Expect to see Ferraris in unexpected places doing unexpected things because deliveries of the remarkable Ferrari FF to the New Zealand market has started.
While the Ferrari FF does everything expected of a Ferrari and then some – true supercar performance, exceptional handling and road holding and a sound like no mere mortal car – the spacious interior of the Ferrari FF, with room for four people and up to 800 litres of luggage space will enable Ferrari owners to travel on holidays and weekends away in their new supercar. Equally, the unique four wheel drive system fitted to the Ferrari FF means that dirt, snow and ice, let alone wet roads hold no fear for the Ferrari FF owner.
This means that the Ferrari FF is more than capable of taking four people and luggage for a long weekend or a couple for a long holiday. Their destination may be a snow-bound lodge in the Snowy Mountains or Queenstown or a beach house or vineyard at the end of dirt road, either way, the Ferrari FF will complete the journey with supercar performance and with comfort. Equally the Ferrari FF enables owners to follow activities and hobbies with their Ferrari, with the spacious boot able to take two complete golf club sets with ease or a complete scuba outfit, or even a mountain bike, skis or a small surfboard. And, of course, the four wheel drive system will enable easier access to the places where those activities take place. The flexibility of the Ferrari FF also means it is just of capable meeting the demands of family life.
"The Ferrari FF is, quite simply, the most useable and versatile supercar built by Ferrari," says Kevin Wall, General Manager of European Automotive Imports, the official Ferrari importer in Australia and New Zealand. "The Ferrari FF will enable owners to enjoy their supercars in places and under conditions previously unthinkable for cars that offer the performance provided by the Ferrari FF."
The Ferrari FF is a four-seater that utterly changes the whole GT sports car concept, hailing nothing short of a revolution in the auto world. Even the most cursory glance at the FF's sleek, Pininfarina-penned super model profile will tell you that.
For New Zealand customers, the Ferrari FF is priced at $635,000 excluding, delivery and dealer costs, again a reduction compared to the Ferrari 612, in this case a figure of $35,000.
Drive it - anywhere, anytime, in any weather or road conditions – and it’s clear why it’s so radical. It may be a car that has elegance, beauty and art in its soul, but there is much, much more to the FF than sophisticated allure. It was designed specifically to tackle the toughest, most complex and ambitious of driving challenges. The kind of challenges that the most uncompromising and discerning drivers will want undertake in a Ferrari FF. Drivers that demand their cars give of their all. Effortlessly. Regardless of weather or surface.
The FF will more than match anything that's asked of it because it is quite simply the most versatile car ever produced by the pens, computers, monkey wrenches and milling machines of the Prancing Horse technicians, engineers, designers and mechanics.
The FF: a name, as we said, inspired by the car's four generous, body-hugging seats and, more significantly, the new Prancing Horse-patented four-wheel drive system. Purists will be overjoyed to know that it is still the rear wheels that actually provide the power, with torque being transferred only to the front axle when required and even then intelligently and predicatively distributed to all four wheels. Yet another reason why this is the most versatile Ferrari ever built.
But take note: the FF is also the most exclusive GT on the market, the very pinnacle of achievement in the 'extreme GT' segment, the most powerful four-seater in the world. It has it all: exceptional, class-topping performance that pushes its signature Ferrari thoroughbred DNA and driving pleasure to the utmost, regardless of weather or terrain. Even on snow, ice and dirt.
The FF also sets a new benchmark in terms of sheer innovation: it is the first four-wheel drive V12 with a rear-mounted electronic differential, the E-Diff.
The Ferrari-patented four-wheel drive system is unique and also integrated with the new generation F1-Trac traction control developed specifically for the track. The FF is also the first and only V12 in the world to sport the seven-speed dual-clutch F1 gearbox with 20% more power output and 25% lower fuel consumption. It offers four occupants superb in-car comfort with wraparound seats and absolutely unprecedented cabin and luggage space for a car in its category.
The FF’s architecture too ticks all the boxes with authentic sports car driving dynamics, braking and suspension. It also boasts the best weight-power ratio ever achieved, thanks in part to the fact that its patented four-wheel drive system is just 50% the weight of a traditional version. Style-wise, the FF is sculptural yet streamlined: it has an innovative shooting brake shape, modern styling cues, and third millennium aerodynamic and conceptual solutions to underscore its sporty stance. It is also unique on several levels: for instance, the paints used for its livery were specifically designed for it and the leathers that adorn its interiors have been given an innovative treatment to enhance their natural beauty.
The FF is tailored to perfection to suit the exclusive style of its owner. It's as much a car for day-to-day driving as it is for extraordinarily unique occasions.
A car you can drive alone or share on a road trip with three other occupants; a car to take it easy in or really push to the limits.
A Ferrari that demands to be driven
A Ferrari in which to test your demand for performance
A dream car