll nonetheless be some underbody safety for anybody eager to depart the pavement.
Underpinning the Purosangue is a brand 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 underneath the 296 GTB.
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Ferrari has been quiet on specs, however a V-12 engine is anticipated at launch, which ought to assist alleviate any doubts that the Purosangue is simply one other a grocery getter. Ferrari stated in Might that it has a brand new V-12 engine set to debut in its subsequent mannequin launch.
An electrified choice utilizing Ferrari’s V-8 or probably even its new V-6 is anticipated in some unspecified time in the future as effectively. Apparently, there are rumors Ferrari’s first electrical automobile due round 2025 may even be a crossover, maybe a variant of the Purosangue.
Search for deliveries of the Purosangue to start out later this 12 months or early subsequent. Rivals will embrace the Aston Martin DBX, Lamborghini Urus, high-end variations of Porsche’s Cayenne Coupe, and doubtlessly the Lotus Eletre, though the Lotus is an EV.