2023 Ferrari Purosangue: Everything We Know About the SUV.

2023 Ferrari Purosangue: Everything We Know About the SUV.

Whether we like it or not, Ferrari is making an SUV. Why? Because the success of vehicles such as the Rolls-Royce CullinanLamborghini Urus, and Bentley Bentayga is essentially proof that SUVs bring in big dollars. So what can we expect from the upcoming 2023 Ferrari Purosangue? And will it—heck, can it—even be a real Ferrari?

When Will The Ferrari SUV Come Out?

The Purosangue, or "thoroughbred" if you will, is due to break cover in the first half of 2022. If auto shows ever make a comeback, the Purosangue will likely make its debut at the Geneva show, which is typically scheduled for the middle of March.

What Engine Will The Ferrari Purosangue Use?

Rumor has it the Purosangue will be built on a scalable architecture that can handle a V-6, V-8, or even a V-12. Our money, however, is on Ferrari's tried and true twin-turbo 3.9-liter V-8 serving as the default setup. This engine powers a number of Ferrari models at the moment—the F8 Tributo, Roma, and Portofino - and can be tuned to produce more than 700 hp. However, we don't think the Purosangue will be powered by internal combustion alone.

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GTC4LussoEven though Ferrari went to great lengths to develop a trick all-wheel-drive system (with an independent gearbox on the front axle) for its FF and GTC4Lusso grand tourers, we think the pressure to lower emissions means the Purosangue will offer—if not come standard with—a gasoline-electric hybrid system similar to the setup of the SF90 Stradale. That means two electric motors at the front axle will motivate the front wheels, and power from the engine will be sent to the rear. The result? An all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid SUV with a Ferrari badge on it. Sacrilege, we know.

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the SF90 Stradale.How Big Will The Ferrari SUV Be?

We think the Purosangue will be a four-seat SUV that's similar in size to the Aston Martin DBX and Lamborghini Urus. Expect a wheelbase of just under 120 inches and an overall length of around 195 inches—figures that closely follow those of the Maserati Levante. Ferrari will no doubt want this car to drive like its sports cars. Given that extra size and heft are the antithesis of driving purity, Ferrari likely views keeping the Purosange's size and heft to a minimum as a must.

Will The Purosangue Handle Like A Ferrari?

Well, if Ferrari has anything to say about it, yes. The electric motors in the SF90 can already vector torque independently, much like the current Acura NSX. Massive wheels and sticky rubber will almost certainly help the Purosangue put its power to the ground, as well.

Source: MotorTrend