Transmission and vehicle dynamics
The FF delivers exhilarating Prancing Horse driving pleasure as it effortlessly copes with low grip surfaces, handles beautifully in all kinds of conditions, and delivers superb high-performance starts from a standstill even on the slipperiest, snowiest and iciest of surfaces. The coupling of its powerful V12 with the Ferrari F1 seven-speed dual clutch gearbox make it a joy to drive. Owners will be able to experience its power and sophistication on all kinds of terrain and conditions too, courtesy of Ferrari’s patented new lightweight 4RM (four-wheel drive).
The F1 dual-clutch gearbox combines the unadulterated driving pleasure of a sequential gearbox with the comfort of an automatic one. Gear-shifting times have been cut to zero and the drop-off in acceleration typically experienced with manual and electrohydraulic gearboxes has been completely eliminated. The E-Diff is now integrated into the gearbox casing itself, a solution that has helped reduce the car’s overall weight. Ferrari’s first ever four-wheel drive system actually shares a CPU with the E-Diff and F1-Trac. This fact, combined with instantaneous grip estimation on any kind of surface, guarantees perfect driveability and handling even when conditions are so poor that the rear-wheel drive can no longer send enough power to the road. This is the kind of situation drivers typically find themselves faced with on extremely slippery icy or snow-covered surfaces.