“You’ve heard the rumors, and we’re delighted to confirm that some of them are true”, said the Prancing Horse of Maranello on social media. This caption is joined by the very first design preview of the Purosangue, which is the Italian automaker’s very first utility vehicle and five-door vehicle.
‘Il commendatore’ Enzo Ferrari may be rolling in his grave as we speak, but on the other hand, it’s all in vain. Considering how many examples of the Urus are sold each year by the Raging Bull of Sant’Agata Bolognese, it’s the perfect moment for the Prancing Horse of Maranello to launch a great-handling sport utility vehicle.
With most high-end marques producing a high-performance SUV, many enthusiasts have hoped that Ferrari wouldn’t cave with a model of its own. Well, it’s coming and the Italian supercar builder has released an official first look at the vehicle, which the company is calling a ‘genuine game changer’ and a ‘car whose bloodline can be traced back through our 75-year history of innovation, evolution and uncompromising performance’.
But no word has been said on the engine that will power Ferrari’s first SUV. While it’s unlikely to be a V12, it could be a V8 or perhaps a similar V6 Hybrid from the 296 GTB. Regardless, power is likely to be on par with the Lamborghini Urus, Aston Martin DBX, and undoubtedly more than models like the Mercedes-AMG G63. Only time will tell what exactly that means but one thing’s for sure. It’s going to be very, very fast. Ferrari plans to reveal its first-ever SUV later this year.
Stay tuned to YakymourMen for official information. For now, take a look at the teaser above. Come into the beautiful world of Ferrari.