Meet the New Ferrari FF

Wow. The new Ferrari FF looks amazing! Below is the press release issued by Ferrari on their latest engineering masterpiece.

Maranello, 21st January 2011 – The official Prancing Horse web site, Ferrari.com, has revealed the first photographs of the Ferrari FF, the company’s most powerful, versatile four-seater ever, as well as its first ever four-wheel drive car.

The FF – an acronym for Ferrari Four (four seats and four-wheel drive) – ushers in an entirely new GT sports car concept. A decisive break with the past, the new car represents not so much an evolution as a true revolution. This new V12 melds to an unprecedented level an extremely sporty, high-performance character with incredible versatility, superb comfort and sophisticated elegance, guaranteeing both driver and passengers an absolutely unique driving experience.

Designed by Pininfarina, the shape and proportions perfectly interpret the FF’s harmonious blend of sporting DNA and extraordinary usability. The FF features the company’s first ever four-wheel drive system. Ferrari’s exclusive, patented 4RM (four-wheel drive) weighs 50 per cent less than a conventional four-wheel drive system, maintaining perfect weight distribution (53 per cent over the rear axle). Completely integrated with the car’s electronic dynamic control systems, the four-wheel drive technology delivers record levels of performance on all terrains and in all conditions via continuous and intelligent predictive torque distribution to all four wheels.

The FF is also equipped with the latest magnetorheological damping system (SCM3), as well as the most recent development in carbon-ceramic brakes from Brembo. Exceptional performance levels come courtesy of the new 6,262 cc direct injection engine which develops 660 CV at 8,000 rpm. In tandem with its transaxle dual-clutch F1 gearbox, stunning acceleration figures (0-100 km/h in 3.7 sec.) are guaranteed. The new model’s class-leading weight-to-power ratio of 2.7 kg/CV, along with its ideal weight distribution, ensures exceptionally responsive handling. The result is that owners will be able to enjoy the FF’s prowess over a wide range of uses: city driving, on low grip or snow-covered surfaces and on the track.

Performance aside, Maranello’s latest model also offers standards of passenger space, comfort, in-car spec and equipment previously unheard of in such a high-performance car. It can comfortably accommodate four people and their luggage, thanks to the best cabin space and boot capacity (450 litres extendable to 800) figures in its category, including four-door cars.

A vast array of personalisation options and accessories has been developed for the FF. These include six model-specific exterior colours and sumptuous interior trim incorporating specially selected and treated aniline leather. T

he FF, which will make its official debut in occasion of the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, is presented today with the first three photos from a dedicated shoot by Giovanni Gastel.

  

Article Source: Ferrari.com

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Tour the Ferrari factory in Maranello Italy

A rare look inside the The Ferrari factory in Maranello Italy. Learn about the unique way they build each new Ferrari as a customized piece of art according to buyer’s specifications.

    

Visit a Ferrari dealership to see one of these world class cars up close.

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John Lennon’s 1965 Ferrari 330 GT To Be Auctioned

John Lennon was 25 years old and already very famous when he first got his driver’s license.  Upon passing his drivers test, he made a 1965 Ferrari 330 GT2+2 his first car. And on February 5th, at Bonham’s Paris sale of Motor Cars at the Grand Palais, the former Beatles’ legendary 1965 used Ferrari could be yours.

When Lennon got his driver’s license in 1965 it was such a massive news story that every high end automaker sent a representative to Lennon’s home to try to pedal their high-priced wares. Lennon perused this mass of exotics and eventually chose a French Racing Blue 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 priced roughly at $3,100. Two months later Lennon purchased a Rolls-Royce Phantom Limo and a Mini to complete his collection.

Lennon was quoted as saying that his Rolls Royce was for relaxing, the Mini for pottering about in, and the Ferrari was for zoom. Evidently, Lennon had enough zoom in his life as by November of 1965, Lennon’s opalescent silver blue Ferrari went up for sale with roughly 3,000 miles on the odometer. According to the appraisers at Bonham’s, this car has a present value of $155,000 – 220,000 so if you are the world’s biggest Beatles fan (or a Ferrari/exotic car collector) and you want to have a remarkable piece of automotive history, plan your trip to Bonham’s of Paris for February 5th.

And you should keep in mind that the present value of the car is only value and a guideline for the bidding. This legendary Ferrari could sell for well above its present value.

Source: torquenews.com

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The One and Only Matte Red Ferrari 599 GTO


A collector has a new Ferrari addition to his fabulous fleet – an exclusive matte red 599 GTO. Described to “the first and last red matte Ferrari 599 GTO” to come from the factory, Ferrari president Luca de Montezemolo pleased with the outcome gave his signature.

This GTO features a 6.0-liter V12 engine with 661 hp (493 kW / 670 PS) and 457 lb-ft (619 Nm) of torque. It enables the 1495 kg (3295 lb) supercar to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.35 seconds and hit a top speed of 208 mph (335 km/h). The GTO will certainly draw attention, but our mystery man is probably best known for owning an insane Enzo-based Gemballa MIG-U1.

Source: worldcarfans

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GEMBALLA Makes Ferrari Enzo Based Car

GEMBALLA is branching out and creating 25 MIG-U1 sportscars based on the Ferrari Enzo. Its V12 powerplant now makes it 700hp.

Other features include the new front skirt  spoiler lip that generates up to 77 lbs of additional downforce and there are door extensions to the diffuser and rear spoiler. All wheel-houses take advantage of the extensive cooling system to keep the brakes within optimum temperatures. There is a rear flap that lowers itself at speeds of over 75mph. Fresh air goes into the engine bay through air inlets located behind the doors and on the roof. Overall, the car is now 3 inches wider up front and 3.9 inches wider at the back.

The car is so low it almost kisses the ground, but to facilitate runs over normal obstacles like speed bumps, an electro-hydraulic height-adjustment system that can lift it up by 1.7 inches is an available option. Wheels are 10×19 inch forged rims at the front and 13×20 inch at the back.

The interior features satellite navigation, a DVD changer, an iPod connection, a 7-inch touch screen and a 950-Watt amplifier for the sound. Most interesting is that GEMBALLA promises that no two of the 25 planned MIG-U1 production models will be exactly the same.

Source: WorldCarFans

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Ferrari Road Racer Loses Car

One North Vancouver driver learned the hard way that cirme doesn’t pay after a 200-km/h race up Mount Seymour in September cost him a $235,000 Ferrari. The 2008 Ferrari Scuderia, which was forfeited after the RCMP stopped the race and was sold to a local dealership. The second car in the race, a 2008 BMW M6, was to be auctioned on the province’s B.C. Auction website.

The Italian sports car is the most expensive vehicle impounded by the province since B.C.’s civil forfeiture legislation was introduced in 2006. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the sale went to a relative of the driver listed as the owner of the vehicle. The un-named Ferrari driver gets 30% and the province cashed in on the remainder.

The Ferrari driver was clocked doing 200-km in a 60-km/h zone and police say the racers narrowly missed a mother walking her two children. “Our laws now work to take vehicles away from reckless drivers before they hurt someone because they are demonstrating no regard for the safety of themselves or others on our roads,” said solicitor general Rich Coleman in a statement. At the time, the street racers each received immediate 15 day driving bans and both cars were impounded.

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How Ferrari Cars Have Changed

Watch this pictorial history of and the transformation of Ferrari cars through the years.

http://www.youtube.com/v/wR9OjF6dJ1I?fs=1&hl=en_US

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