An early tester for Ferrari’s Purosangue SUV has been spotted within the confines of the Italian company’s Maranello head office.
It may look like a GTC4 Lusso that’s just gotten away the panel beaters from hell, but the additional big wheel space verifies the test vehicle has the raised suspension of an SUV actually.
Ferrari’s new CEO Louis Camilleri in September exposed the Purosangue name for the SUV, Italian for “thoroughbred,” and said the vehicle will not reach the marketplace in 2020 like his predecessor, the late Sergio Marchionne, had imagined. Camilleri stressed that the controversial addition to Ferrari’s lineup needs to be definitely “ideal,” suggesting its development won’t be hurried.
2022 Ferrari Purosangue Platform
Underpinning the SUV will be a new front mid-engine platform Ferrari is developing for its future grand touring models, like replacements for the Portofino, GTC4 Lusso and 812 Superfast. The platform will complement a new mid-engine architecture likewise in the works.
Both platforms will incorporate hybrid technology, but the front mid-engine platform will likewise permit the possibility of a non-electrified all-wheel-drive system and two rows of seats for a maximum of 4 seats. The front mid-engine platform will also feature a transaxle transmission, particularly a dual-clutch unit, for better weight balance and packaging.
2022 Ferrari Purosangue Engine
The engine in this tester sounds turbocharged, recommending it is a variation of the 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 fitted to the GTC4 Lusso T. Count on horsepower coming close to the GTC4 Lusso T’s 610 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque. Plug-in hybrid technology will likewise feature and may be standard on the Purosangue.
It isn’t clear what the SUV will look like, but we’ve previously heard it will feature five doors (4 doors plus a hatch). The rear doors are expected to be suicide-style doors comparable to those utilized on the Mazda RX-8 sports car, which would permit Ferrari’s style team to preserve a sporty coupe-like profile.
2022 Ferrari Purosangue Spy Shots
Since we’re only at the test mule phase, it might be another six months to a year before the very prototypes using the Purosangue’s body hit the road. The reveal needs to occur in late 2020 or early the list below year.
The Purosangue is just among 15 models Ferrari will present by the end of 2022. The plans consist of the development of a V-6 engine in addition to a mid-engine car to sit above the 812 Superfast. This won’t be a minimal edition like the LaFerrari however a permanent component in the lineup.