The Ferrari FF (Type F151) (FF meaning "Ferrari Four", for four seats and four-wheel drive) is a grand tourer[6] presented by Italian automobile manufacturer Ferrari on March 1, 2011, at the Geneva Motor Show as a successor to the 612 Scaglietti grand tourer.[2] It is Ferrari's first production four-wheel drive model.[6] The body style has been described as a shooting brake,[7] a type of two-door coupé-based sporting estate.[8] The FF has a top speed of 335 km/h (208 mph) and it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds.[5][9] Ferrari states that the FF was the world's fastest four-seat automobile[10] upon its release to the public. The FF costs US$300,000,[11] with 800 being produced during the first year.[12]

Ferrari FF
ProductionFebruary 2011–2016
2,291 produced[1]
AssemblyMaranello, Italy
DesignerPininfarina[2] and Ferrari Styling Centre under the direction of Flavio Manzoni
Body and chassis
ClassGrand Tourer (S)
Body style3-door shooting brake
LayoutFront mid-engine, four-wheel-drive[3]
RelatedFerrari F12
Engine6.3 L F140 EB V12
Power output485 kW (659 PS; 650 hp)
Transmission7-speed dual-clutch
Wheelbase2,990 mm (117.7 in)[4]
Length4,907 mm (193.2 in)[4][5]
Width1,953 mm (76.9 in)[4][5]
Height1,379 mm (54.3 in)[4][5]
Kerb weight1,880 kg (4,145 lb)[4][5]
PredecessorFerrari 612 Scaglietti
SuccessorFerrari GTC4Lusso




rear three-quarters view

At the time of its introduction, the Ferrari FF had the largest road-going Ferrari engine ever produced: a F140 EB 6,262 cc (6.3 L; 382.1 cu in) naturally aspirated direct injection 65° V12, which is rated at 485 kW (659 PS; 650 hp) at 8,000 rpm and 683 N⋅m (504 lb⋅ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm.[9]



The FF is equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and paddle shift system similar to the California, the 458 Italia, and the F12berlinetta.[3][13]

Four wheel drive system

The FF's suspension and braking system along with the V12 engine

The new four-wheel drive system, engineered and patented by Ferrari, is called 4RM:[14] it is around 50% lighter than a conventional system, and provides power intelligently to each of the four wheels as needed.[2] It functions only when the manettino dial on the steering wheel is in the "comfort" or "snow" positions, leaving the car most often in the traditional rear wheel drive layout.[15]

Ferrari's first use of four-wheel drive was in a prototype developed in the end of the 1980s, called the 408 4RM (abbreviation of "4.0 litre, 8 cylinder, 4 Ruote Motrici", meaning "four-wheel drive").[16][17]

This system is based around a second, simple, gearbox (gears and other components built by Carraro Engineering), taking power from the front of the engine. This gearbox (designated "power transfer unit", or PTU) has only two forward gears (2nd and 4th) plus reverse (with gear ratios 6% taller than the corresponding ratios in the main gearbox), so the system is only active in 1st to 4th gears. The connection between this gearbox and each front wheel is via independent Haldex-type clutches, without a differential.[18] Due to the difference in ratios "the clutches continually slip"[19] and only transmit, at most, 20% of the engine's torque. A detailed description of the system (based on a conversation with Roberto Fedeli, Ferrari's technical director) has been published.[15]




Ferrari FF Concept at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show

The FF shares the design language of contemporary Ferrari automobiles, including the pulled-back headlights of the 458 Italia, and the twin circular taillights seen on the 458 as well as the 599 GTB Fiorano. Designed under the direction of Lowie Vermeersch, former design director at Pininfarina, and Flavio Manzoni, Ferrari's Styling Centre,[20] work on the shooting brake concept initially started following the creation of the Sintesi show car of 2007.[21] Distinctive styling elements include a large "egg-crate" grille, defined side skirts, and four exhaust tips. The shooting brake configuration is a departure from the conventional wedge shape of modern Ferrari automobiles, and the FF has been likened to the similarly shaped 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Drogo race car. The FF's exterior design produced a drag coefficient of Cd=0.329.[22]



The shooting brake design, with its folding rear seats, gives the Ferrari FF a boot capacity of between 450 and 800 litres (16 and 28 cu ft).[3] Luxury is the main element of the interior; and the use of leather is incorporated throughout, just like the predecessors of the FF. Creature comforts like premium air conditioning, GPS navigation system, carpeting and sound system are also used.


  • Car and Driver China magazine gives the FF the title of “Most Beautiful Super Car 2011” at the Shanghai Auto Show.[23]
  • Oriental TV nominated the FF “Most Popular Imported Car Model at 2011 Shanghai Auto Show”.[23]
  • The FF won Top Gear magazine's "Estate Car of the Year 2011" award.
  • The FF won Top Gear Indian magazine's "Luxury Car of The Year 2012" award.[24]
  • According to Friday, 31 May 2013 US Department of Energy, Ferrari FF, 12 cyl., 6.3 L, Auto (AM7) is 2013 Least Fuel Efficient Car in the midsize class (the same position as the Bentley Mulsanne 8 cyl., 6.8 L, Auto (S8), with 13 mpg‑US (18 L/100 km) [25]

One-offs and specials




The Ferrari SP FFX, introduced in 2014, is a one-off based on the FF. Its most notable feature is its custom body that features a more traditional coupé rear end in place of the FF's shooting brake tail.[26] The car was commissioned by a customer in Japan and was built by Ferrari's special vehicles division to Pininfarina's design. Originally, when patent drawings surfaced online many sources thought the SP FFX was the design for the next generation Ferrari California.[27]


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