Ferrari Four unveiled, the replacement of 612 Scaglietti

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We told you in the morning that Ferrari is about to unveil the replacement for the 612 Scaglietti tofay. And here it is, the all-new Ferrari supercar. Christened the Ferrari Four, or the FF, the new car has been designed by Pininfarina and takes the best bits from the 458 Italian, 599 GTB Fiorano and the soft California. The most astonishing thing about the new car, apart from its engine and power is that despite being a Ferrari, it has 450 litres of boot space with the rear seats up, and a cavernous 800-litres with the seats down.

Power is provided by the 6.3-litre V12 monster we talked about in our post in the morning. Peak power is 660 PS and peak torque 683 Nm. Transmission duties are taken care of by a twin clutch (DSG like) system. Weighing in at 1790 kg the car can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and go all the way up to 335 km/h. The car comes equipped with Ruote Motrici four wheel drive system.
And to all our friends who would want the answer to ‘Kitna deti hai?’, our answer would be ‘Sadhe chhay’. That’s 6.5kmpl for those of you who don’t understand Hindi.

The chassis for the new car is all new, and so is the suspension, with sci-fi magnetic dampers and Brembo Ceramic brakes.

Here are the specifications of the new car.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Engine
  • Type    65-degree V12
  • Overall displacement    6,262 cc
  • Maximum power    660 CV @ 8,000 rpm
  • Maximum torque    683 Nm @ 6,000 rpm
Dimensions and weight
  • Length    4907 mm
  • Width    1953 mm
  • Height    1379 mm
  • Dry weight*    1790 kg
  • Weight distribution    47% front, 53% rear
  • Weight/power ratio    2.7 kg/CV

Performance

  • Maximum speed    335 km/h
  • 0-100 km/h    3.7 sec

The FF unveiled

A revolutionary four-seater, four-wheel drive V12 Ferrari:

exceptional performance and versatility

Maranello, 21st January 2011 – The official Prancing Horse web site, Ferrari.com, has revealed the first photographs of the new FF, the company’s most powerful, versatile four-seater ever, as well as its first ever four-wheel drive car.

The FF – an acronym for Ferrari Four (four seats and four-wheel drive) – ushers in an entirely new GT sports car concept. A decisive break with the past, the new car represents not so much an evolution as a true revolution.

This new V12 melds to an unprecedented level an extremely sporty, high-performance character with incredible versatility, superb comfort and sophisticated elegance, guaranteeing both driver and passengers an absolutely unique driving experience.

Designed by Pininfarina, the shape and proportions perfectly interpret the FF’s harmonious blend of sporting DNA and extraordinary usability.

The FF features the company’s first ever four-wheel drive system. Ferrari’s exclusive, patented 4RM (four-wheel drive) weighs 50 per cent less than a conventional four-wheel drive system, maintaining perfect weight distribution (53 per cent over the rear axle). Completely integrated with the car’s electronic dynamic control systems, the four-wheel drive technology delivers record levels of performance on all terrains and in all conditions via continuous and intelligent predictive torque distribution to all four wheels. The FF is also equipped with the latest magnetorheological damping system (SCM3), as well as the most recent development in carbon-ceramic brakes from Brembo.

Exceptional performance levels come courtesy of the new 6,262 cc direct injection engine which develops 660 CV at 8,000 rpm. In tandem with its transaxle dual-clutch F1 gearbox, stunning acceleration figures (0-100 km/h in 3.7 sec.) are guaranteed. The new model’s class-leading weight-to-power ratio of 2.7 kg/CV, along with its ideal weight distribution, ensures exceptionally responsive handling. The result is that owners will be able to enjoy the FF’s prowess over a wide range of uses: city driving, on low grip or snow-covered surfaces and on the track. Performance aside, Maranello’s latest model also offers standards of passenger space, comfort, in-car spec and equipment previously unheard of in such a high-performance car. It can comfortably accommodate four people and their luggage, thanks to the best cabin space and boot capacity (450 litres extendable to 800) figures in its category, including four-door cars.

A vast array of personalisation options and accessories has been developed for the FF. These include six model-specific exterior colours and sumptuous interior trim incorporating specially selected and treated aniline leather.

The FF, which will make its official debut in occasion of the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, is presented today with the first three photos from a dedicated shoot by Giovanni Gastel.

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