The Ferrari Purosangue Will Be One Epically Quick SUV

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Ferrari's first-ever utility vehicle is starting to take form.

Ferrari's first-ever utility vehicle, the Purosangue, is starting to take form as it marches toward its 2021 reveal date. It's been confirmed that the utilitarian model will be based on the new Ferrari Roma grand tourer, Auto Express reports, and it could offer anything from a V6 to a V12, with the potential for hybrid power to boot.

Granted, if hybrid power does come to the Purosangue, it won't be coupled with the biggest of those engines. "Electrifying a V12 means creating, very probably, a heavy and big car," Ferrari's Chief Marketing Officer, Enrico Galliera, told Auto Express.

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Ferrari's V6, meanwhile, is still forthcoming. It's expected to be a 2.9L twin-turbocharged unit, similar to the Ferrari-based mill enjoyed by the Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio models. But where Alfa's V6 makes a stout 503 horsepower and 443 lb-ft, Ferrari's six-cylinder will make some 600 horsepower with the same torque output - an indication that it could be a more rev-happy mill.

That Ferrari's Purosangue utility vehicle will share much in common with the Roma should come as little surprise; as Ferrari Chief Technical Officer Michael Leiters explains, "[i]n general we will have two families of architecture - front- and [mid]-rear-engine families. The modularity is there, and especially on the front-engined architecture we have to foresee many more models."

"We have a 2+2, we have a 4+, we are thinking about Purosangue, and so on." No word yet on what that "so on" means.

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The Ferrari Purosangue will debut sometime next year, with a starting price likely around $250,000 US or more - some $30,000 more than the related Ferrari Roma is expected to cost. That car is powered by a 3.9L twin-turbocharged V8, paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. With the SF90, Ferrari has already shown that it can (and will) deploy its twin-turbo V8 in hybrid applications, so assuming the Italian supercar manufacturer decides to go the hybrid route with the Purosangue, the V8 might still be in play.

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Source Credits: Auto Express

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