Geneva Motor Show preview: Ferrari's first 4WD

Power on all four wheels
Jan 24, 2011

Ferrari has just revealed its most powerful four-seater that carries with it a feature that no other Ferrari has ever had: a four-wheel-drive system.

Known as the FF--an acronym for Ferrari Four (four seats and four-wheel drive)--it represents an entirely new concept in Grand Touring sports cars.

The FF features Ferrari's first-ever exclusive and patented four-wheel drive system known as "4RM" that supposedly weighs 50 percent less than a conventional four-wheel drive system while maintaining a perfect weight distribution with 53 percent over its rear axle.

Powering the Ferrari FF is a 6.2-liter V12 engine that produces 651hp and 683Nm of torque. Paired with its transaxle dual-clutch F1 gearbox, a sprint from zero to 100kph can be taken in 3.7 seconds. Its class-leading power-to-weight ratio of 2.7kg per hp, along with its perfect weight distribution, guarantees that the FF has exceptionally responsive handling.

Despite these figures, the Ferrari FF will offer passenger space, comfort, in-car specification and equipment previously unheard of in such a high-performance car. It can comfortably accommodate four people and their luggage, thanks to the 450-liter cabin space and boot capacity that can be extended up to 800 liters when the rear seat is folded. It also has a vast array of personalization options and accessories, including six FF-specific exterior colors and interior trim incorporating specially selected and treated aniline leather developed exclusively for Ferrari's all-new four-seater.

The FF will make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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