Ferrari FF: all-wheel drive beauty
The new Ferrari received four seats in the cabin and four-wheel drive. Frightened observers called this car a hypercar, pushing it forward even in that superclass that Ferrari never left. In 2011, this model was proposed as a full replacement for the older Ferrari 612. And even then it looked very impressive and for the first time they offered a 12-cylinder full-size engine with an incredible power of 651 liters for the first time. from. against the background of all-wheel drive. The need for the latter was disputed for a long time and could not understand, but the general positive impression remained.
The famous Pininfarina, led by the chief designer of Ferrari herself, the great Flavio Manzoni, developed this monster. This version of the Ferrari will be the first to receive a production engine of this type and with so many cylinders..
Ferrari FF returned to the concept of an explosive brake, which was forgotten some time ago, and again begins to gain popularity among the most powerful manufacturers, including supercars. The super engine under the hood FF has air cooling, direct injection and 12 cylinders. Such a set was previously presented in an experimental version in Enzo, but along with all-wheel drive – not yet. As designers notice, if there is such a need, power can be transmitted from the handle directly to the front wheels through a second gearbox, which is located under the engine.
FF is unlike ordinary all-wheel drive SUVs or supercars – it does not have a center differential; instead of it, as is customary for this brand – a separate rear-wheel drive, from which power is transmitted through the rear axle through a 7-speed gearbox – automatic with double clutch. And even if the driver needed the front axle, the power goes there through an additional gearbox. In addition, of the two gearboxes on the front, none has a match with the rear. To ensure that the wheel speeds did not match, two special couplings had to be put in the front box. They play the role of a differential in front, but here it is not only driven by traction, but also provides torque, which is aimed at improving handling. The advantage here is very solid: such a system allows you to create an all-wheel drive clutch, but without significant changes in the weight of the machine. Weighted the car only by 45 kg, and the lack of a differential in the front minimized low sensitivity on the steering.
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