In what will undoubtedly be a controversial model, Ferrari has just revealed its first-ever four-wheel drive car, dubbed the FF. Set to replace the 612 Scaglietti, the front-engined V12 four-seater GT aims to attract new kinds of Ferrari customers. This "all-roads, all-weather" Ferrari is a dramatic departure for the Italian automaker, as they have launched their (as far as we know) first shooting brake design. It's capable of accommodating four full-size adults plus their luggage.
Designed by Pininfarina designer Flavio Manzoni, it's set to be officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The new FF has a longer wheelbase chassis with an all-independent suspension that includes the latest-generation magnetically adjustable dampers and standard Brembo carbon ceramic disc brakes. The four-wheel drive system is supposedly 50 percent lighter than other comparable systems. It's powered by a newly developed 6.25-liter V12 that's smaller than the 612's V12 by roughly 10 percent but is 22 percent more powerful. It'll be mated to a seven-speed double-clutch gearbox.
All told, it produces 650 hp at 8,000 rpm and 504 lb-ft of torque at 5,000 rpm. It can hit 62 mph in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 208 mph. We'll continue to follow up and publish more details once we have them. In the meantime, we'd love to hear everyones' thoughts.