After telling us the complete opposite, Ferrari's SUV will be with us in 2019
It will apparently be the fastest SUV ever
Ferrari had been abstaining against all talks of EVs or SUVs entering its production line, but the company has now fully back-tracked and will be adopting both genres of motoring in the near future.
Sergio Marchionne firstly admitted that Ferrari will be joining the EV supercar game and now has gone on to confirm that a prancing horse SUV is in development and will be finished by late 2019 or early 2020.
Talking to Auto Express, Marchionne stated: “I’ve seen the car when I was in Europe eight days ago. So we are working on the vehicle but it’s not finished”.
Render courtesy of Kleber Silver.
He then went on to proclaim that Ferrari will stop at nothing to make sure that its SUV is top of the heap in terms of performance, brushing off any competition from its FCA sister firm Alfa Romeo.
The Stelvio Quadrifoglio currently holds the Nurburgring record for SUVs, but we can see Ferrari focussing on top speed rather than a time around the coveted race track.
Its main rival is likely to be the Lamborghini Urus, a car that we're all slightly gutted didn't incorporate Lambo's V10 or V12 engines from the Huracan and Aventador.
The Ferrari could finally give us the V12 SUV that we yearn for through the powertrain from the GTC4 Lusso but it's more likely that the twin turbocharged V8 unit will be used instead.
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