Ferrari releases revealing teaser of Purosangue crossover
Ferrari has made no secret of its intention to enter the SUV segment, and now the automaker has given us our best look at its entry, which will be called Purosangue, Italian for “thoroughbred”.
This teaser photo gives us a clear look at the Purosangue’s front end, and its revealing nature suggests the debut can’t be far off. Expect deliveries to start late this year or early next year.
From our spy photos of prototypes, we know the Purosangue will be more of a sporty crossover than a rugged SUV, which is par for the course for a vehicle with the Prancing Horse badge. In fact, it looks more like a taller version of the GTC4 Lusso hatchback, the model the Purosangue directly replaces, than a proper SUV, although there will still be underbody protection for anyone who wants to leave the pavement. .
Ferrari Purosangue 2023 spy photos – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
It sits on a new front-mid-engine platform that Ferrari has developed for grand touring models, like the replacements for the Portofino, Roma and 812 Superfast. The platform complements the new mid-engine architecture that debuted in the SF90 Stradale and has since appeared in the 296 GTB.
Ferrari has been quiet on the specs, but a V-12 engine is expected at launch, which should help dispel doubts that the Purosangue is just another grocery store shopper. An electrified option using Ferrari’s V-8 or perhaps even its new V-6 is also expected at some point. Interestingly, there are rumors that Ferrari’s first electric vehicle due around 2025 will also be a crossover, possibly a variant of the Purosangue.
Rivals include the Aston Martin DBX, Lamborghini Urus, top-end versions of Porsche’s Cayenne Coupe and potentially the next Lotus Type 132, although the Lotus is an electric vehicle. Stay tuned.