GALLERY: Ferrari FF Revealed! [+Video]
Ferrari FF stands for Ferrari Four, well… Ferrari Ferrari Four.
Probably the Italians worked hard to develop the Ferrari FF, and when they had to choose a name for it they had an inspiration breakdown. Ok, no more mean words, for the moment. We are talking about a four seats and four wheel drive coupe. An exotic combination that is a premiere for the Italian automaker. A veritable GT – Gran Turismo coming from Maranello.
For Ferrari, the new model is not both an evolution and revolution. The body of FF is a reminiscent of the shooting break elegance. The front of the Ferrari FF gets its inspiration from 458 Italia, while the rear is an evolution of 599 GTB. But when it comes to taking a look from the side, the Italian supercar reminds us of BMW Z3 M Coupe.
Under the hood, it’s a 6.3-liter V12 engine developing 660 HP at 8,000 rpm and a torque of 683 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The double-clutch gearbox was fitted on the rear axle for an optimum weight distribution. Ferrari FF boasts about a 2,7 kg/HP ratio, the best ratio in its segment. As about the performances of the new supercar, the Italians have announced a 0 to 100 kph sprint in 3,7 seconds and a top speed of 335 kph.
The absolute novelty is the four wheel drive. The Ferrari Four’s system is called 4RM, was entirely developed by Ferrari and offers the advantage of low weight, about 50% lighter than a conventional four wheel-drive system. The 4RM system sends 53% of the power to the rear axle. The Barembo carbon-ceramic brake system is among the premieres.
As for the the room inside the new Ferrari FF, the Italian GT has a trunk of 400 L, extendable to 800 L. The model will debut at Geneva Motor Show 2011.