23 August 2021
Despite resisting entering the SUV market over the past decade, Ferrari is poised to make its first foray into the ultra-performance SUV market.
In development under the name Purosangue, Italian for thoroughbred or pure blood, the crossover – also known internally as F175 – is one of 15 new Ferraris announced last year and set to be launched by 2023.
Referring to the groundbreaking new model as an FUV, a Ferrari Utility Vehicle, rather than a SUV, Ferrari has confirmed that the Purosangue will be based on the same platform as the Roma GT.
Michael Leiters, the Italian brand’s Chief Technology Officer revealed to auto media: “In general, we will have two families of architecture, front- and rear-engine families.
“I’m convinced on this car and the technical concept. I think we’ve found a concept and a package, which is on one hand a real SUV and will convince SUV customers to buy it, and on the other, there’s a huge differentiation in concept to existing SUVs.”
Industry pundits surmise the Purosangue will be a four-seater of around 16 feet in length, 641 horsepower to match its rival the Lamborghini Urus, V6, V8, or V12 engines, with or without hybrid assistance, and could feature a height-adjustable suspension.
The price tag is expected to be AUD$350,000.