The first Ferrari SUV is so close we can almost touch it.
The Purosangue will be revealed on September 13, European time, which means we should know exactly how it looks in the next 24 hours. For now though, we’ll have to settle for another artistic teaser alluding to its V12 engine.
“Are you ready to meet our latest V12 Ferrari?” the latest teaser asks, confirming what we already knew – along with smaller engines to meet emissions standards in some markets, the Purosangue will feature V12 power.
The engine in the Purosangue will be mated to a dual-clutch transmission located at the rear. It will seat up to four passengers and will be based on a new front mid-engine architecture.
Ferrari has previously told CarExpert it’s “very proud of our traditions so the V12 engine is very important”.
“Whether in the future there will be space for it, it is up to us to decide. We can manage that, carbon neutrality we can manage in many ways,” said Dieter Knechtel, president of Ferrari Far East and Middle East
We already have a good idea of what the production Purosangue will look like thanks to a previously leaked car, as well as a teaser image of the front.
Overall, the Ferrari Purosangue has a high-riding coupe SUV silhouette with sweeping lines and grand tourer elements that bears some similarities to the 812 Superfast and GTC4Lusso from some angles.
Up front there are split headlights like the plug-in hybrid SF90 supercar, as well as a large air intake mounted low on the front fascia.
Around the side, the spied Purosangue prototype has large alloy wheels, aerodynamic flush-fitting door handles, as well as a number of sharp creases and prominent hips.
At the back there are four separate tail light units, which is a design cue that features on current-generation Ferrari models like the Roma.
Earlier in 2022 Ferrari said it will manage the exclusivity of the Purosangue as it does with its existing models.
The brand confirmed it won’t ramp up production to meet the expected demand, and will keep the SUV at 20 per cent of its annual vehicle shipments over its lifecycle.
“It will now be another range model, and even now with our range models there is not endless supply. So we will be very careful to balance that properly,” said Mr Knechtel.
Once the Ferrari Purosangue goes on sale, its most direct rivals will be the Lamborghini Urus, Aston Martin DBX, and the Audi RSQ8.