Ferrari hints at V12, hybrid V6 powertrains for Purosangue SUV
The high-riding Ferrari could also get a twin-turbo V8.
Ferrari has shed light on several different powertrains that are under consideration for the upcoming Purosangue SUV.
The model will be built upon a new platform designed for front-mid-engined cars, including grand tourers and high-riding models. The architecture has been designed for flexibility under the hood, ranging from V6 to V12 engines and supporting hybrid technology.
The Prancing Horse marque earlier this year unveiled its first plug-in hybrid, the SF90 Stradale, powered by a twin-turbo V8 and three electric motors for a combined system output of 986 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque.
Autocar speculates the Purosangue's PHEV powertrain will follow a similar format but with a turbocharged V6 engine that is currently in the pipeline."
SF90 is a new product with so many new innovations on the car, then we find the elements to go onto other cars," Ferrari CTO Michael Leiters told the magazine in an interview.
Offering a PHEV could help the company's naturally aspirated V12 remain for the SUV's range-topping configuration. A dozen cylinders would also give Ferrari's model a potential marketing edge against the rival Lamborghini Urus, which is currently available with a twin-turbo V8 that delivers 641 horsepower.
The Purosangue is expected to arrive on the market in 2022. If it is as popular as the Urus, the super-SUV could quickly become Ferrari's best-selling model.