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Ferrari FF AWD Sports Car Concept Heading to Geneva, Tipster Provides Initial Details

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A Carscoop reader who wishes to remain anonymous, sent us an email with details on Ferrari's long-rumored 612 Scaglietti replacement, which is due to be revealed to a select few on Friday, January 21, before making its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March. While one can never be 100 per cent sure in these cases, for a variety of reasons, we're almost convinced that the information provided in the email is real. So, without further ado, here's what our tipster told us:

The car will be a pre-production study called the FF, which stands for Ferrari Four, as the GT model will seat four passengers and come with a new four-wheel drive system. Designed by Pininfarina, the FF gets a shooting brake-like body style with a large rear hatch, and a face that brings to mind a chubbier version of the 458 Italia. Inside, Maranello's latest creation will be able to seat four passengers with an impressive -for a supercar- load volume of 450 liters, which can be increased to as much as 800 liters if the rear seats aren't in use.

According to our reader, the FF is powered by a new 6.3-liter V12 engine delivering 660 horses at 8,000 rpm and 683 Nm / 503.8 lb-ft of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. That massive amount of power is transferred to all four wheels through a 7-speed dual clutch transmission and a new and extremely lightweight all-wheel drive system.

The 4,907mm long fastback coupe is said to accelerate from zero to 100km/h (62mph) in just 3.7 seconds and top out at 335 km/h (208 mph), while returning a combined fuel economy of 15.4 lt/100km, equal to 15.3 mpg US.

We'll be on the watch for any official information and / or photos of the Ferrari model, and keep you updated on any new developments as they occur.



7 Comments:

Anonymous said... »January 20, 2011

FF ... front wheel drive??

Anonymous said... »January 20, 2011

"The car will be a pre-production study called the FF, which stands for Ferrari Four, as the GT model will seat four passengers and come with a new four-wheel drive system."

ben said... »January 20, 2011

4 wheel drive huh? unless the system works like the r8, it wont be any fun to drive...

Anonymous said... »January 21, 2011

shooting brake ferrari will fail

Rob said... »January 21, 2011

"4 wheel drive huh? unless the system works like the r8, it wont be any fun to drive..."

What!!!!!?????

So none of these cars are fun to drive?

Nissan GTR
Skyline GTR 32,33,34
All Mitsubishi EVO's
All Turbo Impreza Turbo's
Audi RS2/RS4/RS6 etc
Porsche 911 4S, etc
Gallardo
Murci etc

4WD doesn't mean no fun, what rock have you been hiding under?

Ferrari = Fun (and expense!)

ben said... »January 22, 2011

go ask any driver which is the most fun, 4wd or rwd...any driver...go on...the whole point of buying a ferrari is for it to scare the shit out of u and be a handful, not another forgiving gallardo...
less power slide = less fun

Rob said... »January 24, 2011

Yes thanks for the lesson, for out and and fun RWD is probably king. However for getting from A to B on real roads (not American blocks)4WD is the only way to go, if you want to stay out of a ditch. I've driven Ferrari's and whilst they are still my dream car, I still think I could put my Nissan GTR down a country lane quicker than any Ferrari in British weather. Again round the Nurburgring I was very thankful for 4WD, especially the way that it's implemented in a GTR. I've driven a Ferrari 355 spider round the ring and whilst the sound track was incredible I was less keen to push it to it's limit (or mine). The GTR was chuckable and fun and compensated for your own mistakes. Like 99.9% of people I'm not a professional driver and I enjoy a fast car and staying alive. I find 4WD cars the best way of doing that on the road!

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