Ferrari is constructing a model new V12 for its upcoming SUV.
Ferrari hasn’t given up on the V12 engine, despite mounting environmental challenges, saying this week that it’s constructing a model new twelve-cylinder for a “game-changing” new car.
The engine was teased on Twitter in a 14-second video, and Ferrari’s press launch refers back to the mannequin it is going to energy as a “thoroughbred”, which interprets to ‘purosangue’ in Italian. If that sounds acquainted, it’s as a result of that’s the identify of Ferrari’s upcoming SUV.
“We have examined a number of choices, it was clear that the V12, for the efficiency and driving expertise it might present, was the proper possibility for the market,” Ferrari’s chief govt, Benedetto Vigna, advised Reuters on Wednesday.
Whereas outputs for the brand new engine are but to be confirmed, rumours are suggesting upwards of 610kW, making it one of the highly effective SUVs in the marketplace.
It received’t be the primary or solely twelve-cylinder SUV although, because the Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce Cullinan have each crushed the Ferrari to market. Nonetheless, chief rivals Lamborghini and Aston Martin solely provide boosted V8s within the Urus and DBX respectively.
The Purosangue may even seemingly launch with an array of different choices, probably together with the 296 GTB’s plug-in hybrid 3.0-litre V6 powertrain, and even one in all Ferrari’s twin-turbo V8 engines. A completely electrical mannequin can also be on the playing cards, however will arrive after the Purosangue’s debut, which needs to be within the coming months.
Sadly for Ferrari, the outside has already been leaked, exhibiting a low-set grille with break up, high-mounted headlights, shiny black wheel arches, 296-inspired taillights, 4 exhaust pipes and a roofline nearer to a coupe than a conventional SUV.
And for all of the raging purists on the market, simply bear in mind. We wouldn’t nonetheless have the Porsche 911 if it weren’t for the Cayenne. It’s in all probability a secure guess to say that Ferrari wouldn’t construct an SUV until it actually needed to, so as to guarantee of its sports activities automobiles.