Why Ferrari Shouldn't Make An SUV

11w ago

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While driving the 2019 Maserati Levante GTS, I couldn't help but think two things. First off, companies like Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, and other companies known for making brilliant supercars shouldn't be also making SUVs. In addition, with the Maserati Levante GTS and Trofeo, there already exists an SUV with the heart of a Ferrari.

In fact, the Levante GTS engine is a 3.8L twin-turbo V8 assembled at the Ferrari factory in Maranello. The 550 horse mill sends power to all four wheels through a ZF 8-speed transmission, good for 0-60 mph in just 4 seconds flat. And it's still a comfortable, quiet cruiser when you want it to act more like an SUV and less likes a sports car. Check out the video for full thoughts on "Super SUVs."

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  • totally agree

    2 months ago
  • You can cry how much you like about the heritage but you should realise it is "business first" and the FUV is likely to be the option that will keep the Ferrari kn the map. Yes, the idea of the FUV is not something I was also ever expecting, but look at the Porsche. When it released the Cayenne everyone was furious about it, but the business focused attitude got them on big money, which resulted in great cars development as well. I remeber the Panamera was named as a devils creation, but look how great the MK2 is. The 918, GT2 RS and all of the other great cars could have possibly happen just because Porsche has generated enough income. Now the Ferrari spent the last few years binge partying its 70 bday, while the competitors went lightyears ahead. Lambo has made it's big step with the Performante, now SVJ, the URUS is likely to be a hit too. McLaren has created a number of cars that can outrun any Ferrari as well. Even Aston have boosted their fleet to such a high level that they're now taking over Ferrari customers (similar performance, similar but more up to date styling). I see two options here: either Ferrari releases an SUV to get some of the URUS, CULLINAN clients and gets some revenue to develop new exciting cars, or they let the Monza SP1 and SP2 go for normal affordable price with high numbers of production. The second option is never going real, the Monzas will be released for ridiculous prices and with tiny limited numbers which will never let us see them on the streets, so I guess they have to go for SUVs or prepare for the end. By the way, the SUV - they are 2-4 years late with this decision. I hope they will get pass this dark time resulted by their own arogance and laziness.

    2 months ago
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