Ferrari introduces the FF's new V12 GDI engine - plus more FF videos [video]

Video provides technical details on the 6.3 liter V12 GDI unit as well as on the 7-speed gearbox and the new multi-link suspension

Here's a set of videos by Ferrari detailing the new FF model.

The top video begins with a graphic imaging detailing the FF's new V12 GDI engine as well as providing a view of the gearbox and new suspension system.

That new V12 GDI is a naturally-aspirated 6.3 liter unit with direct-injection and an output of 660 PS (485 kW / 651 bhp) and 683 Nm (504 lb-ft) of torque. It features the highest compression ratio of any unit in its segment and a sophisticated high-pressure injection system.

The video also shows the dual-clutch, seven-speed gearbox which Ferrari says has zero shift times. That's right - perfect gear changes.

We also get to see that E-Diff technology borrowed from Ferrari's F1 experience with two sets of multi-disc clutches on the rear axle, each one driving one wing of it.

The video explains too the FF's new multi-link suspension with magnetologic dampers which provide an extremely quick response time and minimize body roll.

As for the two videos published below here, one demonstrates the cabin versatility of the FF while the other is a making-of the FF's official video.

The Ferrari FF, though, is already sold out for the year.

Source: Ferrari

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sideskraper sideskraper
Zero shift times will be a marketing term. A shift time of zero is a physical impossibility.
Mar 28th, 2011 6:26am
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Hellbound Hellbound
When I saw GDI in the headline I initially thought Ferrari had developed a diesel V12 FF. I have to say, I was sort of excited at the prospect. Ah well.
Mar 27th, 2011 11:40pm
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Rotaermel Rotaermel
I had never expected Ferrari to build such an unnecessary and ugly car. Why would you want to buy this when you could have a 599 GTO for the money, or a 458? When you want a sportscar with more space, then Ferrari is the wrong adress anyway.
Mar 25th, 2011 3:06am
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MadAboutCars MadAboutCars
I don't find it ugly, second, this model is not Fezza's cash cow, hence they need not make it generically beautiful like their cheaper cars and push the design beyond the norms whilst being able to do what it can do, for those and many other reasons it is sold out.
Mar 25th, 2011 3:13pm
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BavarianMS BavarianMS
Interesting, gearbox positioned behind the diff and enclosed in 1 case. Wonder how the zero second shift times feel.
Mar 25th, 2011 1:46am
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norther norther
yeah, 0 shift times, can u believe that? i bet the next article will say "our gearox is even faster than 0, it changes gears in -50 miliseconds"
Mar 24th, 2011 9:42pm
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Decypha Decypha
What? Zero shift times?
Mar 24th, 2011 8:09pm
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NewGit NewGit
Every time I see this car, I'm reminded of the M Coupe (Z3). Think it's the side profile and back.
Mar 24th, 2011 6:45pm
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DeeKay DeeKay
Same here - and the Z4 coupe as well... This must be a tad bigger though...
Mar 24th, 2011 6:58pm
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