Ferrari has been guilty of two things as far as we can see, the first is not offering a four-wheel drive model and the second is not thinking about fuel-efficiency. However, the recent unveiling of the FF has just cleared both those matters up, as this is their first ever production model that supplies power to all four wheels.
Autocar reports that the Ferrari FF will replace the ‘612 two-plus-two coupé’, some fans of that model might be feeling a little sad about that news, but the Italian carmaker does offer something in return with the FF. Yes, that’s right a Ferrari that is said to be able to not only drive on all roads but all conditions as well.
The FF will still have a V12 engine, which will produce 650bhp. What makes this car rather unique compared to other Ferrari models is its stop-start technology, which is said to improve fuel economy by 10 percent. 0-62 takes just 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 208mph; both figures are an improvement over the 612.
Chris Knapman from the Telegraph has been looking more into Ferrari’s HELE system, and informs us that fuel economy will be 18.3mpg, or 360g/km of Co2. Although this sounds like a lot, you have to remember that Ferraris of the past, like the 458 Italia have been much higher. However, there is one model of the Prancing Horse that has better fuel-economy, the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari – although not a full Ferrari though. As yet there are no price details.