Ferrari is gearing up to put its first crossover SUV, dubbed Purosangue, into production this year.

    As detailed in the Prancing Horse brand’s 2021 sales report, the Purosangue will commence production in 2022 with deliveries starting in 2023.

    Naturally this hinges on trading conditions being minimally affected by COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions, according to Ferrari.

    Ferrari hasn’t officially set a date for the reveal of the Purosangue as yet, but it’s expected to be over the coming months.

    For now we’ve only spied the prototype Purosangue with extensive camouflage, and test mules with a Maserati Levante body.

    Despite the camouflage, the spied Purosangue prototype with its production body was seen with a long bonnet, with a fairly slinky coupe SUV silhouette.

    The Purosangue was first confirmed in 2018 and will be built on a new front mid-engine architecture that supports 2-, 2+2-, and 4-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 and plug-in hybrid variants.

    Ferrari could use the plug-in hybrid 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 plug-in hybrid powertrain from the SF90 which pairs a 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 engine 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 that’s located at the rear of the vehicle.

    Once it goes on sale its biggest rivals will be the Lamborghini Urus, Bentley Bentayga, Aston Martin DBX, and the Audi RSQ8.

    Ferrari also aims to bring its limited-run Daytona SP3 to production in 2022, with customer deliveries starting in 2023.

    Just 599 examples of the Daytona SP3 will be produced and they’ll be powered by a mid-rear-mounted 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine, which is the same engine as the 812 Competizione.

    This naturally-aspirated V12 is Ferrari’s most powerful internal combustion engine ever and produces 618kW and 697Nm of torque. This is sent through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

    Following the launch of the Purosangue, Car Magazine 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

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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