Hot off the presses, thanks to my buddy Doug for sending this along.
From The New York Times:
Its shooting brake body style, distinguished by a slightly squared-off rear end, casts the FF’s rear quarters in closer stylistic company with cars like the Alfa Romeo Brera hatchback or the BMW Z3 Coupe than with other members of Ferrari’s model range. Though its profile would suggest otherwise, the car carries only 53 percent of its weight on the rear wheels — due in no small measure to the 12-cylinder counterweight up front.
Under the FF’s hood sits a recalibrated long-stroke version of the 6-liter V-12 in Ferrari’s 599 GTB Fiorano, here displacing 6.3 liters and producing 651 horsepower at 8,000 r.p.m. (to the 599’s slightly lower 620 horsepower at 7,600 r.p.m.). Despite the clear familial link, said Matteo Sardi, a Ferrari spokesman, the FF’s V-12 should not be read as the spawn of the 599’s engine.
What is undisputed is the FF’s all-wheel-drive system, a Ferrari first. The system, called 4RM, is said to be 50 percent lighter than similar systems, and was honed in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, at Italy’s Nardo racetrack and in the more northerly latitudes of Sweden and Finland.
Original Article Here