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888 HP Ferrari FF Maximus Announced By DMC

Ferrari FF Maximus by DMC


If you thought that the standard Ferrari FF was powerful, wait until DMC launches this Maximus tuning project, which raises the output of the V12 6.0-liter engine by an almost incredible 225 hp (222 PS / 160 kW) and 132 lb.-ft (179 Nm). Thanks to this significant upgrade, the FF will be able to reach 62 mph from start in only 3.2 seconds, while 0-200 km/h will be done in 9.1 seconds. Expect to see a top speed of more than 211 mph (340 km/h).

Ferrari FF Maximus by DMC


By using a 3D scanner, the guys over at DMC will come up with a new aerodynamic kit that will fit perfectly to the Ferrari FF. The tuning specialists said that there are going to be new side scoops, new bumpers, a trunk spoiler, a rear diffuser and a rear wing. In addition, the front nose of the supercar will be a little bit longer and sharper while the weight saving measures will shave off 154 lbs (70 kg) as they will replace some of the parts with lightweight carbon ones.

They will raise that output figure to 876 hp (888 PS / 653 kW) and 636 lb-ft (862 Nm) by installing a brand new intake manifold, a stainless steel sport exhaust system that has 90 mm tailpipes, bigger fuel injectors, a larger intercooler as well as high-flow air filters.

The Ferrari FF Maximus by DMC will roll on lightweight wheels, measuring 21 inches in the front and 22 inches out in the back, wrapped around Pirelli PZero rubber. Other goodies added to the FF will be the front-axle lift system and the lowering springs.

Source: DMC via WCF

Ferrari Explains FF’s 4RM Drivetrain

Ferrari FF Drive Train

The latest model launched by Ferrari is the highly-acclaimed FF model, which has been already sold out for its first production year. This unique Ferrari model is a four-passenger shooting-brake that has a massive 6.3-liter V12 engine under the bonnet, a power plant that can output a whopping 651 hp. This entire horsepower is sent to the wheels via the automaker’s all-new 4RM part-time all-wheel-drive system.

Ferrari has assembled a video explaining how the system actually works. Basically, the system metes out torque to each of the four wheels individually. Although it sounds simple, it is a very demanding job since the V12 plant produces 504 pound-feet of the juice.

[youtube width="470" height="400"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFy1r4Htd6E&[/youtube]

Source: Ferrari via Autoblog

Sold Out: Ferrari FF & Lamborghini Aventador

Ferrari FF

The Ferrari FF and the Lamborghini Aventador just got their official debut at this year’s edition of the Geneva Motor Show. Business Week reported that the production version of the Ferrari FF concept has been sold out for its first model year. With a basic price of $363,300, the Italian automaker didn’t have any problems selling the 800 units that will be manufactured during the first production run.

As a reminder, the FF comes with a V12 6.3-liter engine that cranks out 651 hp (660 PS / 485 kW) and 504 lb.-ft (683 Nm). The power unit is mated to a double-clutch transmission, enabling 3946 lb (1790 kg) car to do the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.7 seconds, onto a top speed of 208 mph (335 km/h).

Lamborghini Aventador

In addition, Lamborghini’s new Aventador model has also been sold out for its first model year. They didn’t say how many units will be produced, but we do know that the starting price for the supercar is $379,700.

Murcielago’s replacement has a V12 6.5-liter power plant that develops 690 hp (700 PS / 515 kW) and 509 lb.-ft (690 Nm) of torque. Mated to a 7-speed transmission, the Aventador needs only 2.9 seconds to reach 60 mph, before hitting a top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h).

Source: Business Week via WCF

Geneva 2011 – Ferrari FF

Ferrari FF

Here on rpmGO we’ve talked plenty of times about the new Ferrari FF and yesterday the car made its official debut at the 81st edition of the Geneva Motor Show so we figured that some live photos from the event won’t hurt anyone, right?

Ferrari FF

To remind you, the FF is the successor of Ferrari’s 612 Scaglietti model and packs a mid/front-mounted 6.3-liter V12 engine that outputs 660 hp @ 8,000 rpm and 504 lb.-ft (683 Nm) @ 6,000 rpm.

Ferrari FF

The engine is linked to a seven-speed F1 DCT gearbox and power is sent through all the four wheels via the automaker’s 4RM all-wheel drive system. Thanks to these numbers, the Ferrari FF can sprint to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, onto a top speed of 208 mph (335 km/h).

Ferrari FF

Inside the cabin you will find four seats, a 1,280-watt 16-channel Dolby Surround System, TVs in the headrests and plenty of other goodies.

PS: Never thought I’d say this, but it looks better in white.

Ferrari FF – breaking with the past

Ferrari FF

Yesterday was one of the most important days in Ferrari’s history – the world premiere of the new Ferrari FF. If you’ve watched it yesterday, you probably saw that the new model is very important for the automaker, all of the people present from Ferrari were really excited, maybe except for Massa who was a little bit shy.

They’ve said that the Ferrari FF is one of the most innovative cars launched in the last years and it will open up a new car segment. Featuring a powerful V12 engine that produces 660 hp, it will offer a lot of performance and unprecedented versatility while keeping the CO2 emissions to only 360 g/km.

The FF benefits from a new four-wheel-drive system that will allow drivers to take the car on harder terrains, which is something new for a Ferrari model. I am really curios to see how the car handles on rough terrain. It will be able to do the 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds while at the same time offering enough space for four passengers. They also said that the FF offers an 800-liter boot and will be available in 6 exclusive colors. Another interesting figure is the break distance: 35 m from 100 to 0 km/h, coming to a full stop in just 2.3 seconds.

They said that the FF intends to be a different Ferrari for every owner. The Italian car maker even called it their most satisfactory product. Of course, the FF is still 100% Ferrari, but the presentation emphasized the usability of the car in rough weather and hard ground conditions.

If you’ve missed the premiere yesterday, you can watch it here: http://premiere.ferrarifour.com/public

Up For Auction – Ferrari FF And Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster

Ferrari FF

If you haven’t heard of the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance that is organized on an annual basis in Florida, you should know that they have become a high-profile, national automotive event and for its 5th edition, it should be the best one. Why? Because up for auction there are going to be two cool cars: the Ferrari FF and the Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster.

What is even more special is that these will be the first units that rolled out the assembly line so they should go for a pretty good sum. This isn’t the first time when they auction off first examples of some great cars as in the last two years, they managed to sell the very first 2010 Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI Quattro, 2010 Ferrari California, 2011 Audi R8 V10 Spyder Cabriolet Convertible, 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia, 2011 Hyundai Equus and a 2011 Mercedes SLS AMG.

Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster

The tradition will continue this year with the first Ferrari FF and the first Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster. In addition, there are going to by other cool cars auctioned off, like the first Audi R8 GT and a Mercedes CLS63 AMG “C” Limited Edition (only 30 units planned to be produced). Last but not least, up for grabs is going to be a tour of Jay Leno’s extensive garage that has some of the rarest and most expensive cars ever made.

The event will be held this month on the 26th.

Source: DupontRegistry via GTSpirit via MotorAuthority

Ferrari FF Unleashed

Ferrari FF

After months of anticipation and various spy shots, Ferrari finally released the first official photos of their new FF (Ferrari Four) model, the successor of the 612 Scaglietti model. Ferraris are known for being fast, beautiful and expensive. This one adds another word to the list: practicality. The company’s flagship grand tourer offers four seats, just like its predecessor. However, it offers more space thanks to its shooting brake/hatchback body style. Folding down the rear seats, it offers as much cargo space as you can find in a small wagon, but remember – this still is a proper Ferrari.

This is the first shooting brake Ferrari since the 250 Breadvan and comes with the part-time all-wheel drive system developed by the Maranello-based company. Dubbed 4RM, we don’t know any details about it but what we can tell you is that this system is 50% less heavy in comparison with a conventional system, helping the FF to have a weight ratio of 47:53, pretty close to perfection.

Ferrari FF

The Ferrari FF has a curb weight of less than 4,000 pounds, making it 110 pounds easier than the 612 Scaglietti. To improve fuel efficiency and keep emission levels down to a minimum, the FF benefits from the HELE stop-start system. But let’s face it, who among us cares about the fuel consumption or the cargo capacity when we talk about a Ferrari? All we care about is the performance.

Speaking of, the Ferrari FF needs only 3.7 seconds to do the 0-60 mph sprint, a third quicker than the predecessor. It has a top speed of 208 mph (335 km/h) which is 9 mph more than the 612. All of these figures are possible thanks to the all-new 6.3-liter V12 direct-injection engine that churns 651 hp and 504 lb-ft of torque. The power unit is linked to a transaxle dual-clutch F1 gearbox. According to the official press release, the Ferrari FF has a fuel consumption of 15, 4 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 360 g/km with the HELE system.

Ferrari FF

The official debut of the Ferrari FF will occur at the upcoming 2011 Geneva Motor Show which will be organized this March.