Ferrari has shared a teaser image of the Purosangue on its social media platform, hinting at its arrival in late 2022. Ferrari’s first-ever SUV was spied multiple times while testing, cloaked under heavy camouflage or Levante’s exterior body. However, with the latest teaser image, we assume that the Purosangue will enter production in 2022 and challenge the likes of Lamborghini Urus, Bentley Bentayga and Aston Martin DBX.
The front fascia teaser image looks similar to the spy images that were circulated last year. Going by them we assume that the rest of the body profile will look similar to prototype vehicles, meaning a coupe SUV-like design. However, with lower ground clearance it looked short for a SUV and slightly taller than a coupe. The spy images point at the sloping roofline and a lip spoiler at the rear for improved aerodynamics
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The front fascia looks inspired from the Ferrari Roma, at least when considering its headlight design and long, contoured hood. Ferrari is smartly aiming to divert the resources that go into making unique models like the Ferrari GTC4Lusso into the more demanding SUV segment. The long hood clearly hints at the usage of Roma’s modular front engine platform. Being an SUV, it will have a higher ground clearance than other Ferrari models and AWD will be standard.
We won’t be surprised if Ferrari offers an adjustable suspension setup for mild off-roading. Currently, speculations about its powertrain options are plenty, but the final call on the type of powertrain in the Purosangue will depend on new European fuel economy regulations. Ferrari engineers might try their best to incorporate a V12 engine as found in the 812 GTS model. However, a V8 engine as found in the F8 Tributo or a PHEV powertrain as found in the SF90 might be an apt choice.
Ferrari might also club multiple powertrain options depending on the trim configurations. However, irrespective of the choice of powertrain, an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission would be an appropriate choice. We have kept our fingers crossed until Ferrari releases the official specification of its first-ever SUV. It is very likely that the Purosangue will enter production in 2022, while the deliveries will begin in early 2023.