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2023 Ferrari Purosangue spied wearing heavy camouflage

Ferrari's first SUV has been spied once again donning the heavy camouflage after it previously leaked completely naked.

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That camouflage isn’t fooling us anymore – we already know what it’ll look like, but Ferrari has been spied again winter testing the upcoming Purosangue.

Italian for pure-blooded or thoroughbred, the Purosangue will become Ferrari’s first SUV when it launches. It will go head-to-head with the Lamborghini Urus, Bentley Bentayga, Aston Martin DBX707, and Audi RSQ8.

Unlike the previously leaked model, this Purosangue prototype has reverted back to heavy black camouflage covering the majority of its body.

It appears this particular prototype actually has more camouflage on the rear than previous prototypes in an attempt to disguise the heavily-raked rear window.

The rear of the camouflaged mule now balloons out more, and is squarer than the rear of the leaked Purosangue.

Ferrari can’t be far from announcing a reveal date for the Purosangue given it’s confirmed production will start in 2022, and deliveries will start in 2023.

Not much can be distinguished besides a glimpse at the headlight units and air intake up front.

On the leaked model, the Purosangue can be seen with split headlights like the plug-in hybrid SF90 hypercar and a large air intake mounted low on the front fascia.

Around the side, this Purosangue prototype has reverted back to all-black alloy wheels, and covered door handles. The leaked model wears a set of large silver alloys, and features black arch cladding, as well as aerodynamic flush-fitting door handles.

The heavy camouflage also disguises the sculpted side profile, sharp creases on the door panels, and its prominent hips. Around the back the quad exhaust pipes can still be seen, as well as small slithers of the tail lights.

As per the leaked Purosangue, there are four separate tail light units. The same design cues feature on current-generation Ferrari models such as the Roma. There’s also a number of air vents and a prominent rear diffuser.

The Purosangue was first confirmed in 2018 and will be built on a new front mid-engine architecture that supports two and four-seat vehicles.

Ferrari says this architecture is optimised for weight distribution and for a low centre of gravity. The architecture also supports V12 engines.

The Prancing Horse is still tight-lipped but it’s expected power will come from either a V6 or V8, with available hybrid or plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variants.

Ferrari could use the PHEV powertrain from the 296 GTB which pairs a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine with an electric motor and a 7.5kWh battery pack. Total system output is 610kW of power.

The Italian automaker could also use the PHEV powertrain from the SF90, which pairs a 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 with three electric motors and a 7.9kWh battery pack. Total system output is 735kW.

No matter which engine is used in the Purosangue, it’ll be mated to a dual-clutch transmission located at the rear of the vehicle.

Following the launch of the Purosangue, CAR Magazine has previously reported the SUV will be joined by two all-electric SUVs codenamed F244 and F245, in 2024 and 2026 respectively.

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Jack Quick is an emerging automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Jack recently graduated from Deakin University and has previously competed in dance nationally. In his spare time, Jack likes to listen to hyperpop and play Forza Horizon.

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