The Purosangue Will Be Just The Start of Ferrari’s EV Onslaught
Ferrari is reportedly working on two all-electric SUVs. The first one could arrive in 2024by Ciprian Florea, on
Ferrari is one of last supercar manufacturers to jump on the SUV bandwagon, but a hauler is finally underway, with most reports pointing toward a 2022 unveiling. However, it seems that the Purosangue won’t be Ferrari’s only SUV. A new report claims that Ferrari’s assault on the electric vehicle market will be lead by not one but two crossovers. Maranello’s all-electric haulers are rumored to arrive in 2024 and 2026.
Ferrari’s first EV won’t be a supercar
Despite several rumors that Ferrari is working on an all-electric replacement for the LaFerrari, it seems that Maranello’s first effort for the EV market will be an SUV.
That’s the word from Car Magazine, which claims, quoting anonymous sources close to the company, that Ferrari is working on a couple of "all-electric spin-offs" of the upcoming Purosangue. The report claims to know the internal codenames of these vehicles, F244 and F245, which adds a bit of credibility to the news. However, given Ferrari’s hesitation to join the electric market, we’re taking this information with a grain of salt. At least until we start seeing some prototypes on the road.
The report goes on to say that Ferrari is working on an all-electric platform capable of housing up to four electric motors and a scalable lithium-ion battery pack.
The motors would be good for 610 horsepower, while the battery would have a capacity of 80 kWh in base form.
Both figures suggest that Ferrari could compete with range-topping Tesla models on the performance front, while larger batteries could enable a range of more than 300 miles. But while the first electric crossover is still three to four years away, Ferrari’s first SUV, the Purosangue, will arrive in a little more than a year.
The Ferrari Purosangue could debut in early 2022
We already know that Ferrari is working on its very first SUV and that it will be called the Purosangue. The report says that the hauler will debut sometime in early 2022 with a V-12 engine.
The SUV will probably feature the naturally aspirated V-12 engine of the 812 Superfast, capable of around 800 horsepower.
An all-electric Purosangue won’t happen, but Ferrari will add a hybrid version in 2023. The electrified SUV will most likely pair a turbocharged V-8 engine to one or two electric motors.
Ferrari is no stranger to hybrids, having debuted its first electrified supercar, the LaFerrari, in 2013. The LaFerrari was actually a mild hybrid, featuring a KERS system that provided short bursts of extra power while decreasing fuel consumption. The LaFerrari wasn’t capable of running on electric power alone. But Ferrari does offer a full-fledged hybrid - the SF90 Stradale.
Introduced in 2019, the SF90 Stradale pairs a twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 engine and three electric motors. Two motors spin the front axle, while the third motor is mounted on the transmission. Thanks to a 7.9 kWh lithium-ion battery and a regenerative braking system, the SF90 Stradale comes with a 16-mile electric range. That’s not much, but the Purosangue hybrid will probably feature a revised system with more range. What we do know for a fact is that the hybrid SUV will pack the same 4.0-liter V-8 gasoline engine.
|nternal combustion engine|
|Type||V8 - 90° - turbo – dry sump|
|Total displacement||3990 cc|
|Maximum power output||574 kW (780 cv) @ 7500 rpm|
|Max torque||800 Nm @ 6000 rpm|
|Specific power output||195 cv/l|
|Max. engine speed||8000 rpm|
|Maximum power electric motors||162 kW (220 cv)|
|Battery capacity||7.9 kWh|
|Max. range under electric power||25 km|
|Transmission and gearbox||8-speed, F1 dual-clutch transmission|
|Maximum speed||340 km/h|
|0-100 km/h||2.5 s|
|0-200 km/h||6.7 s|
The Purosangue V-12 will cost more than $300,000, while the hybrid version will probably fetch at least $350,000 before options.
Source: Car Magazine