Autostrada Motore, the official importer and distributor of Ferrari in the Philippines, is on a roll. Just two months after it officially opened its showroom in Bonifacio Global City and unveiled the 458 Italia, it has now also brought in the Italian carmaker's first four-wheel-drive car in the FF.
"The Ferrari FF breaks free from the traditional grand-tourer theme, but as the first Ferrari with four-wheel drive, it blends extreme performance with the adaptability and usability of a genuine grand tourer," said Autostrada Motore chairman and president Wellington Soong.
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If you're not already aware of the FF and just how significant it is for Ferrari, let's break down some of its most important details:
Ferrari's exclusive and patented 4RM four-wheel drive system weighs 50 percent less than a conventional four-wheel drive system, giving it a perfect weight distribution (53 percent of its gross weight lies 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 a continuous and intelligent predictive torque distribution to all four wheels.
The FF is also equipped with the latest magnetorheological damping system as well as the most recent development in carbon-ceramic brakes from Brembo.
The FF gets its power from a 6.3-liter V12 engine that, mated to its seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox, gives it a zero-to-100kph sprint time of 3.7 seconds.
It can accommodate four people and their luggage, thanks to the 450-liter capacity of its boot. With the rear seats folded down, its cargo-carrying capability increases to 800 liters.
The FF is an acronym for "Ferrari Four," with 'four' denoting its number of seats and its four-wheel-drive orientation, which technically means the car's name in full is Ferrari Ferrari Four.
The FF's arrival comes a year after its official Asia-Pacific launch at the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2011. Now, how much do you think the Ferrari FF should be priced in our market? Take the poll.