Launch of the New FF Ferrari Four – Crazy Performance, For Rich Family
The FF, a four-wheel-drive four-seater with a mid-front V12 engine, offers a completely new take on the sporting Grand Tourer theme. It is not only the first Ferrari with four-wheel drive, but more significantly, a model that hails a major break with the past. The FF is a revolutionary car that slots neatly into “Different Ferraris for different Ferraristi” strategy.
Every single area of the FF brims with innovation, not least its engine, the first GDI V12 to be coupled with the seven-speed F1 dual-clutch gearbox. The V12 unleashes a massive 660 bhp at 8,000 rpm, and maximum torque of 683 Nm at 6,000 rpm with 500Nm already available at just 1,000 rpm.
The FF performance figures are of an extreme sports car, with the 0-100 km/h sprint covered in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 335 km/h. Efficiency has been significantly boosted too, with fuel consumption now standing at just 15.4 litres per 100 km, and CO2 emissions at 360 g/km, a 25 per cent reduction compared to the previous V12s, thanks in part to the HELE (High Emotions – Low Emissions) System which incorporates Stop & Start technology.
The FF also has Ferrari’s own patented 4RM four-wheel drive system. Torque is still delivered by the rear wheels, but the PTU (Power Transfer Unit) ensures that as much as is required is also transferred to the front wheels when necessary on low grip surfaces. The FF intelligently distributes torque to each of the four wheels individually, thanks to the fact that all of the dynamic vehicle controls (E-Diff, F1-Trac and PTU) have been integrated into a single CPU.
Exceptional sporty driving is guaranteed by the FF’s transaxle architecture (mid-front engine with gearbox over the rear axle) and the positioning of 53% of weight to the rear of the car.
In lightening the engine (new castings), bodyshell (new aluminum alloys and production processes) and a host of other components. The interior has also been optimized through the use of high-tech materials such as magnesium for the seats.
Third generation Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes are now lighter and longer-lasting, with virtually negligible wear during normal use on the road. All of these innovations have combined to produce an absolutely exceptional weight-power ratio of 2.7 kg/CV, a new benchmark for this kind of car.
Styled by Pininfarina, sportiness and versatility were in the design formula. It can comfortably accommodate four in its body-hugging seats and spacious cabin. Its 450 litre boot can also be extended to 800 litres as the rear seats fold down independently.
For further information, please visit Ferrari’s new Chinese website www.ferrari.com
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