(autoinsidernews) - Ferrari has developed an four-wheel drive system, which the automaker is calling insertable 4Г-4вЂі, to maximize the performance capability of its futire sports cars under any conditions, according Italiaspeed reports. The Ferrari four-wheel drive system will only be activated if the computer senses a loss of traction, a slide or excessive wheel-spin.
Unlike the full-time all-wheel drive systems used by Lamborghini and Audi, the Ferrari system would typically operate with all power going to the rear wheels only, engaging the front wheels only when needed. A computer-controlled clutch determines when to activate the front wheels. The Ferrari four-wheel drive system was designed to remove the traditional disadvantages of a permanent all-wheel drive, primarily the loss of engine torque, reports Trend.
Ferrari has designed its four-wheel drive system to work with both its mid-engine and front-engine cars, according to the report.