First Ferrari FF in Japan Sold in Charity Auction

The Italian embassy in Tokyo (Japan) yesterday hosted a charity auction intended to raise money for the city of Ishinomaki, which was severely hit by the earthquake in Japan in March 2011. This initiative is a first and was also used to celebrate the first 35 years of Ferrari in Japan.

The event attracted over 200 clients and collectors of the Ferrari brand, who placed their bids on some shirts, signed by the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, and the first FF on the Japanese market.

The FF was won at the auction by an architect from Tokyo, Masaharu Seno. Overall, the auction raised more than EUR500,000, which will be used by Ferrari to build a school for the children of Ishinomaki.

The FF is an acronym for Ferrari Four, which means it is the company’s most powerful four-seat ever, as well as its first ever four-wheel drive car.

Under the bonnet of the FF, you’ll find a new 6.262 cc direct-injection engine coupled with a seven-speed F1 dual-clutch gearbox, and capable of unleashing 660 hp at 8,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 683 Nm (504 lb.ft.) at 6,000 rpm with 500 Nm (369 lb.ft.) already available at just 1,000 rpm. This allows the FF to cover the 0-100 km/h (0-62mph) sprint in 3.7 seconds and go on to a top speed of 335 km/h (208 mph).

This Prancing Horse has a fuel consumption rated at just 15.4 l/100km (15 mpg), and CO2 emissions at 360 g/km, thanks in part to the HELE (High Emotions-Low Emissions) System which incorporates Stop&Start technology.
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