We never thought we’d see the day where a Ferrari SUV became a reality, but in the wake of successful high-dollar, high-performance sport-utes, the stage is set for the 2022 Ferrari Purosangue. This news comes despite the company’s past messaging that an SUV has no place in the lineup. Expect to need a hedge-fund manager’s salary to afford such a ride, of course; prices could start as high as $350,000. A high-performance SUV with Ferrari’s prancing horse badge on the grille won’t ruin the brand, though. After all, successful iterations of the concept have served sports-car brands such as Porsche and Lamborghini quite well. We’ve seen camouflaged mules running around for testing and even some spy photos from Instagram’s CocheSpias, so the reveal of the production Purosangue can’t be far off.
What’s New for 2022?
When the Purosangue finally hits the market-likely in 2022-it will be a new model for the Ferrari lineup as well as the Italian supercar-maker’s first SUV.
We aren’t sure yet what features-standard or optional-will be available on the Purosangue, so it’s impossible to suggest anything specific. Ferrari will release more details closer to the SUVs on-sale date.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
We aren’t sure what will be under the hood, but the Purosangue might get either a turbocharged V-8 or a mighty V-12 engine like that of Ferrari’s legendary supercars. All-wheel drive is a given, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see electrification in the form of a hybrid system either; Ferrari had a 950-hp, V-12 hybrid powertrain in its LaFerrari hypercar back in 2014. One thing’s for sure: It’ll be powerful. The Purosangue will enter the horsepower wars against the 626-hp Bentley Bentayga, the 641-hp Lamborghini Urus, and the Aston Martin DBX, which is powered by a 542-hp V-8 engine supplied by the powertrain geniuses at Mercedes-AMG.