Four-seat Ferrari FF announced
Friday 21 January 2011
FF stands for Ferrari Four, signifying that the car has four seats and four-wheel drive; it will be the Italian manufacturer's first 4x4.
The FF was shaped by Pininfarina, a design house responsible for a number of previous Ferrari models. It has an extended roofline which gives it a silhouette that is vaguely similar to that of the closed versions of BMW's Z3 and Z4, a feature that is presumably intended to improve headroom for rear seat passengers. The FF's four-seat layout is, perhaps, a response to the Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Rapide but unlike those cars it has two, rather than four, doors. Boot capacity, at 450 litres, is generous.
Ferrari says that its new drive-train, which it calls 4RM, is much lighter than other four-wheel drive systems. It is paired with a 6.3-litre V12 engine producing 660 horsepower at a high 8,000 rpm; the gearbox is a transaxle dual-clutch type. The company claims a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time of 3.7 seconds, and a top speed of 335 km/h – that's over 200 mph.
Life & Style blogs
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Ashya King: Parents of five-year-old boy refused permission to visit him in hospital and denied bail at Spanish court
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
Ashya King: 'Cruel NHS has not given us the treatment we need', says father of five-year-old with brain tumour who fled to Spain
- 1 Half of young women unable to ‘locate vagina’ and 65% find it difficult to say the word
- 2 Perez Hilton apologises for Jennifer Lawrence naked photo leak
- 3 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 4 Mexican woman becomes world’s 'oldest person' at 127
- 5 Jennifer Lawrence 'naked sex video' will be leaked threatens 4Chan celebrity photo hacker
£40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package: Harrington Starr: SQL Impl...
£45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: SQL Technical ...
£85000 per annum: Harrington Starr: Head of IT (Windows, Server, VMware, SAN, ...
£55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: Lead C# Develo...