2012 Ferrari FF finally goes to Geneva Auto Show
After teasing us for quite a while now, Ferrari has finally unveiled the official details on their new successor for the 612 Scaglietti. Called the FF. FF is an acronym for Ferrari Four. The car seats four and has four-wheel drive and, Ferrari says, “ushers in an entirely new GT sports car concept.” the new model is the company’s most powerful, versatile four-seater ever, as well as its first ever four-wheel drive car.
It is made up of ultra-light components which, Ferrari says, are 50 percent lighter than a conventional 4WD system. The press release claims that, with assistance from the car’s electronic dynamic control systems, it “delivers record levels of performance on all terrains and in all conditions via continuous and intelligent predictive torque distribution to all four wheels.”
The new Ferrari FF GT sports car concept is expected to make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and a production version will follow by 2012. The first FF photos were released in late January, along with a video that shows a lineup of the new cars and then settles on one of them — blood-red
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).
The FF’s V12 engine, a whopping 6.3 liters, is the biggest one ever for Ferrari and cranks out 651 horsepower and 504 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a seven-speed manual with semi-automatic paddle shift. 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.
After the concept makes its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari will start preparing the production version. However, The car is expected to go on sale by 2013 not before the end of 2012. Rumors say the price will be in the $700k area. check out the Video below before you skip.