Ferrari FF Unleashed – rpmGo.com

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.

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