Ferrari’s First Four-Wheel Drive Model
A completely new car by Ferrari, shooting break design, four wheel drive, and it can seat 4 people. The FF, an acronym for Ferrari Four, has a new direct-injection 6.3L V12 engine that produces 651 hp and 504 lbs of torque. The advance four-wheel drive system, called the 4RM is about 50% to the most advance system next to this one and has a control called 4RM control, with full integration of all controls, including the F1-Trac, E-Diff and PTU. The FF is to replace the 612 Scaglietti.
The top speed is 208 mph, also makes it one of the fastest Ferrari’s ever built, the FF can sprint 0-60 in 3.6 seconds, it’s gearbox is a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Though the FF doesn’t follow the tradition of being a 2 seater, Ferrari aims to go into different markets with this car, for more sales of their cars.
Other features of this car include, magnetorheological damping system (SCM3) and Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes. The fuel efficiency is a MPG 15 combined and CO2 emissions are lower, to 360 gr/km, thanks to the o the HELE (High Emotions- Low Emissions) System which incorporates Stop&Start technology, which means that the car will shut off when it is not moving, for instance at a stop sign or stop light. The FF also comes with ABS/EBD and ESC.
It’s shooting brake design, meaning a 2 door estate, done by Pininfarina, was made to have more space for rear passengers and cargo space, to make it a much more practical car, while some people may speculate that the FF won’t be for everyone, based on height, but Ferrari claims that the FF can even comforting seating tall passengers.
The FF was first unviled at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show The price of the FF is said to be around $700,000 USD and to go on sale beginning of next year.