Ferrari's first SUV, developed under the code-name 175, is one of 15 Ferrari models scheduled to debut before 2023 that will be based on two distinct platforms, according to Autocar.
In an interview with Ferrari's chief technical officer, Michael Leiters, Autocar learned that one platform will be for midengine supercars such as the F8 Tributo, while the other will be for front- and midengine GT-style cars, which will include the new SUV, also known as Purosangue, Italian for thoroughbred.
The SUV's design has been approved internally, Autocar notes. Both platforms will be able to support V-6, V-8 and V-12 engines, with or without hybrid boost, and a variety of body styles and transmission positions.
The SUV is expected to be a four-seater with high ground clearance. It will feature a height-adjustable suspension, focusing on on-road dynamics but permitting "some off-road ability," as Autocar puts it.