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2012 Ferrari FF

After a long array of teasing, Ferrari has finally revealed the official details on their new successor for the 612 Scaglietti . Called the FF - an acronym for Ferrari Four (four seats and four-wheel drive), the new model is the company’s most powerful, versatile four-seater ever, as well as its first ever four-wheel drive car.

The concept car was designed by Pininfarina, and according to Ferrari "the new car represents not so much an evolution as a true revolution." The new model will deliver "unprecedented level an extremely sporty, high-performance character with incredible versatility, superb comfort and sophisticated elegance, guaranteeing both driver and passengers an absolutely unique driving experience."

The new Ferrari FF GT sports car concept made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and a production version will follow by 2012.

UPDATE 03/14/2011: If the new Ferrari FF happens to be in your future acquisitions list, then you should try the configurator Ferrari has just placed online for it. However, we should warn you, no matter what color you choose, the car won’t look any better.

UPDATE 05/07/2012: Ferrari is celebrating 60 years of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II’s reign with a very cool video featuring the new FF. Ferrari will be at the very heart of the Diamond Jubilee Pageant with a series of classic and contemporary models.

UPDATE 10/16/12: The first production Ferrari FF has been sent to its owner in the Netherlands. YouTube user SpotterGijs managed to get a glimpse of the first production FF meeting its new owner. Hop on over after the jump to check out the video!

Hit the jump to read more about the 2012 Ferrari FF.

The FF plays around in the snow

Exterior and Interior

Ferrari FF

Designed by Pininfarina, the new Ferrari FF features a shooting brake-like body style, with a front design clearly inspired by the 458 Italia and a large rear hatch. According to Ferrari the new model can comfortably accommodate four people and their luggage, thanks to the best cabin space and boot capacity (450 liters, but up to 800 when rear seats are down).

Now since this is a Ferrari, many people aren’t too optimistic about the rear room available, but Ferrari has stated that the FF will offer ample room for up to four people. They even went as far as to specify that the measurements for the front and rear are 1.95 and 1.85 meters, so accommodating tall passengers won’t be a problem. There will also be a new infotainment system with dual 5-inch screen on the instrument panel, center dash touch screen and an optional third screen positioned in front of the passenger, displaying speed, rpm and gear.

Ferrari will offer a vast array of personalization options and accessories, including six model-specific exterior colors - Scuderia Rosso Corsa, Avorio, Bianco, Blue Dubai Dubai , Blue California, Nero, Hanus Gold, Marrone, Blue Tour de France, Rosso Rubino, Grigio Silverstone, Rosso Mugello, Verde Zeltweg, Giallo Modena - and sumptuous interior trim incorporating specially selected and treated aniline leather.

Engine

Ferrari FF

Under the hood, there is a 6,262 cc direct injection V12 engine that delivers an impressive 660 HP at 8,000 rpm and a peak torque of 503 lbs-ft 6,000 rpm. With this impressive power, the FF will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and will hit a top speed of 208 mph.

Combined with a transaxle dual-clutch F1 gearbox, the engine has a fuel economy of 15,4 l/100 km, the equivalent of a CO2 emission of 360 g/km. The weight-to-power ratio is impressive for this section of market: 2.7 kg/CV. With this impressive output under the hood the FF will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and will be capable of a top speed of 208 mph.

A first ever for a Ferrari model is the new four-wheel drive system (4RM). It weighs 50% less than a conventional four-wheel drive system, maintaining perfect weight distribution (53% over the rear axle). Completely integrated with the car’s electronic dynamic control systems, the four-wheel drive technology delivers record levels of performance on all terrains and in all conditions via continuous and intelligent predictive torque distribution to all four wheels. The FF is also equipped with the latest magnetorheological damping system (SCM3), as well as the most recent development in carbon-ceramic brakes from Brembo.

When Can I Buy One?

Ferrari FF

Now that the prototype FF has made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari will start preparing the production version. However, we don’t expect it to go on sale before the end of 2012. Rumors say the price will be in the $700K area.

Competition

Ferrari FF

The current market doesn’t offer much in the shooting-brake coupe department, but there are lots of four-door GTs out there: the Porsche Panamera , the Maserati Quattroporte , and the Mercedes-Benz CLS are just a few. Of course, this is a totally different car market, with completely different buyers. Not to mention all of them are less powerful and much cheaper than the FF. The only upperhand the FF has is that it is a Ferrari. That carries major pull in the auto market.

Ferrari FF
LOVE IT
  • Four-wheel-drive system
  • V12 engine
  • Front looks much better than on the current 612
LEAVE IT
  • Shooting brake body
  • That large rear hatch simply doesn’t fit
  • Looks like a Ferrari mated with a station wagon

Check out Fifth Gear’s Tiff Needell as he reviews the Ferrari FF

First production Ferrari FF gets delivered to its Dutch owner


89 comments:

Well, I like the front of the car compare to their older versions. The engine used is unique because I’m used to a V10 engine. About its competition, I think it will be tight with Ferrari and Mclaren.

McLaren 12C and Ferrari FF has already been sold out..I wonder if could still see an aftermarket version for these vehicle. BTW, the speed performance of the car is quite impressive.

With the incredible performance and styling no wonder why this car becomes sold out in an instant! I would love to see race between the FF and 12C to see on who is more powerful!

hmm. This car has been sold out for the next three years! And it just prove on how successful is this car. BTW, I wonder if they are going to offer a aftermarket version of this car?

What else to say expect that this car has an impressive power output and look as well! BTW, thank you for the configurator for it gives me the opportunity to make my own design for my Ferrari car.

It’s kind of funny that the CEO of Ferrari said that they are not releasing a four-seater car to preserve their heritage. Well, its seems that they are not wrong in deciding to grant the wishes of their dealers.

Among the production of Ferrari, this car really leaves a big bang! Upon its conceptualizing, I bet everyone has been so interested on this car and for now its been sold out for the past three years along with the 458 Italia!

The only Ferrari I didn’t fall in love with was the ENZO. I still think it’s an ugly car. But I love this FF! I CAN’T wait to see a 3 way shoot out between the FF,Bently Super Sport and the Porsche Panamera turbo-S 4. That’s going to be a hell of a competition of all-wheel drive super coupes. I saw a t.v. show shoot out between the Bently SS and the top of the line Aston Martin that was 1200 pounds lighter than the Bently. The Bently eat the Aston Martin alive in EVERY test. TOP SPEED please put these 3 cars in a head to head soon.

Of course Ferrari would say positive criticism on their car. And how about in reality? Frankly, I don’t think that this car has an impressive power because if its true then their will be a continuous production of this car. But sad to say that it wasn’t I haven’t here any updates for this car.

I don’t know the exact words to utter here, but its ’fantastic,’ This car will make Ferrari on top again in producing evolution cars. I am hoping to ride on this one and drive along the highway.

According to what I have discovered online, they are limiting their production but I haven’t heard that they already killed this production and I think there’s no reason to do so.

But I have heard that this production is already sold out so why they coming up with new images? Are they planning to make aftermarket version of this car? Well, I think that’s good idea.

Yeah, that one would be a good promotional video. It would really show off the capabilities of the FF and will interest a lot of people.

The FF in snow, well, that one is certainly a great way to promote the car’s capabilities. But it would probably have been better if they have a video of it running in the snow.

Yes, and its a good thing that it uses a more modern engine like a v12! And no matter what you guys, I will tell this car is simply perfect for me. BTW, its far better than c612.

Well, I do admit that this car has an awesome look plus a glamorous styling, it really look so sporty and the the power speed is amazing. I hope I could drive on of this!

I wonder how they are going to do the new model that they said will be desirved from this. I really hope that they would incorporate the four wheel drive system.

Wow! Its back, I thought after a successful production they are going to find a successor for this model. However, I think the blue theme for the paint job of this car is not impressive for the original color looks better.

Well, sorry guys but this car has been already sold out together with the Aventador! Such a lovely car and the performance is great as well!I hope that they will another production for this one and aftermarket is not bad thoughsmiley

Its kinda much better front looks than the other current 612.The four wheel drive system set extremely made for its firm quality.

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