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Ferrari opened its first Tailor–Made Centre of Asia Pacific in Shanghai and in order to celebrate this event the Italian manufacturer unveiled two special V12 models. The two special Tailor–Made V12 flagship models that share the brand spirit in Chinese way are the F12berlinetta Polo Edition and the FF Dressage Edition.
Wearing the Year of the Horse logo on the steering wheel and centre console, the F12berlinetta Polo Edition and FF Dressage Edition are inspired by horse racing which is perfectly integrated with the art of Ferrari Tailor- Made.
The Ferrari F12berlinetta Polo Edition is inspired by the polo and customized to showcase the power and speed. It comes with a body painted in a Bianco Italia Opaco colour with special navy blue stripes on the bonnet.Read the entire article Ferrari debuts the F12berlinetta Polo Edition and the FF Dressage Edition
Former World Rally Champion Markku Alen rose to the challenge of driving a Ferrari FF through a forest track totally covered in snow. A video of this event is available on Ferrari.com. Markku Alen drove the 12-cylinder FF on the highly difficult Arjeplog track, in Northern Sweden, located around 100 km to the South of the Artic Circle.
This FF features a very innovative 4RM four-wheel drive system that has caught the attention of the international press and clients.
One of those who had been in high praises of the FF is Finnish ice track specialist Markku Alen who had won the 1978 World Rally Championship. The 14km "Forest" track consists of difficult corners and steep inclines while being as cold as -15° to -30° Celsius.Read the entire article Video: Markku Alen shows how a Ferrari FF should be driven in the snow
The two Scuderia Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa have engaged in a most unusual parallel slalom race, with the snow-capped mountains of Madonna di Campiglio in the backdrop. They went head to head through the gates at the wheel of two Ferrari FFs, which is the revolutionary four-seater four-wheel-drive Prancing Horse vehicle.
The vehicle proved to be very entertaining as they drove on the slopes of the demanding hills and as they undertook endless changes of direction laid out on the downhill slalom course.
Alonso and Massa were able to safely handle the 660 horsepower V12 in the very low grip environment due to the essential 4WD traction system. This system deals with the frequently changing and variable amount of torque on each wheel independently, with fully integrated electronic control systems.Read the entire article Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa race on snow with latest Ferrari FF
Last year we had the Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, but this year it appears that Neiman Marcus has something more expensive in its annual Christmas Book featuring gifts for the holidays: this is the Ferrari FF Neiman Marcus Edition. Priced at $375,000 the Ferrari FF Neiman Marcus Edition is with $75k more expensive than the standard version but, as expected, there are few things that make it unique.
First of all, the car will get a unique exterior colors called Grigio Caldo while the interior has a semianiline leather with a matching custom luggage set.
Moreover, the FF comes with Ferrari’s seven-year maintenance plan but also with the ticket at the 2012 Ferrari Winter Driving Experience in Aspen. And to make things even more interesting, the Ferrari FF Neiman Marcus Edition will be limited to just 10 units.Read the entire article Ferrari FF Neiman Marcus Edition is the perfect gift for this Christmas
A couple of months after the Ferrari FF was unveiled, it was allowed to be test-driven and one of those who reviewed the radical four-seater is Jason H. Harper of Bloomberg News. Last January, Ferrari announced that the $300,000 FF would be its first-ever four-wheel-drive model. Harper got behind the wheel of this V-12-powered vehicle and drove into the Dolomite mountains of northern Italy.
He took the Ferrari FF through several thickly stacked switchbacks and steered it uphill while pressing on the gas to engage the fwd.
Harper claims that on a particularly sharp turn, he only heard a slight chirp in the tires. He then brought the FF further up the hill at a speed of around 100kph. The FF is mostly quiet except for the howl of the front-mounted 651-hp motor.Read the entire article Ferrari FF continues to impress in test-drives
Ferrari SpA, Fiat SpA’s most profitable unit, will target wealthy families and golf bag- toting sports-car enthusiasts when it introduces the four-seat FF, the first Ferrari with four-wheel drive.Ferrari aims to build 800 of the FF annually, with the first year of production already sold out, Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo said in Geneva today.
The car will be priced at 260,000 euros ($359,000).“Four-wheel drive is a revolution for Ferrari,” said Fabio Barone, 38, chairman of the Passione Rossa owners’ club, who has two Ferraris. “You can finally drive a real Ferrari, with its extreme performance, to take your family skiing.
”Supercar sales are growing amid renewed optimism in the finance industry after the U.S. economy expanded 2.9 percent last year, the most in five years. U.S. sales of the world’s most expensive cars, a category that includes Ferraris and spans sticker prices from $200,000 to $400,000, may surge 146 percent this year after dropping 40 percent in 2010, according to Lexington, Massachusetts-based IHS Automotive. Lamborghini unveiled its Aventador supercar at the Geneva Motor Show.Read the entire article Ferrari FF, Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 sold out for the first year of production
The four-seat FF, the first Ferrari with four-wheel drive, is targeted at wealthy families and at sports-car enthusiasts who need big trunk space. Ferrari S.p.A., Fiat S.p.A.'s most profitable unit, launched this car at the Geneva Auto Show. The 660hp FF, which stands for Ferrari Four, has a price tag of 260,000 euros ($359,000).
It can sprint from zero to 100 kilometers (62 miles) an hour in just 3.7 seconds. According to Fabio Barone, chairman of the Passione Rossa owners' club and the owner of two Ferraris, four-wheel drive is a “revolution for Ferrari owners.”
He said that the FF offers extreme performance but it can also be used for a family skiing trip. He said that supercar sales are increasing along with the renewed optimism in the finance industry after the U.S. economy grew 2.9% last year -- the most in five years.Read the entire article 2011 Geneva Auto Show: 2012 Ferrari FF shows its interior
Ferrari released some additional photographs of the new four-seater, the FF (Ferrari Four -- four seats and four-wheel drive), in action on snow. This was made in response to the tremendous interest that the new FF has received as well as the requests to see the car in movement. Ferrari added these images of an advanced prototype and a final model to what the company has published in recent weeks.
In just the last few weeks, the video for the model has gotten hundreds of thousands of clicks registered on Ferrari website and other Ferrari channels on Youtube and Facebook. The FF is expected to usher in an entirely new GT sports car concept.
In fact, the new car represents not so much an evolution as a true revolution. Pininfarina designed the FF, which features the company’s first ever four-wheel drive system. The weight of Ferrari’s exclusive, patented 4RM (four-wheel drive) is 50 percent less than a conventional four-wheel drive system, achieving perfect weight distribution (53 percent over the rear axle).Read the entire article 2012 Ferrari FF: more photos revealed
Ferrari unveiled today the new FF a.k.a. its most powerful four-seater ever, as well as its first ever four-wheel drive car. FF comes from Ferrari Four (four seats and four-wheel drive) and as expected, the impressive design was made by Pininfarina. The new FF features company’s first ever four-wheel drive system dubbed 4RM (four-wheel drive), which weighs 50 per cent less than a conventional four-wheel drive system, maintaining perfect weight distribution (53 per cent over the rear axle).
The new vehicle is also equipped with the latest magnetorheological damping system (SCM3) but also with the most recent development in carbon-ceramic brakes from Brembo.
Under the hood, we find an impressive 6,262 cc direct injection engine which develops 660 hp @ 8,000 rpm and 683 Nm of torque. Mated to a dual-clutch F1 gearbox,, the car can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 335 km/h or 208 mph.Read the entire article Ferrari FF: official details, photos and specs
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