Ferrari’s First Crossover Caught on Camera

The rival of the Lamborghini Urus was spotted during tests for the first time.

Ferrari continues to develop its own crossover called the Purosangue. The prototype of the model announced back in 2018 was photographed during road tests for the first time. However, it is still too long to wait for its release – it is scheduled for 2022.

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Judging by the photo, the test car decided to disguise as the Maserati Levante. However, it was not possible to hide the details that indicate that this was the Purosangue itself. Compared to the Levante, the model is noticeably understated, and the hood is extended due to the engine compartment, which is located in front within the wheelbase to improve weight distribution along the axles.

It is known that the crossover will receive an electrified powertrain. Back in 2018, Ferrari shared a schematic image of the main elements, in which the hybrid system was located at the back, next to the gearbox – presumably a ВСЕ borrowed from the SF90 Stradale.

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The recent photos confirm that the Purosangue will be based on the Front Mid Engine Architecture, which allows the use of V6, V8 and V12 engines, including those with electric “extras”. Judging by the massive swelling, the Purosangue prototype was equipped with a 12-cylinder engine: it is also indicated by exhaust pipes that resemble that of the GTC4Lusso and 812 Superfast also equipped with V12. This engine can be installed in the top-end version of the crossover. A more modest V6 can be available as the base unit.

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The Ferrari Purosangue, like the new GT models, will get a special interior architecture with a new steering wheel, dashboard and infotainment system. The list of its equipment will include a four-wheel drive system, a new suspension with a clearance adjustment function, as well as a tablet for rear-seat passengers.

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