Here’s Your Very First Look at the Ferrari Purosangue SUV
For the first time ever, Ferrari is making an SUV. It’s called the Purosangue, and it’s set to go on sale by 2022 at the latest. Some still call heresy, but frankly, we’re used to big luxury SUVs from high-performance marques now, and many of these extra-sportscar-like sport utility vehicles are actually quite good to drive. Will Ferrari’s first SUV live up to that hype, then? No way to say now, but Ferrari’s out testing the Purosangue again.
This time, the Purosangue test mule appears to be a strangely modified Maserati Levante body with some extra fender flares. The camouflage makes it look a bit like a Porsche Panamera with the mumps, sporting a gently sloping fastback-style rear end similar to the “Coupe” SUV models out now from other manufacturers.
If somehow this Levante body previews the Purosangue’s layout to come, the backseat of this four-door four-seater doesn’t look all that comfortable. The sloping roofline likely eats into the headroom and the disproportionately short rear door size doesn’t give us much hope for ample legroom, either.
Still, this prototype does have carbon-ceramic brakes and double exhausts. There hasn’t been much information released on the Purosangue’s specs yet. A previous spy video of a Purosangue test mule definitely had an internal combustion engine, but speculation as to which one includes everything from a full-on V12 to a turbo V8 or even a hybrid V6 drivetrain.
It will probably feature all-wheel drive and enough horsepower to justify a prancing horse on the hood. Either way, we can’t wait to find out more.