Ferrari reveal new 4-wheel-drive coupe

Ferrari have surprised the world by taking the wraps off their new FF, a 4-wheel-drive, 4 seat coupe.

The FF will replace the outgoing 612 Scaglietti and, Ferrari hope, attract new customers who need cars for “all roads, [and] all weathers”.

Powered by a new 6.25l V12 and with a 7-speed double clutch gearbox, magnetically controlled dampers and Brembo ceramic brake discs as standard, Ferrari are denying that the new car is “soft”.

The new engine will produce 650bhp and 504lb ft of torque. With a kerb weight of 1795kg, the FF will be capable of hitting 62mph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 208mph. However, Ferrari claim that the fitment of a stop-start system and ‘smart charging’ make the FF much more efficient than the 612, with the CO2 output dropping from 470 to 360g/km and mpg rising from 13.8 to 18.3.

The new 4×4 system, called 4RM, will use the car’s electronic systems to send power to the front wheels only when it is needed, making the car rear-wheel-drive most of the time.

Despite being the same width and length as the 612 (albeit 30mm taller) and despite it’s swooping, Pininfarina designed curves, the FF has headroom and legroom for two full adults in the back and 450l of luggage space in the rear, or 800l with the two rear seats folded down.

The Ferrari FF will be officially unveiled at next month’s Geneva motorshow and will go on sale shortly afterwards.

Source: Autocar

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