The Ferrari Purosangue SUV is coming to compete with luxury sports SUV models like the Lamborghini Urus. The SUV will be fierce and sporty. The question on everyone’s mind is, what type of engine will the Ferrari SUV use?
What engine will the Ferrari SUV have?
The Ferrari SUV will have a V12 engine. The Purosangue will get a V8 hybrid engine option as well. No power output from either Ferrari Purosangue SUV engine has been released yet.
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A V12 engine has more thermal efficiency than a V8 engine. The Ferrari SUV will likely make over 600 horsepower using its V12 engine. The Lamborghini Urus uses a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine to produce 641 horsepower. The Ferrari Purosangue engine could be much more powerful than the Lamborghini Urus engine.
Power and torque are extremely important when it comes to vehicles of the Lamborghini Urus’ caliber. Luxury sports car automakers like Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Lotus aim to make SUVs that perform like supercars but are much more practical. Lotus is taking a different approach from Ferrari and Lamborghini and producing an electric SUV model.
How much will the Ferrari SUV cost?
CarBuzz expects the Ferrari SUV to cost over $300,000. Ferrari has yet to release an official price for the Purosangue. The luxury sports SUV will likely be more expensive than the Lamborghini Urus because of its engine.
The Urus starts at $218,009. Neither luxury performance SUV model is affordable, but you don’t shop for an affordable luxury sports SUV. You shop for a fast one.
The Ferrari Purosangue certainly has the potential to be one of the quickest SUVs ever produced. According to InsideEVs, the 2024 Lotus Eletre will make a whopping 900 horsepower. It’ll be interesting to see where the Purosangue falls in with its rivals.
The Ferrari SUV is part of a unique niche market
The Ferrari Purosangue is part of a niche vehicle segment occupied by the Lamborghini Urus. When the Urus first debuted in 2018, it intrigued the world. Sports vehicles are usually quick, but smaller models often lack comfort. The Urus provides both performance and comfort.
Because of its novelty, the Lamborghini Urus quickly made its way into song lyrics, music videos, and posters scotch-taped to bedroom walls. The Urus has become a new type of status symbol despite being more affordable than other Lamborghini models.
Entertainers like Kim Kardashian and sports superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo own the luxury sports SUV. Who doesn’t want a vehicle that can go from 0-60 miles per hour in 3.1 seconds with over 21 feet of cargo space? The Urus proved that practicality can still be luxurious, and now Ferrari is targeting the same niche market.
The Ferrari Purosangue SUV has the potential to replace the Urus in the eyes of the general public. It can become the new status symbol of the elite, depending on its performance. The fact that the Purosangue (meaning thoroughbred) is Ferrari’s first SUV will be enough to sell some consumers on the exciting new vehicle. Read about how the Purosangue’s rival, the Lotus Eletre, stacks up against the Lamborghini Urus in the next article.