Pure sportscar brands building SUVs isn’t sacrilege anymore with everyone from Aston Martin to Alfa Romeo building one at least. But unlike others, Ferrari is playing its cards very close to its chest, giving us absolutely no idea about how the SUV would look like.
It is being said that the Ferrari-on-stilts would be more of a crossover than a full-blown SUV and looking at the test mule, we think it might be true. Because, right now, the Purosangue platform is being tested with a GTC4 Lusso body on it. While it would have been difficult to tell otherwise, the large gap in the wheel well has given away the SUV underneath.
The Purosangue is said to be developed on a new front-mid engine platform and might not arrive by 2020 as expected earlier. And that is because, this is the same platform which will spawn the successors of the Portofino, the 812 Superfast and of course, the GTC4 Lusso. Which means, there is a fair chance of the SUV having both V8 and V12 options with the 3.9-litre turbo-mill from the current line-up and the V12 infused with hybrid tech.
Since it will turn out to be a volumes product, the Purosangue also might see a V6 with a smaller displacement in order to adhere to the fleet emission norms. It is expected to be a five-door design with a coupe-ish sloping roof unless Ferrari decides to replicate the sheer awesomeness of the 250 GTO Breadvan!