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    I realize it's not new but I passed a Ferrari FF on the home way from work yesterday. What a beautiful car! A direct-injected 6.3L V12 putting out 650HP and 500lb-ft of torque AND four wheel drive. Top that with the gorgeous (to me, at least) styling of Ferrari and I'd say time for an upgrade from the WRX. But at over 10x the price, it may be a while.

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    a +1 wont do it... x10?

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    If I recall from Top Gear UK it has a very wonky AWD that makes it a PITA to drive fast in slippery stuff and it cuts to RWD in 5th gear which caused the Stig to wipe out.

    I'd take a 458 though.
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    Yeah the FF uses front Crankshaft drive for the FWD instead of a center diff or transfer case. Neat idea, we drive things off the crankshaft all the time in the heavy truck world, but it looked like the FF had way too many parts in the system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    If I recall from Top Gear UK it has a very wonky AWD that makes it a PITA to drive fast in slippery stuff and it cuts to RWD in 5th gear which caused the Stig to wipe out.

    I'd take a 458 though.
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    Interesting about the AWD issues/concerns. Regardless, I found it to be a beautiful car.
    Couldn't say no to a 458 either. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    Yeah the FF uses front Crankshaft drive for the FWD instead of a center diff or transfer case. Neat idea, we drive things off the crankshaft all the time in the heavy truck world, but it looked like the FF had way too many parts in the system.
    Yeah, it's an interesting way to keep the engine low and pushed back toward the center of the car, but it's complicated system, and they had to make some sacrifices to get it to work.

    In the heavy truck world, you're talking about PTO-type stuff, correct? Do any heavy trucks have an AWD system like this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

    In the heavy truck world, you're talking about PTO-type stuff, correct? Do any heavy trucks have an AWD system like this?
    A front crankshaft PTO, not transmission PTO. Same concept as the FF. Essentially the crankshaft has a bolted flange that you can hook an accessory to. In our case we drive a front hydraulic pump in certain applications.
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