A test prototype of Ferrari’s first crossover has been spotted near the Italian brand’s headquarters in Maranello.
Judging by the spy photos, the Ferrari SUV test mule received an adapted body from the Maserati Levante crossover, Autocar reports.
Thus, at this stage of development, the running gear and powertrain are being checked. It’s too early to talk about the design of the future Ferrari crossover.
The prototype sits significantly lower than conventional crossovers, but Autocar admits that the new model will get an adaptive air suspension and, accordingly, a higher ground clearance.
At the moment, the working name of the Ferrari crossover is the Purosangue. Ferrari promises this SUV will not be similar to any of the existing luxury SUVs, suc as the Aston Martin DBX, the Lamborghini Urus, the Bentley Bentayga or the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
Ferrari’s Chief technology Officer, Michael Hugo Leiters, said the brand’s mission was to open up a new segment for itself.
Ferrari is still hiding technical details about the Purosangue. The brand’s scalable front-mid-engine architecture, which will be used in the crossover, allows for V6, V8 and V12 engines with or without a hybrid technology.
The drive can be rear-wheel or all-wheel, and the cabin is for two or four seats.