Mechanically, the FF, with its innovative approach to on-demand all-wheel-drive, is everything you would expect from Ferrari. Should Ferrari have built such an all-season GT entry? It’s a debate that will go on in Ferrari circles for some time.
Video of the new Ferrari FF in action, showing this really is an all-weather, all-wheel-drive Ferrari.
Better in blue?
What the shape lacks in traditional Ferrari sexiness, it makes up in attention to detail, both inside and out. It truly is a car that looks better in person than in photographs.
The Mazda grin or something more sinister?
The 2012 Ferrari FF, despite its larger passenger cabin, is still a quick, nimble GT that has lost none of alacrity of the 612 Scaglietti it replaces. The factory reports that 0-100 km/h (62 mph) comes up in 3.7 sec. and that the car tops out at 208 mph.
Now THAT’S an entrance.
At its heart, the FF is still a Ferrari.
The 6.3-liter direct-injected V-12 sends 660 bhp (at 8000 rpm) to the wheels via a 7-speed F1 dual-clutch gearbox and the 4RM awd system. The Ferrari FF boasts excellent torque, with 504 lb.-ft. on tap at 6000 rpm.
Ferrari released some official “spy-type” shots of the FF prototype development mule being tested in the frozen northern parts of Sweden and Finland.
Video of the new 2012 Ferrari FF testing its new awd system by drifting through the snow. Is the new FF the most practical Ferrari ever?