• Stupendous speed
  • Everyday usability
  • Comfortable back seat
  • Polarizing styling
  • Sold out already
SUM UP A Ferrari wagon.

By Automobile Magazine

What's New for FF in 2012

The FF is all new. FF stands for Ferrari Four, signaling four seats and four-wheel drive. That's right, the company that swore it would never build a four-wheel-drive vehicle just did -- and it's a wagon. The FF replaces the 612 Scaglietti, which never really resonated with Ferrari customers. The added usability from the hatchback and the winter-friendliness of all-wheel drive certainly make the FF something to think about...
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It looks far better in person than it does in photos, but the FF probably won't win any design awards. At least not for its styling. What's underneath is a different story. Ferrari's first all-wheel-drive system is a simple, elegant solution to a big engineering challenge: how do you send power to the front wheels of a car with its engine behind the front axle and the transaxle in back? Simple, you add a second transmission onto the front of the engine. The two-speed front transmission, or Power Transfer Unit, allows the FF to send torque to the front wheels without heavy driveshafts or differentials, and a built-in torque vectoring capability allows the FF's computers to adjust the car's cornering attitude. It's brilliant. The FF's V-12 engine is no less impressive. It is Ferrari's first direct-injected twelve and uses six-into-one headers that were first seen on the 599GTO, which means it's a screamer. It revs to 8200 rpm, and its torque peak of 504 lb-ft occurs at a lofty 6000 rpm, but it's already making 370 lb-ft at 1000 rpm. In other words, by the time the tach needle hits one grand, the 6.3-liter V-12 is twisting out more torque than the California's V-8 does at its peak. And that speaks to the drivability of the FF. With four large, comfortable seats, a spacious, gorgeously finished cargo space, and four-wheel drive, this is truly the first Ferrari you could drive every day.

The Range

Drive: 4-wheel
Trim level: FF
Body style: Hatchback, 2+2-passenger
Engine: 6.3L V-12, 651 hp, 504 lb-ft
Transmissions: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic and 2-speed automatic
Passenger Volume: N/A
Cargo space: 15.9 cu ft


Front air bags, traction and stability control, and ABS are standard.

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