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Published January 29, 2011

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[B]The new FF is a revolutionary four-seater, four-wheel-drive V12 Ferrari that will arrive here later this year. By Samuel Ee[/B]


FOR the first time ever, a Ferrari road car will have all-wheel-drive. The new FF is a revolutionary four- seater, four-wheel-drive V12 Ferrari that will debut at the Geneva motor show in March and arrive here later this year. FF stands for Ferrari Four - four seats and four-wheel-drive - and represents the Italian super sportscar maker's new GT or grand tourer concept. It is not a replacement for the 612.


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Ferrari's exclusive patented four-wheel-drive means a new level of performance on all manner of terrain in all sorts of conditions[/SIZE]

Designed by Pininfarina, the prancing horse's shooting brake styling translates into extraordinary useability. The boot capacity of 450 litres can be expanded to 800 if required. At the same time, Ferrari's exclusive patented 4RM (four-wheel-drive) means a new level of performance on all manner of terrain in all sorts of conditions. Ferrari says it can be used in city driving, on low grip or snow-covered surfaces and on the track.

4RM maintains near perfect front/rear weight distribution of 47:53, while weighing 50 per cent less than a conventional four-wheel- drive system.

It is integrated with the car's electronic dynamic control systems to deliver continuous and intelligent predictive torque distribution to all four wheels.

Power comes from a new 6,262cc V12 direct injection engine which develops 660hp. Through the dual-clutch F1 gearbox, the 1,790kg FF accelerates from zero to 100kmh in 3.7 seconds. For Ferrari, it must be the first time that kind of pace comes with this much space.

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SPECS

Ferrari FF

Engine 6,262cc V12
Transmission 7-speed F1 dual-clutch
Max power 660 hp @ 8,000 rpm
Max torque 683 Nm @ 6,000 rpm
0-100 kmh 3.7 secs
Top speed 335 kmh
Distributor Ital Auto
Tel: 6475-1118