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The FF unveiled on www.ferrari.com
A revolutionary four-seater, four-wheel drive V12 Ferrari: Exceptional performance and versatility
Source: Ferrari

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. 
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
 
Fuel consumption and emissions (ECE+EUDC)
Fuel consumption** 15,4 l/100 km
Emissions** 360 g/km

* European market version
** With HELE system

 
New FF becomes Queen of the web
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Maranello, 25 January – Only a few days after the presentation on the official Ferrari website www.ferrari.com the FF, the new 12-cylinder from Maranello, triggered enormous interest, causing last weekend’s global media phenomenon. The new car from Maranello gained front pages and large coverage on the most prestigious news outlets all over the world and monopolised users’ comments on automotive blogs all over the web.In Italy Quattroruote editor in chief Carlo Cavicchi wrote in a comment on his blog, that he was thunderstruck when he saw the new car from Maranello: “I hugged this fascinating car with my eyes. A car planned in every single detail of its form, the interaction of light and shadow on its details. The FF will enter history to become the first car from the Prancing Horse with four-wheel drive, while this will overshadow all the other thousands of special qualities the cars hides in every corner. That’s a pity, because this is probably one of the most beautiful Ferrari’s of all time. The interior offers incredible space, able to host up to four passengers, even tall ones. The boot cannot only hold snobbish items like two big golf bags, but also a pram or several bags, without the need to lower the rear seats. Once the seats are folded down the car even holds skis, something normal in every common saloon, but something exceptional in a Gran Turismo from Modena (sic!).” Cavicchi ended his blog with: “This is how I saw the FF, packed with technology and full of excellent taste.”Not only the Italian press is impressed by the new car from Maranello, but they are also enthusiastic about this new car internationally: from specialist magazines to the most prestigious newspapers and magazines in the world. From Le Figaro with its headline “Ferrari FF : la Fabuleuse Ferrari”, to The Sun: “It’s a Ferrari, but not as we know it”, while the German Süddeutsche Zeitung writes: “many manufacturers have to hold on tight now, because at the upcoming Car Show in Geneva people will flock to the Ferrari stand. It has always been like that, but this time the Italians created a proper revolution.” But also New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Der Spiegel, Expansion and Nouvel Observateur wrote favourably about the new car while hundreds of thousands of clicks were registered during the first hours for the video published on Ferrari.com, documenting the intense development of the four-wheel drive system in the snow in Sweden and Finland.
Ferrari.com publishes more images of the new FF
Source: Ferrari
 
Maranello, 25 January – From today the gallery on www.ferrari.com includes a new studio shot of the FF in an elegant Grigio Ferro Met. grey. Along with this studio shot are three images which document the strenuous development testing carried out on the four-wheel-drive system over the snow-bound roads of Sweden and Finland. These depict the prototype development mule clad in camouflage used during the long-term testing of the Ferrari-patented 4RM system.
The first dynamic photos of the new FF
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Maranello, 4 February 2011 – Due to the outstanding interest created by the new FF and the numerous requests to see the car in movement, Ferrari is pleased to issue some additional photographs of the new four-seater in action on snow. The photo material, showing an advanced prototype and a final model, have been added to the images published by Ferrari in recent weeks. Meanwhile the incredible success of the video dedicated to the car continues: over the last few weeks hundreds of thousands of clicks have been registered on www.ferrari.com and other Ferrari channels on Youtube and Facebook.
Great success for new FF’s World Premiere via web
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Maranello, 23 February 2011 – The special premiere was followed by fans from all over the world, discovering the technical details and the versatility of the latest model from Maranello. The next date is set for 1st March in Geneva at the Ferrari stand, where the new car from the Prancing Horse can be seen from close up.
FF World Première on Ferrari.com
Enthusiasts from all over the world can follow the event in 8 different languages
Source: Ferrari
 
Maranello, 22 February 2011 – Tomorrow, 23 February 2011 at 6:00pm CET , the world premiere of the FF, the revolutionary 12-cylinder four-seater with four-wheel drive – the most powerful and versatile Ferrari ever built – will be shown on www.ferrari.com.
Over 700 guests from all over the world will attend the event in the evening, where also Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo, Vice Chairman Piero Ferrari, CEO Amedeo Felisa as well as the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa will participate.Clients and enthusiasts, connecting to the official Ferrari website, can experience this exceptional event in eight different languages – Italian, English, Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese. The exclusive presentation on the Internet can also be seen on iPhone and iPad in English and Italian. To see the car from close up it is necessary to wait for the Geneva Motorshow, where the FF has already been listed as the main protagonist of the Swiss event.
Nick Mason driving the FF exclusively for “The Official Ferrari Magazine”
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Brunico, 30 March – In the next “The Official Ferrari Magazine” edition, the official magazine from the Prancing Horse, readers will find a special test of the FF driven by Nick Mason, the drummer of the legendary rock band Pink Floyd and great Ferrari enthusiast and collector.Mason, who arrived at the International Media Test Drive FF in Bruneck in Südtirol, tested the new Ferrari four-seater at the snow track on the 2,000 metres at Kronplatz, before going down to the valley where he experienced the car’s qualities on the roads of the Dolomites. Nick Mason tested the dynamics and the usability of the FF carrying something very special in the car’s big boot in line with “Luci e Musica”, the theme for the next magazine’s edition. You just have to wait for the next edition to come out or follow Ferrari.com to discover how the FF reacted to this very special challenge.
FF protagonist in the Dolomites
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Brunico, 30 March – The International Media Test Drive road test of the new FF on the roads in Südtirol are in full flow for the specialised media from all over the world, getting to now the revolutionary V12 four-seater with four-wheel drive from Ferrari. From over 200 invited journalists almost half drove the car on the challenging snow track at Kronplatz, the winding and spectacular roads of Gardena, Sella, Pordoi and Campolongo, in the city centres of Bruneck and Brixen as well as on a stretch of the motorway.Different backdrops reflecting the versatile usability of the new FF, thanks to the 4RM system to tackle any sort of situation and grip conditions, guaranteeing highest performance level and top driving pleasure. The interior, combined with the capacity of 450 litres (expandable to 800) allowed journalists, photographers and cameramen to get into the car together with their relatively bulky gear, for the joy of all people involved.Meanwhile the FF receives top votes from the media all over the world, enjoying the innovative technical solution of the cars 4RM four-wheel drive system with the handling of a super Granturismo. Also performance, elasticity and the engine outlet impress a lot, combined with the F1 double-clutch gearbox: technological content Ferrari took to the highest level.The test drive, where so far US-american and European journalists took part, will continue over the next days with the arrival of media representatives from the Middle and Far East and will end by mid-April.
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