Ferrari has made huge information with the launch of its first ever crossover within the Purosangue, maybe to the chagrin of the Ferrari trustworthy. Nevertheless it appears the supercar builder could have one thing for conventional followers quickly. Spy images present a serious-looking prototype, and we suspect it is a successor to the automaker’s final flagship, the LaFerrari.
This prototype does nonetheless seem like a reasonably early prototype, sporting barely blocky bodywork and elements bin lights. We’re additionally not anticipating the enormous mounted rear wing to look on the ultimate product, particularly because it appears to be like just like the struts are mounted in slots the place a retractable piece would go.
However there’s nonetheless loads to glean. The middle part of the physique, primarily the cockpit and roofline are in all probability near manufacturing. That cockpit is especially slender, and, just like the LaFerrari, incorporates a door panel that goes into the roof, more likely to support entry, and a rear window that tapers towards the rear, boat-tail model. The general physique can also be pretty rudimentary, however between the substantial width, aggressive diffuser and large wing, this automobile will in all probability have spectacular quantities of downforce.
There’s nonetheless quite a bit that is unknown about this new supercar. The powertrain might be the most important thriller. We’re prepared to guess it will likely be a hybrid of some type, simply because the LaFerrari was and as extra trendy Ferraris such because the 296 GTB have gotten. The variety of cylinders is the query, in addition to whether or not pressured induction can be used. It will be good to see one remaining top-end software of a Ferrari V12 earlier than emissions and gasoline financial system rules make it non-viable.
Additionally, whereas this prototype suggests there’s nonetheless an honest quantity of improvement remaining, we would not be shocked if the automobile is revealed within the subsequent 12 months or so. Ferrari has a tough cadence of 10 years between flagship supercars beginning with the F40. That has fluctuated by a 12 months or two both method, however with that in thoughts, we’re arising on a decade because the launch of the LaFerrari.