Ferrari Purosangue crossover prototype spotted in trials

Ferrari Purosangue crossover prototype spotted in trials

March 24, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Spy photos and videos have appeared on the web showing a prototype of the Italian crossover Ferrari Purosangue. The latter uses the bodies of other cars.

We still haven’t seen a Ferrari Purosangue with its real production body. The latest series of “spy” photos and videos shows a test prototype of the Italian crossover, which used the body of the Maserati Levante. You can easily see that the proportions of the Maserati car have been changed, as the Purosangue will be built on a new platform that no other car has yet been based on.

The above video from the Varryx YouTube channel was filmed outside the Ferrari headquarters in Maranello, Italy, where the Purosangue powerplant was being tested.

A short video gives us everything from glowing brake discs to a little oversteer in corners. Despite all this, the test car looks surprisingly small. Perhaps best of all, there is absolutely no doubt that it is the Ferrari V12 engine that we hear as the prototype passes by the camera.

Also, the first Italian Ferrari crossover was spotted in winter trials. The test vehicle was captured driving from asphalt to snow. The longer hood and front bumper are a little easier to see in the photos. The Purosangue will get a mid-front engine layout, with the V12’s mass just behind the front axle. The gearbox will be located at the rear, which will provide a 50/50 weight distribution. Naturally, the crossover will be equipped with all-wheel drive, and, like the Ferrari GTC4Lusso wagon, the body of which it uses for tests.

So far, there is no official data on the debut date of the Ferrari Purosangue crossover. Most likely, it will not be presented until 2022, and will go on sale as a novelty for the 2023 model year.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Ferrari showed a car for the Formula 1 season 2021. Two days before the start of the pre-season Formula 1 tests in Bahrain, the Ferrari team organized the presentation of their own car for the 2021 season under the name SF21.