Ferrari 612 | TheDetroitBureau.com
Detroit Bureau on Twitter

Posts Tagged ‘ferrari 612’

First Look: Ferrari FF

A practical Ferrari?

by on Mar.01, 2011

Ferrari goes practical with the new FF.

A practical Ferrari?  If the very concept doesn’t scare you off, read on for more about the Italian automaker’s newest offering, which is making its world premiere at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

There will be plenty who view the new Ferrari FF as an oxymoron, no doubt.  But there’s no question the maker from Maranello wanted to do more than just evolve the outgoing 612.  Instead, it has come up with a wagon, er hatchback, er shooting brake.  Well, expect a lot of different descriptions to apply to what might be thought of as Ferrari’s interpretation of the Porsche Panamera.

In the Know!

While the looks might take a while to grow on you, the new FF otherwise lives up to its pedigree.  It’s the most powerful 4-seater the Italian marque has ever produced, a direct-injects 6.3-liter V12 under the FF’s long, low hood, churning out 651 horsepower and 504 lb-ft of torque.  You’ll see 60 in less than 3.7 seconds, Ferrari claims, on the way to a top speed of 208 mph.

(more…)

First Look: Ferrari FF

AWD offering from the prancing pony replaces Scaglietti 612.

by on Jan.21, 2011

Going where no Ferrari has gone before? The new 4-seat, 4-wheel-drive Ferrari FF.

We’ll skip the references to BMW’s quirky Z Coupe, of a few years back, and just note that the new Ferrari FF is a distinctive looking entry into the Italian maker’s line-up, one that is likely to generate some very polarizing opinions even before it rolls into showrooms.

The most powerful 4-seater the company has ever produced, the name is a double acronym, short for both Ferrari Four, and Ferrari Four-wheel-drive.

The replacement for the outgoing Scaglietti 612, the new Ferrari FF, says the maker, “represents not so much an evolution as a true revolution.”

That starts with the direct-injects 6.3-liter V* under the FF’s long, low hood, which churns out 651 horsepower and 504 lb-ft of torque.  You’ll see 60 in less than 3.7 seconds, Ferrari claims, on the way to a top speed of 208 mph.

(more…)