Ferrari is in the midst of developing its very first SUV and the vehicle is expected to offer more power than the Lamborghini Urus.
Ferrari has remained quite tight-lipped about its SUV, only confirming last year that it is being developed under the Purosangue name (Italian for ‘thoroughbred’ or ‘pure blood’). However, Car and Driver believes the SUV will likely push performance for these types of vehicles to new heights.
It is believed the Ferrari Purosangue will be powered by some kind of V8 engine, likely adorned with a pair of turbochargers and some form of hybrid assistance. The Lamborghini Urus pumps out 641 hp from its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 and, with the addition of a hybrid system, it’s certainly possible that the Ferrari will have more grunt. The rear-mounted transaxle layout of the Purosangue’s platform should mean the front wheels will be powered in part by electricity.
Ferrari’s decision to launch an SUV is clearly one motivated by the expectation of making heaps of money on such a vehicle. SUVs are the latest must-haves for the world’s elite and, with the likes of Lamborghini, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, and Porsche all competing in this segment of the market, it was only a matter of time before Ferrari joined the party.
No one outside of Ferrari has any idea of what the company’s first SUV will look like but it will inevitable share some common design traits with existing Ferrari models. Expect sharp and aggressive headlights, round taillights, and a set of big, sporty wheels.