Purosangue SUV could be Ferrari’s last NA V12 series production car
Ferrari is gearing up to debut its first ‘sports utility vehicle’ later this year. Maranello likes to call it the ‘FUV’. We also know it as the Purosangue (codenamed: F175). We were among the first to report that the FUV would use a naturally aspirated V12 instead of a V8. Now, if you’re a fan of the former, we’ve got some bad news for you.
According to a FerrariChat member, the Purosangue is likely to be Ferrari’s last NA V12 series production model. From what we understand, the car will be powered by an all-new V12 producing around 800 hp. A hybrid variant (codenamed: F167) is also said to be on the cards.
If the recent rumors are true, then Ferrari would no longer offer a naturally aspirated V12 in its next-generation GT car, aka ‘812 successor’. This means the replacement of the 812 Superfast will most likely be a V12 hybrid. Having said that, the glorious high-revving V12 will live on in Maranello’s special edition models like the Daytona SP3.
The member also talks about another future Ferrari (codenamed: F244). Apparently, it’s the codename for an all-electric SUV!
The Ferrari Purosangue will be trying to carve out a niche in the high-performance luxury SUV segment. It is expected to be positioned above the Lamborghini Urus and the upcoming Aston Martin DBX S.