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Ferrari Four (FF) concept revealed [video]

Previews the 612 Scaglietti replacement

After months of speculation, Ferrari has officially unveiled the new Four concept ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

Essentially a preview of the 612 Scaglietti replacement, the FF features a bold Pininfarina design that mixes elements from the 458 Italia, California, and 599 GTB Fiorano. Most notably, the car is a shooting brake which affords 450 liters (15.9 cubic feet) of cargo capacity with the rear seats up and 800 liters (28.3 cubic feet) with the rear seats down.

Underpinned by an all-new chassis, the Four has an independent suspension with magnetically adjustable dampers and Brembo carbon ceramic brakes. More importantly, the car is equipped, for the first time ever in a Ferrari, with an advanced Ruote Motrici (4RM) four-wheel drive system that is heavily rear-biased and "delivers record levels of performance on all terrains and in all conditions via continuous and intelligent predictive torque distribution to all four wheels."

Under the hood, power is provided by a 6.3-liter (6,262 cc) V12 engine with 660 PS (485 kW / 651 hp) and 683 Nm (504 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a double-clutch transmission which enables the 1790 kg (3946 lb) concept to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed 335 km/h (208 mph). Furthermore, the FF has a combined fuel consumption of 15.4 L/100 km (15.3 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 360 g/km.

See press release below for further details.

Source: Ferrari

The FF unveiled

A revolutionary four-seater, four-wheel drive V12 Ferrari:
exceptional performance and versatility

Maranello, 21st January 2011 - The official Prancing Horse web site, Ferrari.com, has revealed the first photographs of the new FF, the company's most powerful, versatile four-seater ever, as well as its first ever four-wheel drive car.

The FF - an acronym for Ferrari Four (four seats and four-wheel drive) - ushers in an entirely new GT sports car concept. A decisive break with the past, the new car represents not so much an evolution as a true revolution.

This new V12 melds to an unprecedented level an extremely sporty, high-performance character with incredible versatility, superb comfort and sophisticated elegance, guaranteeing both driver and passengers an absolutely unique driving experience.

Designed by Pininfarina, the shape and proportions perfectly interpret the FF's harmonious blend of sporting DNA and extraordinary usability.

The FF features the company's first ever four-wheel drive system. Ferrari's exclusive, patented 4RM (four-wheel drive) weighs 50 per cent less than a conventional four-wheel drive system, maintaining perfect weight distribution (53 per cent over the rear axle). Completely integrated with the car's electronic dynamic control systems, the four-wheel drive technology delivers record levels of performance on all terrains and in all conditions via continuous and intelligent predictive torque distribution to all four wheels. The FF is also equipped with the latest magnetorheological damping system (SCM3), as well as the most recent development in carbon-ceramic brakes from Brembo.

Exceptional performance levels come courtesy of the new 6,262 cc direct injection engine which develops 660 CV at 8,000 rpm. In tandem with its transaxle dual-clutch F1 gearbox, stunning acceleration figures (0-100 km/h in 3.7 sec.) are guaranteed. The new model's class-leading weight-to-power ratio of 2.7 kg/CV, along with its ideal weight distribution, ensures exceptionally responsive handling. The result is that owners will be able to enjoy the FF's prowess over a wide range of uses: city driving, on low grip or snow-covered surfaces and on the track. Performance aside, Maranello's latest model also offers standards of passenger space, comfort, in-car spec and equipment previously unheard of in such a high-performance car. It can comfortably accommodate four people and their luggage, thanks to the best cabin space and boot capacity (450 litres extendable to 800) figures in its category, including four-door cars.

A vast array of personalisation options and accessories has been developed for the FF. These include six model-specific exterior colours and sumptuous interior trim incorporating specially selected and treated aniline leather.

The FF, which will make its official debut in occasion of the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, is presented today with the first three photos from a dedicated shoot by Giovanni Gastel.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Engine
Type 65-degree V12
Overall displacement 6,262 cc
Maximum power 660 CV @ 8,000 rpm
Maximum torque 683 Nm @ 6,000 rpm
 
 
Dimensions and weight
Length 4907 mm
Width 1953 mm
Height 1379 mm
Dry weight* 1790 kg
Weight distribution 47% front, 53% rear
Weight/power ratio 2.7 kg/CV
 
 
Performance
Maximum speed 335 km/h
0-100 km/h 3.7 sec
 
 
Fuel consumption and emissions (ECE+EUDC)
Fuel consumption** 15,4 l/100 km
Emissions** 360 g/km

* European market version
** With HELE system

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Comments (55)

 fred123456 fred123456
I dont like a hatch for a ferrari.... Doesnt look good at all...
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January 24, 2011 10:10 am
 Edison Edison
This looks incredible! Ferrari has definitely been on a role.
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January 24, 2011 2:14 am
 porschefan porschefan
Silly but cool. It's the car James Bond takes to the Swiss alps- with skis and machine guns loaded in the back.
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January 23, 2011 7:31 am
 TransAmFan TransAmFan
I don't think it looks bad, but when I imagine driving a Ferrari, I don't believe I would ever think about, "Hey, I need some extra headroom for my luggage.
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January 23, 2011 2:54 am
 justanotherfan justanotherfan
I don't like the fact that Ferrai is too comercial right now, they forgot the "it's a racer forget everything else" approach,the California and this are too market oriented but weirdly I still like both cars somehow.
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January 22, 2011 6:07 pm
 Ferraridude Ferraridude
I love this car, and the front end would be nice if it got rid of one problem. The sides of the front facia looks like some stuffed chipmunk cheeks! If they got rid of that ore maybe toned it down alot it would be perfect.
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January 22, 2011 12:55 pm
 Mark47 Mark47
The rear end looks like this http://www.netcarshow.com/lotus/2010-evo... But I like, its the best hatchback I have ever seen
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January 22, 2011 11:19 am
 ken897 ken897
worst headlights ever on a ferrari,the side looks like fried chicken leg...........whats happening to ferrari,have all the old ferrari designers vanished...........i think they are now competing with KIA :(
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January 22, 2011 11:16 am
 norther norther
to me it looks like the talles ferrari ever. it seems to me like it has too much ground clearance and the roof line, from the side, looks almost like hatchback tall. but, i like the front, i like the rear. it is not pretty, but much better than the panamera.
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January 22, 2011 8:23 am
 Phlarzian Phlarzian
I love it! Tasteful, practical and - even with the unusual configuration - instantly recognisable as a modern Ferrari. A true GT. Well done Fiat! With the 458 Italia and now this FF, I'm falling in love with Ferrari again.
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January 22, 2011 6:42 am
 GHERNAS GHERNAS
They set a new ERA for Ferrari I like it BUT................ what the market looking for
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January 22, 2011 6:26 am
 SZQ SZQ
nice panamera rear end...lolz
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January 22, 2011 1:46 am
 4g63 4g63
wt's wrong with this world?
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January 21, 2011 10:11 pm
 Broseph Stalin Broseph Stalin
Reminds me of the 456 GTV estate.
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January 21, 2011 7:28 pm
 HommeStar HommeStar
Wow... really?! What is going on at Ferrari....
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January 21, 2011 6:35 pm
 ADCAR ADCAR
I will buy this Ferrari and my children will have to quit school and work to survive , my wife will leave me after I sell the house , then I will sue Ferrari because they made me buy this car.. I'm in serious problem I love this Ferrari too much
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January 21, 2011 6:26 pm
 Captain Scarlett Captain Scarlett
It reminds me of the first generation BMW Z4 ... but even with that said, i think it's better looking than the current 612.
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January 21, 2011 5:54 pm
 AOS AOS
May be it's time Ferrari should leave the 4 seaters to Maserati Lost it's classiness after 456 and 612, seems like going back to the future of Ferrari 400/412 "awful in every way"
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January 21, 2011 5:23 pm
 Aesthetics Aesthetics
they got the headlights all wrong this time...and th grill wow, what a screw up..the overly successful italia has a bad influence on this car....awful...although the specs are very interesting indeed
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January 21, 2011 5:19 pm
 Johnluke Johnluke
Ferrari should have made it a 4 door coupe like Mb CLS then they would have had a home run.Design is pretty solid and would have looked amazing with 4 door profile.Agree with everybody else resembling M coupe from years ago.
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January 21, 2011 4:01 pm
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