2016 Ferrari FF Coupe Redesign, Specs and Review

Recent reports said the the 2016 Ferrari FF Coupe will get mid-cycle changes which will benefit the car with more power, revised design styling and more engine options. It is being said that the current model’s V12 engine will generate more power as high as 700 hp, way more powerful the the current 660 hp. Also, the mid updates will add the latest electronic management systems to the four-wheel drive system. A new entry level model will be very likely, it will be powered by a turbocharged V8 engine.

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First launched in 2011, the FF is expected to have a raft of engineering and wardrobe updates – and is likely to spawn a second V8 derivative.

Powertrain

On the powertrain front, the 48-valve 6.3-litre V12 will be tweaked for more power, with output rising from 660 hp to around 700 hp. Power will again be sent to all four wheels, but the current seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission is likely to be junked in favour of an eight-speed unit. The new transmission should deliver improved performance and, thanks to a tall top gear, better fuel economy.

To further boost the sales volume of the unique all-wheel drive 2+2-seater, Ferrari is expected to offer an ‘entry-level’ FF powered by a twin-turbo V8, borrowed from little brothers the California T and new 2015 Ferrari M458-T.

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Exterior

Perhaps even more significant are the design changes planned to make the FF shooting-brake/coupe hybrid visually more appealing. Although Ferrari must keep sheet metal changes to a minimum, the idea is to create a new less upright fastback look for a sportier and more elegant stance.

Ferrari is wedded to aluminium structures, but it will increasingly turn to composites in certain areas. To keep the centre of gravity as low to the ground as possible, plastics will be used primarily above the beltline.
Carbonfibre roofs are a distinct possibility, as are composite hang-on panels and integrated lightweight air deflection elements masterminded by small hydraulic actuators. Yep, the FF is going high-tech all right.

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Interior

It’s not clear how far Ferrari will go in sprucing up the interior, but as with lesser models from the house of the prancing horse, the audio system will be compatible with Apple’s CarPlay smartphone mirroring technology.

Long-term, what is going to happen to the FF, the most leftfield of Ferraris? Good question. While the heavily modified version might get an extended lease of life, the string-pullers are debating on whether to venture into four-seater coupe territory (think 400/412 reinvented), or to develop a more practical new door concept on an unchanged footprint.

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Release Date and Price

The 2016 Ferrari FF will appear sometime in 2015 as 2016 model year. As for pricing, TopSpeed expects that the coupe will start from $300,000, fair enough for a ferrari car. Anyway, keep coming back here since we will update you with more details.

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