Spied! Ferrari Purosangue Wearing Maserati Levante Body

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Not everyone was fooled.

The Ferrari Purosangue will be unlike any other vehicle from the Italian marque for one key reason: it's an SUV. Or, at least, it'll be Ferrari's version of an SUV in the same way the Urus is for Lamborghini. Basically, if you're looking for a serious luxury off-roader, do yourself a favor and shop elsewhere. But if you desire a raised vehicle with sufficient passenger space and supercar levels of performance and ultra-sexy styling, then look no further. Although its final design remains a closely guarded secret, Purosangue testing has apparently entered a new stage. Instead of development mules wearing the body of GTC4 Lusso, Ferrari thinks it can hide these vehicles within a Maserati Levante body. Consider that secret now exposed.

This latest spy video from car spotter Varryx was shot in Maranello, Italy over the weekend and despite its Levante-like appearance, there are some differences.

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Varryx/YouTube

The body panels appear to look different from the rear three-quarters angle and the front bumper reportedly had some unusual styling, though it wasn't possible to get a good camera shot. Aside from having a design completely different than that of the Levante, the Purosangue also rides on its own unique chassis.

With styling reportedly influenced by the Ferrari Roma, the Purosangue will likely come powered by a turbocharged V6 though we wouldn't rule out a smaller twin-turbo V6 connected to a hybrid-electric system. It's possible both powertrains will be offered. But don't think for a moment Ferrari is simply making engineering, design, and other modifications to the Levante and calling it a day.

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For starters, Ferrari and Maserati have been and will continue to drift further apart regarding component sharing. Maserati is also preparing its entire lineup for electrification while Ferrari is proceeding more slowly. But the Purosangue will very much be its own breed (conveniently enough, its name translates to 'thoroughbred' in Italian). While it might share a few things with the Levante, the Purosangue will offer better performance and handling on par with the rest of the Ferrari lineup.

Despite factory shutdowns beginning last spring (and have since ended) because of coronavirus restrictions, the Purosangue remains on schedule to launch sometime in 2022. An official reveal could possibly happen by this time next year.

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