Ferrari has announced the Purosangue which is believed to have Roma-influenced styling. It’s curvaceous styling of the Italian grand tourer will translate into a high-riding vehicle to go after the likes of the Aston Martin DBX and Lamborghini Urus, the two SUVs whose respective designers went for that sports car look on stilts rather than sticking with the tried-and-tested SUV styling formula which paid off and both were a great success.
The Purosangue has an early test mule hiding underneath the raised body of the GTC4Lusso. It will be interesting to see how the Ferrari with rear doors is going to look, but there are high hopes that it will be an attractive SUV taking into account the company’s latest design language.
The actual Purosangue won’t simply carry over the Roma’s styling and make minor adjustments to adapt it to SUV’s higher ground clearance. The vehicle is expected to have plenty of unique styling traits to separate the SUV from its two-door cousins.
Purosangue will use an adapted version of a modular, multi-material, front-engined platform that was first used on the Roma. Interior is expected to have the centre console and dashboard may be similar to what you saw in the Ferrari F12tdf model from 2017 and forward, expect a large touch screen display, and two smaller ones for rear passengers.
The Purosangue FUV meaning “Ferrari Utility Vehicle” will ride on an adaptation derived from the Roma, the same newly developed platform that debuted with the GT. The hardware has been developed to accommodate the V8 and V12 engines and it will be compatible with the company’s forthcoming V6 unit and hybrids. In the case of the tall prancing horse, it’s believed the engineers would favour an electrified powertrain.
Despite the fact that there is a downsizing trend across the entire automotive industry, Ferrari has confirmed that it will not discontinue its naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 powerhouse as it will find some way to optimize it and cut the emissions to keep the regulators happy. Aston Martin hinted recently a V12 DBX AMR could happen one day, and we are hoping that Ferrari will be going down the same road with its Purosangue.