Patent filings have given us clues on Ferrari’s new four wheel drive system for front engine models like the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (picture shown above) and Maserati’s Quattroporte and Coupe models.

The four wheel drive system employs a CV joint and oil bath clutch which sends power to the front wheels when needed in poor traction conditions. The system sends power to the front wheels on third gear, which is when skids are likely to happen. In gears higher than third, front wheel traction is limited to 20-30 second bursts to prevent overheating of the system.

Still no clue to whether there will be a Ferrari SUV.