The Purosangue will be Ferrari’s first SUV.
For months, nay, a couple of years, petrolheads have been eagerly waiting for the Ferrari Purosangue. The Purosangue is not just another fast SUV, it is Ferrari’s fast SUV. We’ve been seeing it being tested under layers of camouflage for some time now and have heard rumours about its powertrains, but now we’ve hit the jackpot – camo-free spy shots from the production line.
At the front, the Purosangue has a long clamshell hood, which swoops down, much like Ferrari’s sportscars. Adding to that traditional Ferrari look is the lack of a massive grille up front, something we’ve seen on most go-fast SUVs. Instead, the Purosangue has a single central grille, set in the lower half of the bumper, flanked by air intakes on both sides.
The headlights resemble the Roma a little, mainly due to the split design with the line in the middle housing the LED DRL. Other noteworthy bits on the front include what appears to be carbon fibre cladding on the wheel arches and a muscular shoulder line. Is it just us or does the Purosangue seem a tad under-tyred?
If the front-end doesn't impress you, the rear of the Purosangue will. The rear sports the traditional twin tail lamp setup, seen on all new Ferraris, quad-exit exhausts, an aggressive Roma-like diffuser, and an overall sculpted appearance. It's very different from the Lamborghini Urus’ sharp cuts. While the front-end of the Purosangue is more striking, the rear is probably more universally pleasing.
You can’t spot much else from these two spy shots, but we hope that hiding under that long nose is a V12 engine. Rumours do suggest that Ferrari will offer the Purosangue in both twin-turbo V8 and V12 options – something that we saw with the GTC4 Lusso. So, fingers crossed. Oh, and if you’re worried that Ferrari’s first SUV isn’t the beautiful swan you were expecting, we suggest you wait for the official images.
Image source: Cochespias