The Ferrari Purosangue Might Have a Dirty Secret
While automakers like BMW and Mercedes are downsizing their engine offerings in models like the 7 Series and even the Mercedes-AMG C43, super high-end automakers are instead using electrification to keep their legendary ICEs alive. Lamborghini has already announced a new hybrid V-12 while Bugatti has something big in the works for its next-gen supercars. Now, against all rhyme and reasoning in a time when downsizing and electrification are the key to survival, Ferrari has teased a new V-12 engine that will make its way into a “game-changing” model this summer. Now, folks, the writing is on the wall.
Did The... Did The BMW M5 CS Just Beat The Ferrari 812 In A Drag Race?!?!
Drag races are almost always fun, and they are absolutely ridiculous when a weird pairing makes for one cracker of a race. Mat Watson from Carwow did that when he got a BMW M5 CS to the drag strip to go up against the Ferrari 812. Both these are cars are completely different from each other – one’s got a naturally aspirated V-12 and the other a twin-turbo V-8; one’s a practical four-door daily driver, and the other, a garage queen and a weekend supercar. But, when they met on the drag strip, all hell broke loose.
The Greatest Luxury Performance Sedans We Never Got
Performance luxury sedans are the perfect middle ground for those seeking comfort, practicality and performance in a single package. And while we have gotten plenty of great examples like the BMW M5, Mercedes AMG GT63, Porsche Panamera, and others, there are those that came to us as concepts, but never delivered in the real world. Here are the most prominent culprits.
This Spy Footage Proves That the Ferrari Purosangue Is Barely An SUV
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.
Ferrari Purosangue Reveals Its Production Body
The automotive world is a dynamic one and Ferrari embodies that quite well. Back in 2014, Ferrari said it will not bother with making an SUV. Fast-forward to nowadays and the Italian brand’s first “Ferrari Utility Vehicle” is nearing production state. Moreover, recent spy footage revealed the Ferrari Purosangue’s production body.
Drag Race: The Tesla Model S Plaid’s Closest Fuel-Powered Rival To Date Is The Hybrid Ferrari SF90 Stradale
Brooks from ‘DragTimes’ has come up with yet another Tesla Model S Plaid race, but for once, its legacy is at stake. So far, the Plaid has remained pretty much unbeatable, except for losing to the Rimac Nevera. This time, it faces the Ferrari SF90 Stradale – a hybrid car that makes close to 1,000 horses and is significantly lighter than the Plaid, thus giving it a better power-to-weight ratio. Will the SF90 Stradale prove to be the Plaid’s nemesis as long as it lives?
Yes - A Volkswagen Golf Can Outgun the Ferrari 488 Pista
It sounds pretty absurd at the onset that a Volkswagen Golf can beat a Ferrari 488 Pista in a quarter-mile race. But, it actually can… on a technicality. The folks at ‘Driven Media’ pit these two very unlikely contenders in a drag race. It goes without saying that the Italian supercar will win, but is there a way the Golf can get the W? Well, it can if the Ferrari treats it as a standing drag race and the Golf as a rolling race. But, at what speed? Let’s find out.
New Rendering Shows What the Ferrari Purosangue Would Look Like With Lots of Roma Styling
Ferrari’s first SUV is happening whether we like it or not. Maranello is poised to give the Urus a run for its money with a high-riding vehicle, the so-called Purosangue. Little is known about Ferrari’s first (and hopefully last) attempt to attract SUV-loving clients, which means pixel manipulators around the world have had a lot of leeway in coming up with their vision on what the Purosangue could look like.
Of that bunch, Laco Design came forward a pair of renderings that take a stab at guessing a potential design avenue Ferrari might or might not take with the Purosangue, opting to bake in a handful of styling cues seen on Ferrari’s stunningly elegant 2020 Roma supercar.
Chris Harris in a Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo challenges Matt LeBlanc in a Ferrari GTC4Lusso V12
Porsche and Ferrari aren’t necessarily renowned for their family friendly wagons, yet both actually offer such models in their lineup. Ferrari has the GTC4Lusso, a shooting brake with space for four, while Porsche has given us the Panamera Sport Turismo, an actual four-door estate with practicality to match its performance.
Does This Rendering of the Ferrari Purosangue Make You Feel Happy or Mad?
An online artist has released a rendering of the Ferrari Purosangue, or at least a rendering of the SUV’s rear section. The rendering doesn’t reveal the front end of the highly anticipated SUV, but this is one of the first renderings we’ve seen of Ferrari’s future SUV. Speculation surrounding the design of the Purosangue is at an all-time high after the Italian automaker confirmed plans to join the super-luxury SUV market. This rendering is not a sign of things to come, but it does point to what we can expect when the real Purosangue arrives.
Ferrari Will Take on the Lamborghini Urus with a Hybrid SUV
This news may not appeal to the purists but will surely grab attention. Earlier this year, Ferrari confirmed an SUV is in works and will be arriving in 2019 or 2020. Now it is being reported it will use a hybrid system. Are we ready for a silent SUV from a company known for its engine notes? Read on for more details.
Ferrari SUV Talks Heat Up As the Debate On Quantity Begins
If you didn’t believe it before, you need to start believing now. The Ferrari SUV is happening as CEO Sergio Marchionne himself confirmed to Bloomberg that it’s not a question of “if” anymore as it is “when” it’s going to happen. Marchionne added that the Italian automaker is “dead serious” about its SUV plans. That’s a step further from his past comments when he only mentioned the possibility of a Ferrari SUV as something that will “probably happen.”
The talk within Ferrari now moves on to the next phase of the SUV project: production. Marching didn’t elaborate on the specifics of the SUV, or as he calls it, the “FUV.” Instead, we learned that the Italian automaker will spend the next 30 months - two-and-a-half years - discussing the production volume of the model. Seeing as this is Ferrari, don’t expect the final number to be high since the company wants to preserve its status of exclusivity. Tacking a production volume in the high four or five digits would run counter to that position so at best, we can expect somewhere in the neighborhood of 2,000 units, give or take. For now, Ferrari’s concern is how it plans to strike a balance between exclusivity and scarcity, something it plans to address when it rolls out its new five-year plan in the first quarter of 2018. That plan should reveal more information about the Ferrari SUV and all other models that will create the company’s lineup in the next decade.
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