Ferrari’s first SUV isn’t much of a secret any more, as they’ve already confirmed its existence more than four years ago back in 2017. Since then though, it was basically radio silence from the supercar maker, and every mule or prototype spotted outside were covered in acres of heavy cladding and camouflage, making it impossible for us to even catch a glimpse of the car. That is, until today.
Instagram user and proficient leaker Wilco Blok has somehow got his hands on a set of photos of what is purportedly the Ferrari Purosangue, giving us our first look at the highly-anticipated and controversial SUV from the Prancing Horse.
As previously suggested, the Ferrari Purosangue does bear a pretty significant resemblance to the GTC4Lusso in terms of design and proportions, especially round the back. The headlights and taillights, however, are clearly taken from the SF90 Stradale.
We’re not quite sure why they didn’t go with the design of the Ferrari 296 GTB headlights, seeing that that’s their latest design language, but we digress.
Other notable features that we can see include a chunky gloss black cladding around the wheel arches, and a pretty busy-looking front bumper with a large mesh grille in the centre. Fortunately, the rear fascia does look quite a lot cleaner, with just the conventional diffuser elements and quad tail pipes.
We’re still not quite sure yet what’s underneath the bonnet of the upcoming Purosangue SUV, but the leading rumour right now seems to point at the hybrid powertrain from the Ferrari 296 GTB, with a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 and an electric motor making a total of 830 hp and 740 Nm of torque.
The SF90 Stradale’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 is also another possibility, although it would almost certainly be without the hypercar’s three electric motors, as we can’t see Ferrari canibalising its own flagship by putting 1,000 hp in a SUV. Nevertheless, the V8 is still plently punch on its own, making 780 hp and 800 Nm of torque.
There’s also been rumours that the Purosangue could get Ferrari’s naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12 from the 812 Superfast for its range-topping variant. Sounds enticing, but we’ll have to wait and see if it actually comes true…