Ferrari is introducing its latest international offering, the FF in India on the 31st of October 2011. Powered by a 6-liter V12 engine which dishes out 660 bhp of raw power and 683 nm of torque, the FF does a 0-100 km/h sprint in less than 4 seconds. Power is transmitted to the wheels via a7speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
The FF is not only Ferrari’s first four wheel drive model, but also the first ever Prancing Horse to be styled as a Shooting Brake. The pricing of the car is expected to be more than Rs 3 crore in India after all the exorbitant duties and taxes have been levied. And if anyone still musters enough courage to put down that enormous amount of money on the table to get one, he’ll have to wait, as the car has been sold out for a year.
Even with its smart AWD in place, the FF acts as a rear wheel drive car most of the time. However, if the electronics detect a loss of traction, it can send drive to one of the two, or both front tyres. The FF drives like a true Ferrari, but can handle tricky situations such as a snow clad driveway, and a slushy trail without a whimper – something other supercars would shiver at the very thought of. Icing on the cake comes in the form of space of four and a huge boot to swallow a week’s worth of luggage for the entire family.
The power and practicality offered by this Ferrari is simply incredible. So if someone like me is smitten and wants to have one parked, he should have two grand flats in Mumbai ready. Sell one to buy the car, and the other one to pay for the fuel bills. Alas! the FF is not for me just yet.
Here we have the specs for you.
Displacement 6.262 liter
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Direct Fuel Injection
Power 660 bhp @ 8000 rpm
Torque 683 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Gearbox Dual Clutch 7 speed Automatic
Drive All wheel drive
Top Speed 335 km/h (208 mph)
0-60 mph 3.6 s