Ferrari has announced the price for it’s FF, a car which which represents a new direction for the Italian automaker. The FF mixes staggering performance delivered by its 660 bhp 6.3 litre V12 engine with the ability to use the performance under various conditions thanks to is unique four wheel drive system. It also has seating for four people and boot space that can actually be used for transporting luggage.
“This new Ferrari takes the prancing horse into new territory, matching the legendary performance, style and driving excitement expected of a Ferrari with new levels of ability thanks to its unique four wheel drive system and its spacious and flexible interior which makes it the most useable and versatile supercar built by Ferrari,” says Kevin Wall, General Manager of European Automotive Imports, the official Ferrari importer in New Zealand and Australia. “It is, therefore, no surprise, to learn that this new model has generated new levels of excitement and interest amongst both existing Ferrari owners and prospective owners. Although the first Ferrari FF will arrive for its new owner in early 2012, we have sufficient expressions of interest in Ferrari’s new super car to take us into 2013.”
The New Zealand price of the Ferrari FF has been confirmed ahead of the first deliveries to New Zealand starting in early 2012 at $635,000 excluding, delivery and dealer costs. This represents a reduction of $35,000 before delivery and dealer costs compared to the out-going Ferrari 612.
The FF is a name inspired by the car’s four body-hugging seats and, more significantly, the new Prancing Horse-patented four-wheel drive system. Purists will be glad to know that it is still the rear wheels that actually provide the power, with torque being transferred only to the front axle when required.
The Ferrari-patented four-wheel drive system is unique of its kind and also integrated with the new generation F1-Trac traction control developed specifically for the track. The FF is also the first V12 in the world to sport the seven-speed dual-clutch F1 gearbox with 20% more power output and 25% lower fuel consumption.