With the Ferrari Thoroughbred, the Italian brand joins the dream factories that have surrendered to the SUV fashion. This 2022 will be the year that his SUV see the light and we are already beginning to know some of its details.
The last chapter is written by the heart that will give it life, which will be the V12 of the house. This has been pointed out by Benedetto Vigna, CEO of Ferrari, during the presentation of the results of the first quarter of the signing of the pony and whose statements collect Automotive News.
And that means standing out from its canonical direct rivals: the Lamborghini Urus and the Aston Martin DBX, both with V8 engines. The presentation of the Ferrari Purosangue is expected for the last bars of this 2022, at which time its production will also begin.
Sharing the V12 with the Ferrari 812
The truth is that at the moment a halo of mystery surrounds the Ferrari Thoroughbred: the brand has only revealed a brief teaser giving an approximate date for its debut.
In fact, Vigna’s words are the first dedicated to his mechanics. The manager has argued that they had considered several options for their SUV, but that after several tests they concluded they have finally opted for the V12 because “for performance and the driving experience it could provide, andwas the right choice for the market“.
And shortly after this announcement, Ferrari published a post on his Instagram account with precisely a V12 block as the protagonist:
“A new Ferrari is coming. born without compromiseunmistakably ferrari at heart. Powered by our iconic motor V12″, reads the text that accompanies the video where this mechanic is shown. And the uncompromising thing could well point precisely to the Ferrari Purosangue, another sacrilege in the eyes of the most purists.
Among the current range of Ferrari, only the Ferrari 812and its various versions, mounts the brand’s naturally aspirated V12 block, with the rest of the cavallinos V8 or V6. And el 812 Competition has reached 830 hp, while in the GTS sign the 800 CV.
Therefore, it is to be expected that the delivery of the Purosangue will be around that figure, although it remains to be seen what it will mean to have to take it to the front position.
And it is that of the little that we know precisely of the Ferrari Thoroughbred is that its architecture is based on that of the Ferrari Romewhose engine he is center forward, being located behind the front axle. As is the case, for example, with the Aston Martin DBX in order to achieve the best possible weight distribution.
It has also been pointed out that it will have variants of rear wheel drive (like Rome itself) as well as from all wheel drive. Both the DBX and the Urus are all-wheel drive, as is the Bentley Bentayga or the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. These two SUVs do have a V12 engine, by the way.
In addition, given that the Roma platform admits electrification, it is also in the pools that the Purosangue has a hybrid variant. But when asked during the conference about more mechanics for the SUV, Vigna declined to comment further.
It is definitive that there are many unknowns to be cleared up, but since the CEO of Ferrari has already released the hare and that we are already close to summer, it is to be hoped that the Modena firm will provide more details sooner rather than later.