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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


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89 comments:

This car is pretty impressive! I don’t like the interior job cause it’s a bit plain for a Ferrari. I like the brilliant design and the color green on it.

This is the sportiest car Ferrari has ever made. I love the aggressive appearance of this 2012 Ferrari FF. It’s amazing that it can accelerate even in the snow.

I guess this car is the Ferrari’s most powerful and versatile four-wheeled vehicle. It looks elegant and luxurious, which gives great performance and comfort to both the driver and the passengers.

WOW! The first ever four-wheel drive with flexible four seats. The car delivers sporty exterior,with superb comfort and sophisticated interior.

It looks more interesting on the exterior detailing especially when FF plays around the snow. The engine specs is more better than others and performs at the topspeed of 208 mph.

The car has impressive V12 engine. It’s amazing that the first Ferrari model with a new four-wheel drive system is here.

What does the FF stand for? I guess, there’s nothing so special about this car. Besides from Four-wheel-drive system and v12 engine nothing else has been upgraded. And lastly, it looks like a Ferrari mated!

The platform of FF is definitely not unique from the fact that I already see that on the other vehicle. However, I’m glad that they use a powerful engine on it, which recovered the disappointment that I felt on this.

I thought it was a sports car? Well, I’m really amazed on it, especially on its luxury interior which a true race vehicle doesn’t have, but I noticed that its engine is for a real sport car only.

It looks great on its dark but sleek body paint! I also love the angst on its front headlamps, but I noticed that it looks like the headlight of Nissan vehicles. Anyway, I’m already quite satisfied with its engine.

I just noticed that the headlight of this Ferrari FF seems so alive, and I found that cool! smiley Anyway, I love the fact that they perfectly matched the angst of this one into a comfortable interior.

This is truly a great package from Ferrari! smiley FF is really a good-looking vehicle that everyone would love to have and its interior is absolutely so satisfying, either its engine output.

The interior of this FF is too impressive for a sports car! smiley Anyway, I have to agree that Ferrari FF is truly oozing with angst on its exterior style and detailing most especially on its speed performance!

208 mph Top Speed of this Ferrari FF is truly so impressive on this one! That is quite remarkable for this sports car! Anyway, I love the angst on its exterior detailing.

It looks like Nissan GT-R, but anyway, I must say that Ferrari FF will still be stood out for me, because aside from having a good look, it also had an impressive engine specification.

Its V12 engine is absolutely very impressive for this Ferrari FF, and I must say that it is already looking great on its body paint, and it sounds good that this one is can offer an incredible versatility.

I love the aggressiveness of this Ferrari FF, and I can say that it is already looking great on its blue body paint. I also noticed that the rumor priced of this one, is too expensive.

I’m impressed with its headlights, so cool! smiley Anyway, I don’t think that with its 660 horsepower it can beat the other powerful sports car. I noticed that the option of the color is kind of cool.

Yeah, talking about aggressiveness and luxuriousness, I’m really impressed on this production vehicle. However, too sad that it’s not that long before it was declared as sold out. I hope to see a future production for the FF.

The styling of the car is kind of impressive as well as its figure performance. I was captivated on this vehicle. I hope to see an aftermarket version for this one.

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