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.
This is the Ferrari LaFerrari’s Successor On Public Roads
Ferrari has been working on the LaFerrari’s successor for quite some time now. It has been spied many times in the past, but our spy photographers have spotted it again; this time, with the production body. Called the Icona, the car was spotted in Maranello, Italy, right outside Ferrari’s facility.
The Ferrari 296 GTS Is Coming Together Nicely, But Will It Be As Good As The GTB?
A while back Ferrari promised it would be more unpredictable in the future. Indeed, most of us were quite surprised when we learned that the next mid-engine Ferrari – the 296 GTB - would be a V-6 plug-in hybrid. We were even more surprised (or less so) that Ferrari is also working on an SUV. Some things, however, never change, as Ferrari’s mid-engine models have almost always been offered as a Berlinetta (coupe) and a Spider. Now, the Ferrari GTB’s open-top counterpart – the 296 GTS – seems to be almost ready to hit the market.
These Spy Shots Prove That Ferrari’s V-6 Hybrid Supercar Is About to Debut!
Ferrari is adamant about keeping the V-12 alive for as long as possible. However, that doesn’t mean hybridization is off the table. We already have cars like the LaFerrari and SF90, both of which are hybrids. But while those have a V-12 and a V-8, respectively, what’s coming next might surprise you. we recently got spy shots of the upcoming mid-engine Ferrari. The project is dubbed F-171, and its hybrid powertrain is centered around the brand’s new twin-turbo V-6 unit.
Spy Shot Alert: 2021 Ferrari Portofino Seen For the First Time!
Back in 2017, Ferrari replaced the California T, its retractable-top grand tourer, with the Portofino. A much-improved version with a redesigned exterior and a more powerful turbo V-8 engine, the Portofino is about to get a mid-cycle refresh. As these new spy photos show, Ferrari is testing a camouflaged Portofino near Maranello, meaning that the 2021 model year could bring a revised version of the grand tourer. But are there any significant changes to talk about?
Do These Spy Shots Prove That There’s a Special Edition of the Ferrari FXX K Evo On the Way?
Spy photographers at the Nurburgring have caught Ferrari testing the FXX K Evo. As no one expects the Italians to create an even fiercer version of it, the wholly camouflaged FXX K Evo is a surprising sight at the very least. However, the whole ideology behind the Ferrari XX line of cars opens a whole world of possibilities. Created for specific customers that are a part of Ferrari’s Corse Clienti race program, the FXX K Evo cars are, more or less, a laboratory on wheels, and a testbed for Ferrari’s latest technologies. After all, a lot of the technology that Ferrari develops in its racing series (F1, GT3, or Challenge series) eventually migrate to the FXX series of cars. It has been the same jazz since 2004 when Ferrari introduced the first Enzo-based FXX.
Is This The Long Rumored Ferrari Dino We’ve All Been Waiting For?
Back in the late 1960s, Ferrari decided it wanted to create an “affordable” lineup of vehicles, ones that would be able to take on vehicles like the Porsche 911, and the Dino name – which honored Alfredo “Dino” Ferrari – was born. The idea was that the Dino name would be used on non-V-12-powered vehicles, while the V-12 models would continue under the Ferrari name. Between 1968 and 1976, Ferrari launched a few different “Dino” models, including the Dino 206 GT, Dino 246 GT and GTS, and the Dino 308 GT4 2+2. In 1976, the Dino name was discontinued in favor of the Ferrari name. More recently rumors have been flying that the Dino would make a return, and in mid-2015, Sergio Marchionne even stated that Ferrari would bring back the nameplate – it wasn’t a question of if, but when. It’s been a long time coming, and we’ve seen what looked to be a
mule testing back in late 2015, but since then the trail has gone cold. Until this morning, that is, when we received a new set of spy shots that could very well be the V-6 powered Dino the world has been waiting for.
Like the mule we saw in late 2015, this mule is also based on the 458, but it’s sporting a cue or two that hint at this being the real McCoy. As such, the pictures you see here could very well be the proof we’ve been waiting for. Is the Dino program back on track after going cold more than a year ago? Well, keep reading to learn more about it.
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2020 Ferrari Purosangue
Back in October of 2014, we reported that Ferrari has no plans to include and SUV or a sedan in its lineup. Of course, now we have Bentley and Lamborghini stepping foot into the SUV market, but what about Ferrari? Well, apparently it still isn’t going to happen. In a recent earnings call with analysts, Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne was asked about a Ferrari SUV, and – according to Bloomberg Business – his response was simply “Over my dead body.”
Apparently, Marchionne is so stubborn that he still won’t step up to the plate and enter the SUV market, despite all the competition and interest from the public. Sure, not everybody likes the idea, but you can’t please everybody either. Marchionne may not want an SUV, but that doesn’t mean it will never happen. So, we decided to put together a rendering of what a Ferrari SUV could look like.
It might seem like we’re getting a little ahead of ourselves, but at the same time, Ferrari shares are the lowest they have been since the company separated from Fiat Chrysler. Investors have even been warned that growth will slow down this year. At some point, investors are going to request a change or Ferrari is going to end up in a deep hole that it might struggle to get out of. With that said, let’s take a look at our rendering and talk about what a future Ferrari SUV might look like.
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The Dino brand, created by Ferrari for models with engines with fewer than 12 cylinders, spanned from 1968 to 1976, and included cars such as the iconic 246 GTS. Now it looks like Ferrari is going to resurrect the name for an entry-level sports car. Rumors about Ferrari planning to develop a V-6-powered sports car have been flying around for some years now. It took Maranello a lot to admit such a model is underway, but Sergio Marchionne finally came clean in June 2015, telling Autocar that a V-6 Ferrari is "not a question of if but when." Two months have passed since then and our spy photographers caught a 458-based mule in the wild. According to them, the car didn’t sound like the usual V-8. What’s more, the mule was followed by a 488 that didn’t sound like it was using a turbocharged V-8 either, but rather the turbo V-6 used in the newly revealed 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV.
Could this mean that Ferrari is finally testing the sports car that will revive the Dino nameplate? This seems to be the likely scenario, especially since the 458 mule sports a number of features hinting toward a new exterior design and a different powerplant.
Of course, we’re nearly three years away from seeing the real deal in the metal and it will probably take at least 12 months until we get to see a pre-production body on that mule, but that won’t stop me from speculating what this Ferrari might bring to the market. Keep reading for the full details.
Updated 10/01/2015: According to AutoCar, Ferrari just filled patents for its upcoming V6-powered Dino sports car. The new drawings reveal that the 2018 Dino will be a "convertible car with a rigid sunroof and a front engine." So apparently, the upcoming Dino will feature a retractable roof - just like the 488 Spider and will get the same 3.0-litre V-6 engine used in the Alfa Giulia.
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A new image has surfaced of what’s believed to be a harder, faster version of the 2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, tentatively called F12 ‘GTO’ or F12 ‘Speciale.’ The un-camouflaged yellow car is also a dead ringer for the one that appeared in leaked screenshots in June, purportedly from a yet-to-be-released online configurator for prospective customers.
The spy pic comes courtesy of Cavallino Rampante and provides a clear, unobscured, rear three-quarters view. As also seen in the configurator image, it has a black strip running between the two circular taillights, a sizable rear diffuser and carbon fiber exhaust clusters that look like they could also have some kind of aerodynamic function.
Moving around to the sides, we see three shark-gill air outlets over the rear wheels, which are inspired by those of the Series I 1962-1964 Ferrari 250 GTO. The doors appear unchanged from the F12, but there are new carbon side skirts and a carbon-fiber accent that cascade over the front quarter panel, aft of the rear wheel. The 10-spoke wheels are completely new too.
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Ever wondered what Ferrari would look like if it became, to quote former CEO Luca di Montezemolo, “American?" Well, Jalopnik writer and artist Jason Torchinsky did just that, creating a series of hilarious Ferrari-based renderings that show a number of models receiving America’s unabashed imprint.
The F12 Brougham and the FF Sportwagen could actually pass of as legitimate Ferraris if you’re looking at them while in an inebriated state, but that’s the extent of it. The rest of the renderings take a turn for the insanely hilarious. There’s the 458 Montana SUV that looks like a moustachioed 458 on PEDs; the 458 Eagle with “vertical stabilizing fins” and a Pontiac Firebird-inspired eagle hood graphic; the 458 Rebele with welded doors and General Lee-inspired livery; and the three-wheeled Florida T with an exposed supercharger and a meth-dispenser system.
But the coup de grâce is the limited edition LaFerrari Van that might actually make for a pretty decent family car if not for the fact that it isn’t real.
Well done, Jason. Well done. Somewhere Ferrari executives are typing up a cease and desist letter.
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The turbocharged California T came as a big surprise in early 2014, but it appears Ferrari aims to add forced induction to all of its V-8-powered sports cars. Concerned about both fuel economy and safe ways to increase output, the Italians are testing a turbocharged version of the Ferrari 458 as we speak. While rumors about a force-fed 458 surfaced in early 2014 when a white mule was spotted playing in the snow, a new batch of spy shots featuring a camouflaged sports car comes to confirm the turbo 458 is well underway.
Reportedly dubbed M458-T, the new iteration of the company’s entry-level sports car is expected to see significant gains in terms of horsepower. Specifically, the turbocharger attached to the new V-8 unit is likely to push output to around 670 ponies, a 74-horsepower addition to the 596 ponies available with the 458 Speciale. Of course, more power means an updated cooling system and revised aerodynamics as well, with minor design changes to further mark the introduction of the first turbocharged 458.
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