Find a car review

Make
Model

New Ferrari Purosange announced – the SUV that’s not an SUV

Ferrari maps out five-year plan: GTs and hybrids at the core, new V6 engine confirmed and a new mid-engined supercar

Ferrari has used its Capital Markets Day presentation to confirm its plans to produce an SUV, despite CEO Louis Camilleri abhorring the name and refusing to call it as such, claiming it will create a segment we haven’t seen yet. With the working name “Purosangue”, thoroughbred in English, it’s scheduled to arrive at the end of the company’s current product plan that runs to 2022.

In its first presentation since the passing of CEO Sergio Marchionne, the board outlined a product strategy that confirmed it is to introduce a new mid-rear-engined sports car that will sit above the 488 and have a ‘higher performance than the LaFerrari’. It should give the 720S a run for its money. The current 488 will also be replaced before 2022 and will feature a new hybrid-powered V8 engine producing in the region 400bhp-per-litre, up from the 488 GTB’s 190bhp-per-litre.

Subscribe to evo magazine

If you're passionate about the world's greatest performance cars, experience the thrill of driving with evo magazine. Try your first 5 issues for £5.

> Click here to read our review of the Ferrari 488 Pista

A new sports car architecture will allow Ferrari to offer to a wider spread of derivatives, expanding the product offering within its four pillars: sports car, Gran Turismo, Icona – its new bespoke service to build ultra low volume models, such as one which will be revealed later this evening – and hypercar.

The 812 Superfast will continue to be developed and retain its V12 engine until at least 2022. By this time all Ferraris will be offered with a hybrid powertrain. No further details were forthcoming with regards to the new V6 engine architecture, other than confirmation it will feature soon in a new model similar in style the Portofino to offer a lower performance entry point for customers. When it came to the rumoured Dino resurrection, the board stonewalled any questions on the subject.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

Regarding the new hypercar, while the technology for this model is currently in development a direct LaFerrari replacement won’t be launched within this product cycle.

Instead the core of the strategy focuses on Ferrari’s commitment to GT cars, an area it sees offering the greatest growth potential. Headed by new petrol-hybrid powertrains the next generation of GT cars will bring Ferrari back to its origins in terms of producing four-seater luxury cars to sit alongside its range of performance models. One of these new GT cars will be the aforementioned Purosange ‘SUV’, with the second to join the Portofino and GTC4 Lusso as range topping luxury performance car.

Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/ferrari/21733/ferrari-monza-sp2-and-sp1-full-details-and-ride-review-on-the-ultra-exclusive-v12s
Ferrari

Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2: ride review

11 Jul 2019
Visit/ferrari/22636/all-new-986bhp-ferrari-sf90-stradale-supercar-revealed
Ferrari

All-new 986bhp Ferrari SF90 Stradale supercar revealed

30 May 2019
Visit/ferrari/22695/ferrari-v8-wins-international-engine-of-the-year-award-again
Ferrari

Ferrari V8 wins International Engine of the Year award

24 May 2019
Visit/ferrari/22619/ferrari-lightweight-specials-458-speciale-vs-430-scuderia-vs-360-challenge-stradale
Ferrari

458 Speciale vs 430 Scuderia vs 360 Challenge Stradale

5 May 2019

Most Popular

Visit/news/22986/abt-audi-rs5-r-sportback-revealed-alongside-788bhp-abt-powered-boat
News

Abt Audi RS5-R Sportback revealed

Not only has the German tuner fettled the Audi RS5 Sportback, it’s also turned its attention to watercraft
9 Aug 2019
Visit/features/22971/mercedes-amg-c63-s-vs-alfa-romeo-giulia-quadrifoglio-super-saloons-go-head-to-head
Reviews

Mercedes-AMG C63 S vs Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio - super saloons go head-to-head

We pit the Mercedes-AMG C63 S against Alfa Romeo's Giulia Quadrifoglio to find out which is best
9 Aug 2019
Visit/buying-advice/19675/used-car-deals-of-the-week
Features

Best used cars for sale this week

We’ve delved into the classifieds and chosen our favourite cars for sale this week
7 Aug 2019
Visit/features/22907/hyundai-i30-fastback-n-versus-the-col-de-turini
Hyundai i30 N hatchback

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Col de Turini

We take the Hyundai i30 Fastback N up the Col de Turini, a 31km stage of the Monte Carlo World Rally Championship
19 Jul 2019