Another tester has been found for Ferrari’s Purosangue Crossover. This time it is wearing the production body shell.
While the test mules were slammed Maserati Levantes before, spy photos show that the prototype has a few production-bound components. The prototype looks a lot like the Ferrari Roma coupe front, even though it is heavily camouflaged. Also, we see large brake discs in carbon-ceramic as well as a rear hatchback similar to that of the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso which will be replaced by the Purosangue.
Ex-Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri revealed the Purosangue name for the crossover in 2018, which is Italian for “thoroughbred.” He said at the time the vehicle won’t reach the market in 2020 like his predecessor, Sergio Marchionne, had envisaged. Instead, Camilleri stressed the need to make the controversial addition to Ferrari’s lineup absolutely “perfect,” meaning its development won’t be rushed.
The platform will also be supported by a front mid-engine platform Ferrari has been developing for future grand touring vehicles, including replacements to the Portofino Roma, 812 Superfast, and Portofino. It complements the new mid engine architecture, which was introduced in the SF90 Stradale.
Although both platforms include hybrid technology, the front mid-engine platform can also accommodate a non-electrified four-wheel-drive system. There will be two rows for maximum 4 seats and a possible all-wheel drive that is not electrified. A front-mid-engine platform with a twin-clutch transmission will be available for improved weight and packaging.
In the Purosangue, a V-12 engine with electrification is possible. There will also be a base V-8 which can also be electrified. It is believed that Ferrari will release its first electric car in 2025 as a crossover. This could be one of their Purosangue models.
2023 Ferrari Purosangue spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Although it is not clear exactly what the Purosangue’s utility will be, we have heard that there will be four doors. The rear doors might end up as suicide-style doors similar to those used on the Mazda RX-8 sports car, which would allow Ferrari’s design team to preserve a sporty coupe-like side view.
We are now seeing prototypes with final sheel-metal, so the unveiling is very close. The Purosangue should be unveiled in 2022’s first half, so it will most likely go on sale in 2023.
Ferrari will soon introduce a variety of models, including the Purosangue. Ferrari will then introduce its successor to LaFerrari. This car is likely to be similar to Prancing Horse’s Le Mans Hypercar racer, and it will compete starting in 2023.