November 14th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham
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.” Continue reading “Ferrari announces NZ price for FF Supercar – $635,000” »
March 11th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham
Ferrari’s new FF four-door four-paw model marks a radical new direction for the Italian automaker. It’s a true model of firsts with Ferrari’s first all-wheel-drive system and also it’s first production shooting brake body shape. Although it does have some history in coachbuilt specials like Drogo’s 250 GTO Breadvan and Chinetti’s 365 GTB/4 Panther which achieved iconic status in the 1960s.
Even with all the interest around the FF it has remained mysterious for most with only studio images being released. But now, fresh images of the FF have been released by the prancing horse showing its latest model battling the sand dunes and the snow. Apparently the sand dune images were shot around the grounds of the Ferrari World theme park in Abu Dhabi. Among the new batch of photos are some interior shots that show off an exquisite leather wrapped cabin. Cows should look away.
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January 24th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham
Ferrari enthusiasts have been hanging out for a replacement to the 612 Scaglietti and it has finally come in a most radical form. Taking over as Ferrari’s flagship grand tourer the new beast is named the FF, which is an acronym for Ferrari Four. The new FF is quite possibly the Italian company’s most practical-focused production model ever featuring seating and luggage space for four occupants, a new all-wheel drive system and a shooting brake body style. Only three photos have been released for now with the model scheduled for debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show with sales to follow later in the year.
Penned by famous design house Pininfarina, the FF is a large sports car measuring almost 5 meters in length and 2 meters in width. The long roofline, rear quarter styling and the car’s general proportions are classic in shape bringing to mind the legendary Ferrari 250 Breadvan. But under the sheetmetal it’s all modern and while there is no photos of the interior yet apparently the FF can take four occupants and offers 450 litres of cargo space in the hatch which expands to 800 litres with the rear seats folded down.
There is also various custom options for the FF including six model-specific exterior colors and interior trims.
It’s not just the styling that has tongues wagging with the FF introducing Ferrari’s first ever production four-wheel drive system. Named 4RM, it is said to weigh 50 percent less than other four-wheel drive systems, meaning a near perfect weight distribution of 47:53 has been maintained.
Under the long bonnet the FF is powered by a brand new 6.3-litre V12 engine with a direct injection set up and Ferrari’s HELE tech including a stop/start system. The 12-cylinder motor delivers 492kW at 8,000 rpm and comes mated to a dual-clutch F1 gearbox. In terms of performance Ferrari claims the FF can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds and push on to a 335 km/h top speed, while returning a combined fuel economy of 15.4 l/100km. Continue reading “Ferrari reveals radical new FF fastback with four-wheel drive and four seats” »