Earlier this week an invitation was sent out by Ferrari to attend a special debut event for an unknown new model. It was suspected to be for the updated version of the FF, and now thanks to a new report from Autocar, we can all but confirm the suspicions to be true.
The report indicated the 2016 Ferrari FF will debut at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on February 15th in Lake Como, Italy. Camouflaged test mules of the front-engine all-wheel drive V12 supercar were seen last year, hinting at the eventual arrival of an updated version.
Some minor styling tweaks are in store for the updated FF, as are revisions to its powertrain. The 651 horsepower 6.3-liter V12 engine is expected to receive an increase in power, while the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission may be replaced with an eight-speed. Changes to the all-wheel drive system may also employed.
Industry rumors have also pointed to Ferrari making the twin-turbocharged V8 from the California T and 488 GTB available in the FF. This would offer a more fuel-efficient alternative to the V12 engine (important as emissions standards tighten) and would help keep the car fresh in its final four-years of life.
Check back for more info on the 2016 Ferrari FF when it debuts on February 15.