Is This A Powertrain Mule For The Ferrari Purosangue SUV?
It has been a while since Ferrari heard of the Purosangue. The all-new top-of-the-line Ferrari model, which the brand refuses to call an SUV, was announced in 2018 to expand the Italian brand’s lineup and tap into the top-selling SUV / crossover market.
Since then, several reports have been released, including renderings from fans speculating what a Ferrari driver would look like. We’ve even created one, which you can see below.
The first alleged sighting of a Purosangue prototype was back in 2018 – a month after the nameplate was announced. It was a test mule, a GTC4Lusso that would have carried the Purosangue powertrain.
This time, a similar prototype was spotted being tested in Maranello, as seen in the spy video embedded at the top of this page. The test mule is still a GTC4Lusso and the notable giveaway were the awkwardly high wheel arches similar to what the Purosangue will have.
The Purosangue will run on a new Ferrari architecture with a front mid-engine, which will allow all-wheel drive and electrification. This new platform struck the day with the Roma.
Only a few details were shared by Ferrari when the model was announced, which include options for a purely internal combustion engine or a hybrid setup.
Other bare information includes the fact that it will have five doors and a coupe body style. In terms of size, however, it won’t be as massive as the Lamborghini Urus. Later reports revealed Ferrari engineers favored a plug-in hybrid powertrain for the FUV. However, the V12 probably won’t benefit from the electrification, as the extra weight from the batteries won’t be a nice combo with the massive V12 powerhouse.
The Ferrari Purosangue is expected to be unveiled in 2021.