The new 4wd estate Ferrari FF

The new Ferrari FF is the Prancing Horse’s replacement for the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, it will be unveiled at the 2011 Geneva motor show in March.

Built as a more usable family style Ferrari and more appealing to new customers that wouldn’t have otherwise considered a Ferrari, although don't let the four seats fool you…this is not your average family car. Prices have still not been released, although signs are leading to a price tag of £220k.

With regards to the outstanding design, the Ferrari FF was blue printed by Pininfarina, with the guidance of Ferrari’s styling chief Flavio Manzoni. It has broken tradition by offering a distinctive 2-door hatchback, as well as an extended roofline which gives it comfort from within, a design similar to that of the BMW Z3 and Z4.

Dubbed 4RM, the Ferrari FF features the Italian sports car company’s first ever four wheel drive system. Few details have so far been released although they say it is 50% lighter than a conventional four-wheel drive system. This low weight helps distribution of weight, while the advantages of four driven wheels aids traction and acceleration.

“Continuous and intelligent predictive torque distribution to all four wheels, the Ferrari FF will hit 62mph in 3.7 seconds.”

The new Ferrari FF features the company’s HELE (High Emotion, Low Emission) technology, including a stop/start system. The official release figures of 18.3mpg and 360g/km CO2 have not impressed the Greenpeace community, although the new FF is a move in the right way when compared to the 612 (13.8mpg and 470g/km).

The top speed of the new FF is 209mph, this means the FF will leave the Scaglietti standing.

Ferrari will offer a large array of personalization options and accessories, including six model-specific exterior colours and sumptuous interior trim incorporating specially selected and treated aniline leather.

Many exterior colours will be available for the newest Ferrari, including Scuderia Rosso Corsa, Avorio, Bianco, Blue Dubai, Blue California, Nero, Hanus Gold, Marrone, Blue Tour de France, Rosso Rubino, Grigio Silverstone, Rosso Mugello, Verde Zeltweg and Giallo Modena.