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Refreshed Ferrari FF Prototype Spied Testing, Turbo Power Rumored

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2/16/2015 Jason Udy
Refreshed Ferrari FF Prototype Spied Testing, Turbo Power Rumored

Ferrari’s sole family-oriented vehicle is due for a mid-cycle refresh, and our spy photographer has spotted a Ferrari FF prototype testing out in the wild. The refreshed Ferrari FF is expected to arrive for the 2016 model year.

Ferrari FF Prototype© Provided by MotorTrend Ferrari FF Prototype

While styling changes appear to be minimal, the Ferrari FF prototype features camouflage over much of the front fascia suggesting the four-passenger Italian sports car may be getting revised bumper air intakes. The additional cooling could be for a new entry-level model fitted with a version of the new 3.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 found in the Ferrari California T convertible and recently revealed Ferrari 488 GTB coupe. That engine makes 553 hp and 557 lb-ft of torque in the California T and 660 hp and 561 lb-ft in the upcoming 488 GTB. As we previously reported, forced induction will begin proliferating throughout Ferrari's lineup to help the automaker meet tightening emissions regulations.

The current model ’s 6.3-liter V-12 is expected to carry on in higher-trim FF models, and could get a power boost from its current rating of 651 hp and 504 lb-ft to more than 700 hp. The 6.3-liter in the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta makes 731 hp and 508 lb-ft. A new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission is rumored to replace the current FF’s seven-speed dual-clutch and the all-wheel drive system is also expected to be revised.

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