We never thought we’d see the day where a Ferrari new SUV became a reality, but in the wake of successful high-dollar, high-performance sport-utes, the stage is set for the 2022 Ferrari Purosangue. This news comes despite the company’s past messaging that an SUV has no place in the lineup. Expect to need a hedge-fund manager’s salary to afford such a ride, of course; prices could start as high as $350,000. A high-performance SUV with Ferrari’s prancing horse badge on the grille won’t ruin the brand, though. After all, successful iterations of the concept have served sports-car brands such as Porsche and Lamborghini quite well.
We aren’t sure what will be under the hood, but the Purosangue might get either a turbocharged V-8 or a mighty V-12 engine like that of Ferrari’s legendary supercars. All-wheel drive is a given, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see electrification in the form of a hybrid system either; Ferrari had a 950-hp, V-12 hybrid powertrain in its LaFerrari hypercar back in 2014. One thing’s for sure: It’ll be powerful. The Purosangue will enter the horsepower wars against the 626-hp Bentley Bentayga, the 641-hp Lamborghini Urus, and the Aston Martin DBX, which is powered by a 542-hp V-8 engine supplied by the powertrain geniuses at Mercedes-AMG.