January 21, 2011
Ferrari FF: Four seat, Four Wheel Drive. Four million internet posts that will argue over its looks.
More after the jump
The newest Pininfarina designed top of the line Ferrari will remind people of the 250 GTO Breadvan or maybe the original BMW Mcoupe but that's missing the point. Ferrari made the decision not to build a sedan but customers have been buying an awful lot of Bentley Continentals in the last few years not to mention Panameras lately and, apparently, Ferrari owners want to go skiing too, so...
The Formula Four: four seats, room for luggage. 6.3L direct injected V12 good for 660hp and 503 ft-lb. A 4wd sysyem that is "on demand" that is, it only comes into play when the front wheels slip but that ferrari claims is 50% lighter than any other systems. FErrari claims a 0-62 time of 8 seconds in the snow!. A seven speed DCT is in the usual transaxle layout, impressive given the car has room in the back for normal sized humans.
The published "dry weight in just under 4000 lbs, making it somewhat heavier than the outgoing 612 Scaglietti, however, as with the 458, advances in suspension design make this car agile beyond its mass (or indeed probably beyond the ability of its target customer): 0-62 in 3.7 sec, 208 mph top speed.
Ferrari was pretty cagey over the pictures, just three images and the clip, we'll see if we can find you better material in the coming week. Price is lower than the Scaglietti but with a longer list of options.
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