The first crossover Ferrari Purosangue spotted on tests

The first crossover Ferrari Purosangue spotted on tests

October 30, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

A prototype of the newest car Ferrari Purosangue was spotted within the headquarters of the Italian firm in Maranello.

On the eve of the photo spies noticed during the tests the prototype of the first crossover of the Italian brand Ferrari. At first glance, it seems that the photo is a Maserati Levante, but after a detailed analysis of the images, you can find “evidence” in favor of the Ferrari Purosangue.

In particular, the prototype has doors of a different shape, a different hood, and the section from the A-pillar seems to be longer. In addition, we note the large carbon ceramic brake discs in the pictures. Previously, the company used modified Ferrari GTC4 Lusso bodies for tests.

Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri revealed the Purosangue name for the SUV back in 2018, which means purebred in Italian, and said the car won’t hit the market in 2020 as its predecessor, Sergio Marchionne, had suggested. Camilleri stressed that the controversial addition to the Ferrari lineup must be absolutely “perfect.”

The crossover will be based on a new front mid-engine platform that Ferrari is developing for its upcoming Grand Touring models, such as replacements for the Portofino, Roma and 812 Superfast.

The new platform will enable hybrid technology as well as a non-electrified all-wheel drive system. It is expected to be powered by an updated version of the 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 found on the GTC4 Lusso T. The unit will power around 610 horsepower. Plug-in hybrid technology will also be available and may be standard on Purosangue.

It’s unclear what the SUV will look like, but we’ve previously heard that it will have four doors. Since the model is only at the testing stage, it may take another six months to a year before the first production Purosangue goes on sale. The debut of the novelty should take place in 2022, which means that the car will most likely go on sale as a 2023 model.

The Purosangue is just one of several models that Ferrari will unveil towards the end of 2022, some of which will be powered by the new V6 engine. After this date, Ferrari will finally unveil its successor, LaFerrari.