After Porsche, Aston Martin, Lamborghini and Alfa Romeo, the latest sports car maker to jump on the SUV bandwagon is Ferrari. The Italian marque will be introducing an all-new SUV which will be called Purosangue when it hits the global market in 2022.
It is being said that the Ferrari-on-stilts would be more of a crossover than a full-blown SUV, similar to the Rolls Royce Cullinan and the Aston DBX. The early test mules of the Purosangue are being tested with the GTC4 Lusso body. Under the skin, we expect a brand new platform with the engine in the front and power going to all four wheels. Codenamed F16X internally, many rumours are surrounding the Purosangue. One of which is that it will have an all-aluminium chassis and that the B-pillar will be eliminated with the use of suicidal doors. Ferrari has remained tight-lipped about their first-ever SUV and at this point, your guess is as good as ours.
Being a Ferrari SUV, we do expect it to offer comfortable seating for four along with a practical boot. The dashboard and seats – in typical Ferrari fashion – will be sporty and offer an immense amount of driver involvement. We expect sporty bits from the 812 Superfast and the newly revealed SF90 Stradale to be carried over in the Purosangue as well.
In terms of powertrain, the high-riding Ferrari is expected to make use of the turbocharged V8 just like the Urus and the DBX. The iconic V12 from the flagship will be too farfetched for the SUV and since it is expected to sell in high numbers, the V8 should also keep emission norms in check. The power will be sent to all-wheel-drive system via an automatic gearbox and we expect techs like four-wheel steering, adjustable ride height and more to be part of the hardware on offer.
The Purosangue is one of the 15 new vehicles Ferrari has planned before 2022. Five of which are out in 2019 and a couple more will join them in 2020. We could expect to see the first official details of the Purosangue in 2021 with a market launch by 2022. Prices would be on par or slightly more than the rivals which include – Urus, Cayenne, Cullinan, DBX and Range Rover Sport.