Watch A Ferrari Purosangue Prototype Go Powersliding

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But what's under its hood?

The last time we spotted a Ferrari Purosangue test mule it was disguised as a Maserati Levante. Ferrari clearly doesn't want the world to catch a glimpse of the final design just yet, hence the reason for the continued Levante body in this new spy video. Ferrari's first-ever SUV, which will replace the GTC4Lusso, will supposedly arrive on the market sometime in 2022. Above all, it's important to understand it's anything but a rebadged Levante.

Set to ride on the firm's Front Mid Engine Architecture, the Purosangue will be able to handle a V12 though it's hard to tell if that's the engine found in this prototype spotted by YouTuber Varryx.

Varryx/YouTube
Varryx/YouTube
Varryx/YouTube

The V12 model will reportedly be available at launch and a V8 hybrid variant is expected to follow later. A dual-clutch gearbox routing power to all four wheels will be standard on all variants. Performance figures remain unknown, but they'll surely surpass those of the GTC4Lusso, which is capable of hitting 60 mph from a standstill in 3.4 seconds and a top of 208 mph.

What this video does show, however, is the vehicle doing a brief powerslide during low-speed testing. We doubt a majority of owners will track their cars, but they'll definitely demand performance and aggressive driving on demand. The Purosangue will deliver the goods, like any Ferrari.

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It'll have to because the competition in the ultra-performance and luxury SUV segment is already underway. Rivals like the Lamborghini Urus and Aston Martin DBX are waiting. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo is another formidable foe. Purosangue customers will also appreciate the SUV's spacious and luxurious interior, variable ride height, and seating for up to four occupants. A rear-seat entertainment system should be standard. Its front-mid-engine layout enables a lower center of gravity and better overall weight distribution.

For now, testing with disguised Maseratis will continue but we should start seeing camo-covered prototypes with production bodies in the next few months.

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