Introducing the New 4WD Ferrari FF
As widely predicted Ferrari revealed its first four wheel-drive model this morning, a revolutionary four-seater, four-wheel drive V12 Ferrari to replace the 612 Scaglietti.
They have named it the FF — an acronym for Ferrari Four (four seats and four-wheel drive) — although we have to assume that Maranello had one eye on the 1970s Jenson Interceptor, which first brought the FF tag to the market (FF stands for Ferguson Formula, after Ferguson Research Ltd., who invented the car##Q##s four-wheel drive system) and coincidentally was also the first four-wheel drive car to reach production
A revolutionary four-seater, four-wheel drive V12 Ferrari: exceptional performance and versatility
Maranello, 21st January 2011 — The official Prancing Horse web site, Ferrari.com, has revealed the first photographs of the new FF, the company##Q##s most powerful, versatile four-seater ever, as well as its first ever four-wheel drive car.
The FF – an acronym for Ferrari Four (four seats and four-wheel drive) – ushers in an entirely new GT sports car concept. A decisive break with the past, the new car represents not so much an evolution as a true revolution.
This new V12 melds to an unprecedented level an extremely sporty, high-performance character with incredible versatility, superb comfort and sophisticated elegance, guaranteeing both driver and passengers an absolutely unique driving experience.
Designed by Pininfarina, the shape and proportions perfectly interpret the FF##Q##s harmonious blend of sporting DNA and extraordinary usability.
The FF features the company##Q##s first ever four-wheel drive system. Ferrari##Q##s exclusive, patented 4RM (four-wheel drive) weighs 50 per cent less than a conventional four-wheel drive system, maintaining perfect weight distribution (53 per cent over the rear axle).
Completely integrated with the car##Q##s electronic dynamic control systems, the four-wheel drive technology delivers record levels of performance on all terrains and in all conditions via continuous and intelligent predictive torque distribution to all four wheels. The FF is also equipped with the latest magnetorheological damping system (SCM3), as well as the most recent development in carbon-ceramic brakes from Brembo.
It has a 6.2L V12 that makes 660HP ! It has 4 seats and a 4RD system that##Q##s the same as a 4WD but lighter.
This is the final design for the car. The few sounds you can listen to are accelerations, launch control, burnout and wheelspin, upshifts (it has a double clutch gear box now) and downshifts !