• This Spy Footage Proves That the Ferrari Purosangue Is Barely An SUV

More spy footage of the Ferrari Purosangue’s production body proves that Ferrari really doesn’t want to make SUVs

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Ferrari’s first SUV, which the company refers to as an FUV, is coming along nicely. We recently shared spy footage of the car and we saw its production body for the first time, even if it’s still heavily camouflaged. We now present new footage of the four-door Ferrari, which was spotted testing in its hometown, Maranello.

This Spy Footage Proves That the Ferrari Purosangue Is Barely An SUV Exterior Spyshots
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The car market does not spare anyone and Ferrari’s opinion on making SUVs has taken a 180-degree turn. Back in 2014, Ferrari said it will not be making an SUV. Fast-forward a couple of years and the Purosangue seems to be on schedule, for its debut, sometime in 2022.

There have been a couple of Ferrari test mules, but none of them featured the Purosangue’s production body. We have seen it in the form of a chopped-up Maserati Levante, as well as a GTC4 Lusso, which was testing the suspension of the “Ferrari Utility Vehicle.”

This Spy Footage Proves That the Ferrari Purosangue Is Barely An SUV Exterior Spyshots
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Even with the Purosangue being wrapped in camouflage, it’s obvious that what Ferrari is making is more of a high-riding sports car than a real SUV. The car has a low ground clearance and we see a version of Ferrari’s one-piece, five-spoke wheel design. The front end is very sharp and reminiscing of front-engine V-12 models like the F12 Berlinetta and 812 Superfast. The rear end is kicked upwards and has the integrated rear spoiler – another trait, shared with the front-engine V-12 Ferrari models.

This Spy Footage Proves That the Ferrari Purosangue Is Barely An SUV Exterior Spyshots
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By now, we are used to seeing SUVs from car companies, normally associated with high-performance vehicles. We have seen countless speculative renderings, including a high-riding sedan, inspired by the Ferrari Roma. For once, we are actually curious to see how the Ferrari Purosangue would look, without camouflage.

Source: Picture credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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