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Car Of The Week – Ferrari’s First Four Wheel Drive

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 Ferrari has revealed a brand new model – the four seater, four-wheel drive FF.

The FF is Ferrari’s first ever four-wheel drive car, and is noticeably different to the rest of the Italian brand’s range, with the designers having gone for a shooting brake, or estate, style look.

This means the company is boasting about an exceptionally large boot space, which at 450 litres (extending to 800 with the seats down) is bigger than some MPVs suchas the Fiat Multipla and the Renault Scenic.

Despite its larger dimensions however, the FF comes with a new 650bhp 6.3-litre V12 engine that boast 0 g to 62mph in just 3.7 seconds. This acceleration is made possible by the dual-clutch F1 gearbox, while the company’s first ever four-wheel drive system helps keep the car on the road.

Ferrari claims it weighs up to 50 per cent less than a typical all-wheel drive system, and offers perfect weight distribution with 53 per cent of the bulk over the rear wheels and 47 over the front. The latest carbon ceramic Brembo brakes and magnetically adjustable dampers are part of a new design of all-independent suspension setup.

The FF will replace the outgoing 2+2 612 coupe, and claims to offer significantly more interior space despite being almost identical in terms of dimensions to the old car. It will come with a host of personalisation options, including six exterior colours and a specially selected and treated aniline leather interior.

The new car will make its debut in the flesh at the Geneva show in March and will go on sale shortly afterwards.

The general consensus is welcoming to this new model and we at IBeastie think it will be a winner. We have not warmed to it instantly but are slowly coming round. The Jensen Interceptor comes to mind, as does the BMW Z3 Coupe but definitely the longer we look the more we like. Only ever a dream car for our stable though!

Author: ibeastie

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