Ferrari has pulled the sheet off the all-new FF, an all-wheel-drive beast with 660 horsepower and room for four.
The FF — for Ferrari Four — unveiled today at the Geneva auto show isn’t just a replacement for the aging 612 Scaglietti flagship. It is Maranello’s attempt to build a “versatile” supercar to compete with the likes of the Aston Martin Rapide, Bentley Continental GT and Porsche Panamera.
“With the FF, we open a new book in Ferrari’s history,” Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo said today in Geneva. “This is something we have never done before.”
Ferrari calls the FF “a completely new take on the sporting Grand Tourer theme.” Most of the tech specs came out in January with the first photos the car, but they’re worth running down again.
The 6.3-liter V12 is good for 660 horsepower and 503 pound-feet of torque, with most of that grunt available at 1,000 RPM. The FF will do zero to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds and top out at 208 mph. The seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox is mounted at the rear axle, contributing to the car’s 47-53 weight distribution.
Power hits the ground through all four wheels using Ferrari’s patented 4RM system. Ferrari says the car provides superlative grip in even the worst conditions — they’ve actually tested the car in snow — because torque is distributed to each wheel as needed to ensure optimal traction.
“Four-wheel drive is a revolution for Ferrari,” Fabio Barone, 38, chairman of the Passione Rossa owners’ club, told Bloomberg. “You can finally drive a real Ferrari, with its extreme performance, to take your family skiing.”
All that and room for 15.9 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up. Despite the added tech and cargo capacity the FF weighs 3,946 pounds dry.
We love the styling by Pininfarina; it reminds us of the 250 GT SWB Breadvan we love so much. Not everyone agrees with us, but love it or hate it the first year’s run of 800 cars reportedly is sold out — at $359,000 apiece.
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