The Ferrari is flexible, but it doesn’t have to be in the right direction

The Ferrari is flexible, but it doesn’t have to be in the right direction

Italian carmaker Ferrari has released the first image of its upcoming SUV, known as Purosangue. The growing demand for SUVs, which has already been met by Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Porsche, will therefore have pushed the Italian brand to take the lead. On the other hand, 100% electricity will still be waiting.

After a long rumor, Ferrari has confirmed that the SUV will definitely be launched. yes tweet is accompanied by a high-quality contrast image that allows you to discover the first shapes of the car. This SUV would carry the name of Ferrari Purosangue.

You have heard the rumors… and we are happy to confirm that they are true (some of them). It will all be revealed later this year. #Ferrari

-Ferrari (@Ferrari) March 23, 2022

It is the only car on the Ferrari list that breaks with 75 years of history: Ferrari Purosangue is an SUV … even though it is described as UVF (Ferrari Utility Vehicle), with slightly elevated height and style, but low ground clearance.

The first stolen photos of Purosangue still show four exhaust pipes in the rear

It is amazing to see Ferrari designing an SUV. However, keep in mind that this is the type of car that is currently on sale. This category is the most interesting textbook case, as there is no other type of car that offers much criticism, when it reaches almost 40% of the market share in the best part of the automotive world.

In Europe, in the 100% electricity market, 1 in 2 cars on sale is an SUV (February 2022). The SUV sells very well and is still criticized for its energy efficiency, but is also criticized by car dealers, “he said. very high, very large, very heavy and overly greedy“.

Ferrari is said to be preparing two power trains. The first one will probably be one of, if not the last, the V12 destination expected in nature. It is likely that there will be at least some kind of electricity, such as a 48V hybrid system. Keep in mind, however, that a lot of the rumors are about this SUV: so it would be built on the basis of a completely new platform, which also deserves full power installation.

Finally, its expected base price will be 300,000 euros, more details are expected from May 2022.

Ferrari has already created PHEV

Ferrari has already created the first car with PHEV architecture (plug-in mixer). The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is a model that combines combustion engine (V8 turbo at 780 hp) with three electric motors (for 220 hp more), which allows you to exceed 1000 hairs. With this quarter of the engine, it offers acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h for less than 2.5 seconds.

Ferrari SF90 Stradale
Ferrari SF90 Stradale // Source: Ferrari

In 100% electricity, when only electric motors are activated, Ferrari promises 25 miles of independence. It can accelerate in this situation up to 125 km / h, it is also a way to reach city centers that will be reserved for zero emissions in the future.

100% electric in Ferrari? Not immediately

Although a hybrid version of the plug-in is expected, the first Ferrari SUV therefore should not be 100% electric. However, in the beginning.

In 2021, Ferrari, and more accurately John Elkann the group’s CEO, announced that the first 100% electric Ferrari will see daylight in 2025: ” You can be sure it will be everything you dream of. Maranello engineers and designers will not leave any place in their history “.

It must be said that the Italian company is behind its competitors. Porsche, for example, has already taken the lead in the electronics sector: with Taycan, the German manufacturer can boast of being in the industry with one of the most efficient cars on its market. The model was rejected in several versions, including GTS Sport, Cross Turismo and Sport Turismo.

Porsche Macan II
The hidden Macan II is on trial, we look forward to 2023

As for the SUV, Porsche is preparing a new version of Macan with a “dirty” engine, which is scheduled for 2023.

Keep in mind, however, that the SUV is not the ideal candidate for a full range of electronics: its shape, its aerodynamic efficiency and weight have not been enhanced. The SUV consumes more kWh and therefore has less freedom than the sedan, with the same battery. This can be seen when comparing the Model 3 with the Tesla Model Y.

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