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2012 Ferrari FF – First-ever Production Four-wheel-drive Ferrari

2012 Ferrari FF
2012 Ferrari FF

Ferrari has finally revealed the official details on their new FF, an acronym for Ferrari Four (four seats and four-wheel drive), Ferrari’s most powerful, versatile four-seater ever. The first Ferrari of modern times to accommodate four full-sized adults and their luggage, it will be unveiled at next month’s Geneva Auto Show, and go on sale soon afterwards.

The Ferrari FF was designed by Pininfarina, and according to Ferrari the new car represents not so much an evolution as a true revolution. The new model will deliver 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.

The long-anticipated successor to the 612 Scaglietti takes the stage as Ferrari’s flagship grand tourer. It carries four seats like its predecessor, but elongates the roofline for a shooting brake/hatchback body-style that offers plenty of cabin space and, with those rear seats folded down, as much cargo capacity as a small wagon.

2012 Ferrari FF
2012 Ferrari FF

The shape and drivetrain layout may be unusual, but the engine is pure Ferrari, a 6.3-liter, naturally aspirated 65-degree V-12 that produces 651 hp at a 8,000 rpm and 504 lb-ft of torque at 6,000. The power is channeled through a dual-clutch transmission and performance. Ferrari claims that zero to 60 mph will take just 3.7 seconds and top speed will be a lofty 208 mph. Magnetorheological shocks will help the FF handle, and Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes will halt it.

It may be the first shooting brake to roll out of Maranello since the legendary 250 Breadvan, but that’s not even the extent of the firsts pioneered in the new Ferrari Four. It also carries the company’s long-in-the-making part-time all-wheel drive system: the innovation is called 4RM, and while technical details haven’t been revealed, it is said to be only half as heavy as a conventional system, helping the front-engined shooting brake keep a 47:53 rearward weight bias.

Also, Ferrari will offer a vast array of personalization options and accessories, including six model-specific exterior colors and sumptuous interior trim incorporating specially selected and treated aniline leather.

2012 Ferrari FF
2012 Ferrari FF

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