- Ferrari officially confirmed that the Purosangue SUV will begin production later this year, with deliveries commencing in 2023.
- Ferrari first established that it was working on an SUV in 2018, and the Purosangue has been spied testing many times since.
- The Purosangue is likely to feature a turbocharged and hybridized V-8 engine, although there are also rumors of an electrified V-12 setup.
Ferrari has confirmed in its 2021 sales report that the Purosangue SUV will soon become a reality. The company also officially stated that production of the Purosangue will begin in 2022, with deliveries starting in 2023. A full debut should therefore come in the next several months, although Ferrari didn’t say exactly when we will first lay eyes on the SUV.
The Purosangue was first confirmed back in 2018, and mules have been spotted testing several times over the past two years. The latest photos seen here show the SUV's production bodywork, while previous spy photos appeared to show test mules based on the Maserati Levante.
The Purosangue is expected to be considerably more expensive than the $225,501 Lamborghini Urus and $179,986 Aston Martin DBX SUVs, with prices likely starting over $300,000.
We still don’t know what will power the Purosangue, but a turbocharged V-8 seems likely, potentially with hybrid assistance. Ferrari could use the twin-turbo V-8 plug-in-hybrid setup in the SF90, or it could offer the 819-hp V-6 hybrid powertrain from the 296 GTB. Some rumors even suggest that Ferrari could stuff a V-12 under the Purosangue’s hood. This would also likely be electrified, since the company has stated that the 812 Competizione is its final nonhybrid internal combustion V-12 model.
High-performance SUVs are big business these days. Nearly 60 percent of Lamborghini’s 2021 sales were the Urus, with just over 5000 units of the 641-hp SUV delivered worldwide. Demand for the Aston Martin DBX, meanwhile, helped boost the company’s sales by 82 percent last year, and the British automaker recently revealed a nearly 700-hp version of the DBX. Unsurprisingly, Ferrari wants in on the SUV cash cow.
More details on the Purosangue should crop up in the coming months.