Ferrari Thoroughbred : the SUV preview in Maranello

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What looks for the moment to a GTC4Lusso enhanced is none other than the new SUV, Ferrari Thoroughbred.

Although it should probably not be on the market before 2022, the first SUV of Ferrari seems to be already in preparation. In fact, a mule was spotted near the factory of Maranello.

Its release date has been pushed back from 2020 to 2022, but Ferrari has recently confirmed that the SUV was still in the program. And the one that the firm to the prancing horse, appoints in-house Thoroughbred would be already in course of preparation. In fact, a video taken by Supercarnews shows us a mule in full the trial in the precincts of the factory gates in Maranello and there is no doubt that this is the future SUV.

Despite the camouflage, one will immediately recognize the silhouette of the GTC4Lusso, whose body has been taken over and enhanced. Except that the Thoroughbred should not share many things with the coupe 2+2 on the technical side, sinceit will be based on a new platform, dedicated to the models with front engine. It can embark up to four people and will, of course, all-wheel drive.

Remains to be seen if it will stand out of the other SUV sport with only two doors. This could provide an exclusivity that were not his rivals. In terms of motorization, it is possible that it has the V12 and biturbo V8 of the current models, but the most likely option would be that it is a hybrid and comes with the new V6 currently in preparation.

 

Competitors in the Thoroughbred

The two competitors with the most ferocious of the new Thoroughbred will be, a priori, Italian, with, of course, the Lamborghini Urus, which remains to this day the SUV the most powerful in the market, but also the cousin Maserati Levante Trofeo. Thanks to its V8 4.0 biturbo 650 hp, the Urus can shoot down the 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 s, while Levante claimed three-tenths (3.9 s) with its V8 3.8 biturbo 590 ch.

Lamborghini Urus Maserati Levante Trofeo

If the Cayenne Turbo shows up for the moment in the withdrawal of the italians

(550 hp and 4.1 s from 0 to 100 km/h), it seems pretty likely that Porsche equips soon-to-be a variant Turbo S E-Hybrid, like the sedan Panamera (680 hp). Finally, Ferrari will also have to monitor Aston Martin, which will also be released its first-ever SUV by the end of the year 2019.

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