Leave it up to the blokes at AutoExpress
to bring details about the rumored, and oft denied, Cayenne competitor from Ferrari. The Brit pub supposedly has the inside scoop on what could be the biggest brand dilution in the history of automobiledom, and it currently goes by the codename F151.
The five-passenger 'ute was rendered by AE
's in-house photochoppers, taking plenty of cues from the 612 Scaglietti, from which the Ferrari SUV might be based. Power is likely to be supplied by one of Maranello's V8s or V12s, but the real problem isn't motivation, it's how that grunt will find its way to the ground. The two options available include either modifying the Scag's platform with a high-tech traction control setup and beefing up the running gear to allow it to make the regular rare trips off road or to source an all-wheel-drive system from Mercedes to limit the cost to Ferrari.
Whether this is strictly misinformed prognostication or based in reality remains to be seen, but according to AutoExpress
, the F151 will be revealed to the world in 2010, with sales beginning the following year. Prices should easily crest the £100,000 mark.
[Source: AutoExpress & AutoBlog.com]