Ferrari FF

Ferrari FF

The Ferrari FF



The FF: The Ferrari Four

Four as in four-wheel drive. Four as in four comfortable seats that cocoon the driver and occupants alike. A four seater changing the GT sports car concept.

The FF's styling, created by Pininfarina, is completely new in every sense of the word.

Unlike a conventional four-wheel drive system fitted to a front-engined car, it allows the retention of the traditional mid-front engine architecture, with rear transaxle connected to the engine by a single driveshaft. Added to this is the new Power Transfer Unit or PTU for the front wheels, which is connected directly to the engine and located over the front axle.

This layout permits:

  • 50% saving in weight compared to a traditional four-wheel drive system. This greatly benefits the FF's weight-to-power ratio and thus its performance;
  • a low centre of gravity to be maintained and the retention of Ferrari's sports car weight distribution with more than 50% of weight over the rear axle despite it being a front-engined car.


The PTU is the main mechanical component of the 4RM and manages the difference between the engine and wheel speeds. It also controls the amount of torque sent to the front wheels in general and distributes it between left and right as required. The PTU gets its power and torque directly from the crankshaft through a system of gearbox ratios.

Two independent carbon-fibre oil-bath wet multi-plate clutch packs then vector the torque to a half-shaft connected to each front wheel. Thus, there is no mechanical connection between rear and front axles as they are linked to two completely independent traction systems. This means the FF can be rear-wheel drive-only so that none of the exhilarating driving pleasure associated with this kind of car is lost.

Lastly, the multi-disc clutches also deal with the different speeds of rotation between the front and rear axles, and between the individual front wheels, fulfilling the function of the centre and front differentials in a traditional 4WD system.

Furthermore, the front clutches are completely independent and have torque vectoring functions to allow different amounts of torque to be sent to the left and right wheels. The amount of torque transmitted is controlled by closing the disc packs in the individual clutches.

The PTU is also very compact (barely 170 mm long) and extremely light with the result that the 4RM weighs 50% less than a conventional 4WD system.

The hydraulic gear and clutch actuation system is integrated into the PTU, as with the F1 Dual Clutch gearbox, and this delivers absolutely blistering gear-shifting times and thus improved system responsiveness.


Specification

Engine


  • Type V12 - 65°
  • Total displacement 382.13 cu in (6262 cc)
  • Bore and Stroke 3.70 x 2.96 in (94 mm x 75,2 mm)
  • Maximum Power** 486 kW - 660 CV at 8.000 rpm
  • Maximum Torque 683 Nm - 504 lbft( 70 kg)m at 6.000 rpm
  • Maximum revs per minute 8000 rpm
  • Specific Output 77 kW/litre - 105 CV/litre
  • Compression ratio 12.3:1

Tyres & Rims


  • Front 245/35 ZR 20 8.5 J x 20"
  • Rear 295/35 ZR 20 10.5 J x 20"
  • Rear Winter 285/35 ZR20 10.5 J x 20"

Dimensions & Weight


  • Length 193.2 in (4907 mm)
  • Width 76.9 in (1953 mm)
  • Height 54.3 in (1379 mm)
  • Wheelbase 117.7 in (2990 mm)
  • Front track 66.0 in (1676 mm)
  • Rear track 65.4 in (1660 mm)
  • Kerb weight* 4145 lb (1880 kg)
  • Dry weight* 3946 lb (1790 kg)
  • Weight distribution 47% front - 53% rear
  • Boot capacity 15.9 cu ft (450 l)

    Performance


    • Maximum speed 208 mph (335 km/h)
    • 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) 3.7 sec
    • 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) 11 sec
    • 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) 114.8 ft (35 m)

    Fuel Consumption & Emissions


    • Fuel consumption 15.4 l/100km
    • CO2 Emission 360 g/km