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At $300000USD, the 2012 Ferrari FF is an AWD super sedan powered by a 6.3L V8 that generates 651hp and 504 lb-ft of torque. On the technology side, “a single CPU melds and masterminds Ferrari’s patented 4RM four-wheel-drive system; dual-clutch, seven-speed F1 gearbox; and the F1 Trac traction control and E-Diff electronic rear differential that estimate grip in real time to deliver maximum power to the pavement.” Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a Fifth Gear review. Here’s the bottom line:

As for that performance, Ferrari engineers and executives took pains to position the AWD system as strictly a sixth man. Yet those front wheels can help shave about 0.3 tenths of a second from the FF’s 0-60 time during a launch-control start.

[via PopSciSeriousWheels]