A four-seater that utterly changed the whole GT sports car concept, hailing nothing short of a revolution in the automotive world, Ferrari boasted.
Even the most cursory glance at the FF’s sleek, Pininfarina-penned super model profile will tell you that. Drive it – anywhere, any time, in any weather or road conditions – and you’ll know why it’s so radical. It may be a car that has elegance, beauty and art in its soul, but there’s much, much more to the FF than sophisticated allure. It was, in fact, designed specifically to tackle the toughest, most complex and ambitious of driving challenges. The kind of challenges that the most uncompromising and discerning drivers will want to set it. Regardless of weather or surface. The FF will more than match anything that’s asked of it because it is quite simply the most versatile car ever produced by the pens, computers, wrenches and milling machines used by the Prancing Horse technicians, engineers, designers and mechanics.
The FF: a name, as we said, inspired by the car’s four generous, body-hugging seats and, more significantly, the new Prancing Horse-patented four-wheel drive system. Purists will be overjoyed to know that it is still the rear wheels that actually provide the power, with torque being transferred only to the front axle when required and even then intelligently and predicatively distributed to all four wheels. Yet another reason why this is the most versatile Ferrari ever built.
But take note: the FF is also the most exclusive GT on the market, the very pinnacle of achievement in the “extreme GT” segment, the most powerful four-seater in the world. It has it all: exceptional, class-topping performance that pushes its signature Ferrari thoroughbred DNA and driving pleasure to the utmost, regardless of weather or terrain. Even on snow, ice and dirt. The FF also sets a new benchmark in terms of sheer innovation: it is the first four-wheel drive V12 with a rear-mounted electronic differential, the E-Diff.
The Ferrari-patented four-wheel drive system is unique and is also integrated with the new generation F1-Trac traction control developed specifically for the track. The FF is also the first and only V12 in the world to sport a seven-speed dual-clutch F1 gearbox and it boasts a 20 per cent increase in power with a 25 per cent reduction in fuel consumption. The FF offers four occupants superb comfort with body-hugging seats and absolutely unprecedented cabin and luggage space for a car in its category.
Unparalleled chassis engineering gives authentic sports car dynamics, with powerful brakes and an uncomprvomising suspension set-up. It also boasts the best weight-power ratio ever achieved, thanks in part to the fact that its patented four-wheel drive Style-wise, the FF is sculptural yet streamlined: it has an innovative shooting brake shape, modern styling cues, and third millennium aerodynamic and conceptual solutions to underscore its sporty stance. It is also unique on several levels: for instance, special exterior colours were specifically designed for the FF and the leather that adorns the interior has been subject to an innovative treatment to enhance its natural beauty.
Ferrari FF Technical Specifications
Year of Manufacture – 2011
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT|
|length||193.2 in (4907 mm)|
|width||76.9 in (1953 mm)|
|height||54.3 in (1379 mm)|
|wheelbase||117.7 in (2990 mm)|
|front track||66.0 in (1676 mm)|
|rear track||65.4 in (1660 mm)|
|kerb weight*||4145 lb (1880 kg)|
|dry weight*||3946 lb (1790 kg)|
|weight distribution||47% front – 53% rear|
|boot capacity||15.9 cu ft (450 l)|
|fuel tank capacity||24 US gal – 20 UK gal (91 litri)|
|Tyres and rims|
|front||245/35 ZR 20 8.5 J x 20″|
|rear||295/35 ZR 20 10.5 J x 20″|
|rear winter||285/35 ZR20 10.5 J x 20″|
|front||15.7 x 1.5 in (398 mm x 38 mm)|
|rear||14.2 x 1.26 in (360 mm x 32 mm)|
|type||V12 – 65°|
|total displacement||382.13 cu in (6262 cc)|
|bore and stroke||3.70 x 2.96 in (94 mm x 75,2 mm)|
|maximum power**||486 kW – 660 CV at 8.000 rpm|
|maximum torque||683 Nm – 504 lbft( 70 kg)m at 6.000 rpm|
|maximum revs per minute||8000 rpm|
|specific output||77 kW/litre – 105 CV/litre|
|maximum speed||208 mph (335 km/h)|
|0-62 mph (0-100 km/h)||114.8 ft (35 m)|
|0-124 mph (0-200 km/h)||11 sec|
|dry weight/power ratio||2.7 kg/CV|
|*||European market version|
|**||Engine power is expressed in kW, in accordance with the International System of Units (SI) and in CV for reasons of homogeneity. The horse power (hp) can be calculated as follows: 1|
|***||Combined cycle with HELE system (ECE+EUDC)|