Previously spied with the force-fed V6 from the 296 GTB and 296 GTS, the Purosangue wouldn’t have made too much sense without a naturally-aspirated V12. The competition is rocking eight- and twelve-cylinder engine choices, which prompted the Italian automaker to go all out. Do not, however, write off the aforementioned V6 because Ferrari needs to cut back on emissions due to stringent regulations in Europe and the United States.
Based on a brand-new platform dubbed Front Mid Engine Architecture, this fellow is expected with hidden rear door handles à la the Alfa Romeo 147. A five-door affair considering that we’re dealing with a jacked-up hatchback, the Purosangue is further expected with four seats rather than five based on a schematic representation of the aforementioned platform.
Direct rivals currently number two ultra-luxury and sporty models, namely the V8-engined Lamborghini Urus and W12-powered Bentley Bentayga.
Ferrari highlighted continuous developments of the F140 engine family at Capital Markets Day 2018. The V12 in the Purosangue is likely a development of the F140 introduced by the Ferrari Enzo in 2002.
The latest and greatest specifications are found in the front-engined 812 Competizione and mid-engined Daytona SP3. Completely unassisted by turbochargers or hybrid technology, this lump develops up to 829 horsepower (840 ps) at a stratospheric 9,250 revolutions per minute and 697 Nm (514 pound-feet) of torque at 7,250 revolutions per minute.
It remains to be seen if any kind of hybridization will be used in the V12-engined Purosangue. There’s also the possibility of a second and a third engine option, based on the existing V8 and all-new V6 engine.
Ferrari has published a video teaser of the Purosangue's V12.
The V12 engine has always been part of our DNA. It is a celebration of our heritage, and a symbol of our relentless quest for new heights. Discover more details about this game-changing new model, which will be launched later this year.#FerrariMagazine #Ferrari— Ferrari (@Ferrari) May 4, 2022
A new #Ferrari is coming. Born without compromises, unmistakably Ferrari at heart. Powered by our iconic V12 engine. Stay tuned… pic.twitter.com/ycMcTrVtgE— Ferrari (@Ferrari) May 4, 2022