Until the late 1990s, no supercar and sports car manufacturer would have dreamed of launching a model in the SUV segment on the market. At the time, motorists with particular requirements for interior space and load space preferred station wagons, but things have changed over time.
For about fifteen years now, crossovers and SUVs have had a truly surprising growth in popularity , which has led station wagons to occupy a very small niche and road car manufacturers to take much more interest in the segment.
Thus it was that Porsche launched its very first Porsche Cayenne on the market, anticipating market trends and all its competitors. Year after year, almost all the other supercar manufacturers have marketed or at least started the development of a super SUV such as the Cayenne or the Lamborghini Urus, which to date is the best-selling model of the Sant’Agata Bolognese brand .
Among the latest to embrace this philosophy is Ferrari, which has been working on its performance SUV for a while now. We are talking about the highly anticipated Purosangue, which has been spotted several times in the prototype phase on public roads and on the track. In March, the first interesting renderings of enthusiasts who tried to imagine his look in advance had arrived , but now the guys at CarScoops have brought another interesting design to our attention.
In short, in Maranello they decided to take the important step, but what do we know about the vehicle to date? For the moment there are very few certain details, but the spy photos show a significantly more slender car than its rivals: this could guarantee better dynamics and a more effective aerodynamic set-up . It is also established that the Purosangue will be based on the new modular platform that also served to develop the Ferrari Roma, even if the chassis has been extensively modified to create much more airiness inside the cockpit.
Moving on to the mechanics we tell you that the engine will certainly be positioned at the front, with the transmission and differential located at the rear instead. Until now, the Italian house has taken care to send the Purosangue on the road with the body of the Maserati Levante, but we can already expect that compared to the Modena SUV we will see more massive tires, a more aggressive appearance and more modern and elongated LED headlights. . Concerning the engine, doubts become more intense, as many suggest the presence of a naturally aspirated V12, also because Enrico Galliera (Ferrari marketing chief) said that adding a hybrid engine to the formula would further increase the weight. If the hypotheses were to prove true we would have before our eyes a car capable of delivering about 800 horsepower and going from 0 to 100 km / h in 3 seconds.