Ferrari published details about the Purosangue SUVJune 30, 2020
Purosangue will be the first Ferrari SUV. It will be available with a V6, V8 or V12 engine.
Ferrari will soon launch the Purosangue SUV, the car that becomes the most controversial car in the Italian company’s 91-year history. Ferrari recently confirmed that the new Purosangue will be based on the same platform as the Roma GT.
“In general, we will have two families of architectures – families with front and rear engine layouts. There is modularity, and especially in front-facing architecture, we must provide for many more models. We have 2 + 2, we have 4+, we think about Purosangue and so on, ”explained Michael Leuters, Ferrari Technical Director.
The Ferrari Purosangue design is demonstrated by exclusive images, and it certainly contains Roma GT elements that preserve the lines of the Grand Tourer, a long hood, a short tail and wide hind wings. The front of the SUV is likely to use a more conventional grille than the Roma.
The images also show that the Purosange will adopt a three-door layout with a single “half-door” behind the driver for rear-seat passengers, which allows the automaker to claim that the crossover pays tribute to Ferrari’s legacy, and not just following the trends of the mass market that has seen millions of SUVs.
Ferrari Purosangue crossover may well have a hybrid power plant with a plug-in module, similar in design to the unit installed in the SF-90 Stradale. According to foreign media reports, the SUV platform allows the use of V6, V8 or V12 engines. Ferrari will continue to develop its 6.5-liter V12 engine regardless of hybrid drive, as the company’s engineers disapprove of combining such a heavy internal combustion engine with an even heavier electric motor and battery pack.
The Purosangue crossover can also use a 3.9-liter turbocharged V8, which produces 612 hp in the Roma GT. and 760 Nm of torque. However, Ferrari may move away from the Roma rear-wheel drive layout, given the amount of extra space available in the Purosangue body, instead switching to an all-wheel drive system.
The new Ferrari Purosangue will officially debut in 2021. The company’s marketers called it “FUV” (“Ferrari Utility Vehicle”) – and it will be targeted at the target audience of the Bentley Bentayga or the flagship Range Rover. Given that prices for the Roma GT are expected to start at around £ 190,000, the price of the Ferrari Purosangue SUV will be around £ 200,000.
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