Ferrari Purosangue (2022): like that the future SUV with the prancing horse?

Ferrari Purosangue (2022) like that the future SUV with the prancing horse

While we are still awaiting the official revelation of the Ferrari Purosangue, the future SUV of the Italian manufacturer has been imagined by a designer.

If it has already been surprised during road tests, still camouflaged, the future Ferrari SUV , called Purosangue (for “thoroughbred” ) should soon be unveiled. The prancing horse brand has long denied wanting to give in to the SUV fashion, but it will finally join the pack, in a market where we already find the Aston Martin DBX and other Lamborghini Urus , whose success is at the rendezvous.

Ferrari Purosangu, a mix of Roma and SF90 Stradale?

Georgian designer Giorgi Tedoradze has released two illustrations of the model, with a particularly aggressive styling that is notably inspired by the Roma and the SF90 Stradale .

The front borrows the codes of Ferrari , with sharp headlights as well as an LED light signature that can be found in the lower part of the large angular air intakes.

The stern is a bit more sophisticated, with small LED tail lights connected by a red LED light strip, and highlighted by two exhaust cannulas integrated into the middle of the rear bumper.

With the engine of the GTC4Lusso?

If the mystery still remains on this new model, according to the latest rumors, the Ferrari Purosangue should borrow the 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 of the GTC4Lusso , with a power of around 650 hp … Unless a V12 not on the program?

No presentation date has yet been announced, but the Maranello firm is expected to unveil its first SUV by the end of 2021 .

 

BMW M2 CS (2021): a G-Power preparation gives it 660 horsepower

BMW M2 CS (2021) a G-Power preparation gives it 660 horsepower

The German preparer G-Power unveils four kits to optimize the performance of the BMW M2 CS, with a power of up to 660 horsepower.

As BMW continues to develop the next generation of the sporty little M2 , which has already been surprised during road tests, G-Power presents four power kits for the current BMW M2 CS .

The first ” GP-500 ” kit offers software optimization accompanied by a crankshaft protection flange, offering the six-cylinder 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine a power of 500 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque , a gain of 50 horsepower and 100 Nm compared to the stock engine.

BMW M2 CS (2021): more powerful than a Ferrari 458 Speciale

The ” GP-540 ” kit brings a stainless steel exhaust line as well as a new engine mapping, this time bringing the power to 540 horsepower and 680 Nm of torque , while the ” GP-570 ” kit adds to it. a downpipe to gain 30 horsepower and 40 Nm additional, or 570 horsepower and 720 Nm of torque in total.

The ultimate stage ” GP-660 ” brings new injectors as well as more efficient turbos, allowing to draw no less than 660 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque , which makes the BMW M2 CS more powerful than a Ferrari 458 Speciale, this one already displaying an honorable power of 605 horsepower for 540 Nm of torque.

The price charged by G-Power to achieve such a level of performance is € 18,226 incl.VAT in Germany, and you can also opt for a few additional options like 20 inch forged rims, carbon fiber body kit, engine cover orange carbon fiber or several specific sport steering wheels.

 

McLaren 720S GT3X (2021): a 750 hp tracker!

McLaren 720S GT3X (2021) a 750 hp tracker

McLaren decided to see what their GT3 machine could become without the restrictions placed on it in racing.

The GT3 is probably the most popular category of the moment: sports cars and supercars, transformed into racing cars, compete in it all over the world. There are Porsche 911 , Ferrari 488, Aston Martin Vantage, or even Bentley Continental . So, so that everyone can fight on an equal footing, restrictions are imposed by SRO, the organizer. Limited power, additional weight, everything is good for the action in the race to be as tight as possible.

But McLaren is visibly frustrated with the limits set on its 720S GT3, which is notably restricted to just over 500 hp. This is much less than the road version! So frustrated, that the British brand decided to make an even more extreme version of its racing car: the McLaren 720S GT3X .

200 hp more than in the race!

From the outside, the GT3X looks like two drops of water like the classic 720S GT3. The aero was in fact generally retained , even if a specific cooling had to be developed. And for good reason: the engine gains 200 hp ! This twin-turbo V8 now develops 720 hp, and up to 750 hp at the press of a “Push to pass” button. Enough to transform this racing beast into a missile.

Another major modification: the roll bar has been revised to make room for a passenger . For the pleasure of discovering unique sensations ! Undercarriages and brakes are retained, but more than enough to humiliate almost anything that rolls on your next track visit.

McLaren does not specify how many copies will be produced, or at what price the 720S GT3X will be sold. But knowing that a classic 720S GT3 already costs around € 500,000 , this GT3X will clearly not be a low-cost …

 

Ferrari Purosangue: what we already know about the Italian SUV

Ferrari Purosangue what we already know about the Italian SUV

It is now a certainty, Ferrari will go through the SUV box. Expected for 2021, the very discreet “Purosangue” model was filmed in its camouflage near the Fiorano circuit.

SUVs have been on the rise for several years now. But some manufacturers, especially luxury brands , have taken much longer than general manufacturers to get up to date. Until a few years ago, no one imagined seeing Aston Martin SUVs (like the recent DBX for example), or Lamborghini SUVs (the Urus in 2018).

A Levante-style Ferrari SUV

The Italian SUV, seen at the start of the year under a thick camouflage made up of several bodywork elements taken from its cousin the Maserati Levante, is still a confidential project. The prancing horse brand, which has been fueling rumors for several years, only confirmed in 2018 the official name of the model: Purosangue . By way of comparison, the Levante released in phase 2 in 2020, offers several engine levels, in V6 or V8, with a power varying between 345 and 590 horsepower and 4-wheel drive.

For now, the model is most likely expected by the end of 2021 , and no further announcements have been made on the subject. Only a few videos circulate on the net with camouflaged versions.

Several engines: V12 and V8

In terms of engines, rumors are linked. Some evoke a rechargeable hydride engine, as it was done on the SF90 Stradale for example, which combines a V8 engine of 780 hp and an electric motor of 220 hp, for an incredible result at 1000 hp all round. Here, it is surely not envisaged to reach such levels of power: the rumors evoke the use of the V8 twin-turbocharged 3.9 l of the GTC4 Lusso to animate it, which develops all the same 650 hp.

One thing is certain, to overcome certain penalties , the Purosangue will probably opt for a hybrid engine. Not sure, however, that he will ignore the penalty in terms of the weight of the vehicle …

Fiat Panda 4×4 takes on Ferrari SF90 Stradale (2021)

Fiat Panda 4x4 takes on Ferrari SF90 Stradale (2021)

After a Porsche Taycan, the Fiat Panda 4×4 faces a Ferrari SF90 Stradale on the snow. To your bets.

The original Fiat Panda 4×4 has more than one trick up its sleeve and, perhaps inspired by the recent video showing the 1980s off-road city car taking on a Porsche Taycan in the snow without having to be ashamed of its performance, the Instagram user named maxige78 posted a similar video.

We see the Panda 4×4 facing, again in drag racing on the snow, a Ferrari SF90 Stradale . And again, David is defending himself pretty well against Goliath.

50hp against 1.000hp

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is the first plug-in hybrid from the manufacturer of Maranello. Its mid-rear twin-turbo V8 is associated with three electric motors to provide 1,000hp, 900Nm of torque and all-wheel drive combined with electronic torque management. The coupe weighs 1.570kg empty.

The Panda, with its 50hp for around 800kg, does not quite play in the same court. Yet its lightness and the narrowness of its tires once again allow it to set off at least as well as the supercar it faces, which catches it after a few meters. We can imagine the head of the owner of the Ferrari , who has spent more than 400,000 € to acquire it, if that had not been the case!