The new machine represents a change of direction for the marque and a new benchmark for a growing class of performance cars.
Ferrari’s new family SUV broke cover long before the brand’s planned debut.
The new Ferrari Purosangue – Italian for thoroughbred – represents a break from the supercar manufacturer and its first high-performance SUV.
Like the Porsche Cayenne, Lamborghini Urus, Aston Martin DBX and Maserati Levante, the new Ferrari aims to take advantage of customers looking for more practicality for their next performance car.
The model shares styling cues with the new Ferrari Roma sports coupe, including split headlights at the front of a luxuriously long bonnet.
At the rear, the Purosangue is fitted with four brake lights to match its four exhaust pipes.
Technical details surrounding the car remain slim.
We expect it will have a few options, including a development of the proven 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 456kW in the Roma and 530kW in the sportier F8 Tributo.
This engine was at the heart of Ferrari’s GTC4 Lusso wagon, a model that combined supercar power with seating for four and all-wheel drive. The equipment from the Lusso could be transferred to the four-door Purosangue.
The new V6 hybrid found in the new 296 GTB could also make an appearance, using F1-derived technology to reset performance standards for SUVs with over 600kW of power.
Expect the Ferrari’s cabin to follow the marque’s recent efforts, replacing analogue dials with a digital cockpit, along with capacitive touch steering wheel controls and fancy passenger displays.