Rumor: Ferrari’s new SUV set to dethrone the Lamborghini Urus
Ferrari – the crowning jewel of Italian automotive craftsmanship – is toiling on producing its first off-road vehicle ever. The much-anticipated 4x4 from Maranello has been keeping a low profile until know – in fact, we don’t even have an idea of what its name is going to be. The company itself has settled on ‘Purosangue’ for the temporary moniker, which is Italian for ‘pure-blooded’.
Well, it looks like Car and Driver knows a bit more about the upcoming luxury SUV than we do. The reputable magazine just let it slip that the cross-country-capable Prancing Horse would ship with a hybrid drivetrain based on a massive twin-turbo V8. To put things into perspective, the Lamborghini Urus commands 650 horsepower (485 kilowatts) from its unassisted V8 TT. The newcomer, whose arrival is penciled in for 2022, may very well turn out to be even more impressive.
Ferrari said it wanted to ‘discover new territory’ with the premium SUV, a decision we can wholeheartedly relate to in view of the popularity of this particular market segment. Lamborghini, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Porsche are all here, so it was really only a matter of time until Ferrari joined the club.
Regrettably, no one outside Ferrari has a clue as to what the actual vehicle will look like when it ships. At least you can feast your eyes on these 3D renders made by independent artists.
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