Clickbait! The Ferrari Purosangue pickup truck isn’t an actual Ferrari model. Nor will it ever be. It’s a rendering by Hungary’s Xtomi design. If you’ve been paying attention (Why Doesn’t Ferrari Sue Over Fake Ferraris?) you won’t be surprised to learn that the image is no longer on Xtomi’s website. But OMG . . .
what an brilliant concept! The Purosangue pickup could do what the actual Ferrari model will never do (at least intentionally): go off-road. Assuming, of course, the brave, immediately blacklisted owner raised the SUV’s chassis and fitted proper off-road tires. Like this . . .
BAT sold the Cayenne above – complete with Black Rhino 20″ wheels w/ 33″ tires, a Wilco Offroad Swing-Out Carrier for the rear spare and 2.5″ Eurowise Suspension Lift Kit – for just $30k. “The selling dealer notes scratches in the finish.” Awesome!
I’ve seen even more extreme Cayenne mods: football stadium light bars, gigantic roof racks and yes, a snorkel. As the guy who was fired from The Robb Report for sinking the Cayenne in unauthorized mud – up to its wheel caps – modded off-road Porkers are near and dear to my heart.
Unlike the Cayenne, Ferrari’s “unique” SUV (Ferrari Purosangue – Unlike Any Other Fast AF Luxury SUV?) isn’t a 4X4. It’s a rear-wheel-drive four-door powered by a V12 pumping-out 715hp and 528 pound-feet of torque.
No worries mate! A enormously powerful pickup truck with a relatively tiny bed has its own pleasures. Just ask the people who own an El Camino SS.
The El Camino is what wikipedia calls a coupé utility, a concept born in Australia as “a vehicle to go to church in on a Sunday and which can carry our pigs to market on Mondays.” Commonly known in The Land Down Under as a “ute.”
In its its most powerful 1970 LS6 iteration, the El Camino was motivated by a 7.4-liter big block V8 good for 450hp and 500 pound-feet of torque. Unlike other monsters from the muscle car era, the El Camino’s back end weighs practically nothing. And that means this:
The Chevrolet El Camino is such a perfect diftmobile, the Forza 4 video game provides players with simulated thrills.
Now imagine doing the same thing in a $400k luxury car with a naturally aspirated 715hp Ferrari V12. Talk about steering with your right foot! Which you can already do in the Ferrari Purosangue (click here for the official video’s tail wag).
A Ferrari Purosangue pickup truck? To quote Johnny Bravo, whoa mama! Although I’m sure Ferrari would use another of Mr. Bravo’s catch phrases: yeah whatever.