As a purveyor of exclusive supercars and sports cars, the famed Italian brand has never dabbled with producing a Ferrari SUV or crossover - until now, that is. Although a 2021 Ferrari SUV launch was initially speculated, the Purosangue will debut for the 2022 model year and will be tasked with taking on the Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Betayga in the high-performance sports utility vehicle segment. The new Ferrari SUV is expected to exhibit the thrilling performance and handling we’re used to from the sports car models in the stable at the House of the Prancing Horse, not to mention the exquisite looks the marque is known for.
New Ferrari SUV Models
Not much is yet known about exactly what the Purosangue lineup will look like or what the official specs will be, so we can only speculate in anticipation:
- Ferrari Purosangue: The information we do have alludes to a four-seater likely to be around 16 feet in length; using Ferrari’s scalable front-mid-engined architecture, we know it will be able to house a V6, V8, or V12 engine with the potential for hybrid assistance in the cards, too - no 0-62 mph claims have been made. Since the Urus has in excess of 640 horsepower available, we’d expect similar outputs from the Purosangue. All-wheel drive is the likely setup with the first-ever Ferrari SUV model potentially featuring a height-adjustable suspension.
Ferrari Crossover SUV Price Estimate
The much-anticipated 2022 Ferrari SUV is expected to set you back a pretty penny; the price of something this exclusive is speculated to be in the region of $300k - $350k MSRP. More will be known about the price of the Ferrari SUV once it is officially for sale in the USA.
What to Consider Before Buying a New Ferrari SUV
Although information about the Ferrari crossover SUV is limited, we know enough about the brand to surmise the following:
- Ferrari status and bragging rights come standard
- Match or beat the best performance SUVs in terms of performance with a powerful motor
- Hybrid assistance is likely, to improve performance and economy
- It will be all-wheel drive
- It will be a practical, 4-door crossover with a liftgate
- It will be very expensive to buy
- Interior and cargo space is not likely to be overly impressive, as with rivals
- The US will only get its hands on it sometime in 2022
What engine is the Purosangue expected to use and what will its performance specs be?
This is still speculative, but it will most likely be either a version of the existing 4.0-liter Ferrari twin-turbo V8 engine or the naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12. In either case, it will probably be equipped with some form of hybrid assistance to boost power beyond that of the 641-horsepower Lamborghini Urus. Taking that into account, it should be able to sprint to 62 mph in a little more than three seconds.
How big is the Purosangue?
The Purosangue will probably be more or less the same size as a Lamborghini Urus or Aston Martin DBX with an overall length of possibly 195 inches and a wheelbase in the region of 120 inches. Much like its rivals, we expect a 2+2 layout inside, with the capacity to seat four.
Why did Ferrari change its mind about making an SUV?
FCA’s late boss Sergio Marchionne famously said ‘You’d have to shoot me first’ when asked whether Ferrari would ever develop an SUV. Now, the company’s changed tack, most likely to secure the brand’s role in a future that demands SUVs more than sports cars. No doubt, the money they can make plays a big role, judging by the successes of the Lamborghini Urus, Aston Martin DBX, and Rolls-Royce Cullinan.