BY: Nic Cackett
An exhaustive introduction to the Ferrari FF is probably to be superfluous to even the most everyday Ferrari admirer so we are going to only pause for a transient recap prior to obtaining to the nitty gritty of our very first British isles travel.
Released close to a yr in the past, the shooting-brake-styled 4-seater offered customers a very first: a total-measurement Grand Tourer with a 651bhp V12 engine and, considerably contentiously, 4-wheel-push.
The colossal, in a natural way aspirated device is a direct injection descendant of the V12 that highlighted in the Enzo, but Ferrari's 1st production all-wheel generate technique is an altogether far more novel resolution. When required by the front wheels, electricity is fed right from the crank into a second, smaller gearbox found beneath the motor.
This transmission only has two forward gears, and simply because its ratios are not able to replicate the 7-speeds of the major gearbox, the ensuing wheel velocity mismatch is managed by two continually slipping clutches. The principal gain of the program is that it offers all-wheel-generate traction (you'll probably have observed video footage of the FF ploughing by means of snow) with out the typical weight penalty.
Ferrari statements its Power Transfer Device provides just 45kg to model's kerbweight. The innovative packaging is not restricted to beneath, either. As nicely as 4 flawlessly chiseled athletics seats the FF provides 450 litres of boot room - ample to set some loved ones hatchbacks to disgrace.
The only thing it consumes much more enthusiastically than men and women and luggage is fuel and air: up to 80 for each cent of the engine's 504lb ft of torque is offered from 1750rpm - use all 8000rpm and it will get to 62mph in 3.7 seconds, splinter 124mph in 11sec, and best out at a claimed 209mph.
Price tag: £227,077
Prime pace: 208mph
Motor: V12, 6262cc, petrol
Electrical power: 651bhp at 8000rpm
Torque: 504lb ft at 6000rpm
Economic climate: 18.3mpg
Transmission: seven-spd dual clutch transmission (rear axle) + 2spd (entrance axle)