So we must assume the clever chaps designing flaws out of embryos have been practicing on Ferrari's DNA first, because it seems Sergio has had a change of heart.
Of course, there is no way to confirm the rumour now but what do you think of Ferrari jumping on the SUV train as well?
The final five-year plan under Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne, who's set to retire in 2021, will target boosting annual deliveries beyond a self-imposed limit of 10,000 cars, which allows the company to operate with less-stringent fuel-economy rules, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. The new strategy is likely to include doubling that figure in five years, the people said. He insisted that if the carmaker ever made a utility vehicle, it would be "Ferrari-style" for a "selected few" and not compete with the likes of Porsche.
The 812 Superfast, Ferrari's most powerful model to date that has yet to arrive on the market, already has a waiting list beyond 2018, the company said.
The project, described as a four-seat family auto offering more cabin room than the GTC4Lusso - categorically, Ferrari's largest model - is apparently being evaluated. The new vehicle is expected to be sold from 2021. "That space is too big and too inviting and we have a lot of our customers who will be more than willing to drive a Ferrari-branded vehicle that has that king of utilitarian objective".
For years, Ferrari seemed like the one holdout in a world filled with luxury and sports vehicle brands stumbling over their heritage to bring jacked-up all-roaders to market-no doubt inspired by the success seen by Porsche with the Cayenne.
The business plan poses a risk, as raising annual deliveries to more than 10,000 cars a year would push Ferrari beyond its "small vehicle manufacturer" status, which protects it from some United States and European fuel-use and emissions rules.