The Ferrari FF broke the mould for Ferrari in 2011, with what many consider to be a betrayal of the marque. But it was the most watched video of 2011 on Cars UK.
It seems the Ferrari FF – successor to the 612 Scaglietti – is something of a Marmite car. Ferrari anoraks everywhere came out of the woodwork to declare the FF a betrayal of Enzo Ferrari’s legacy and claimed it would be a big flop.
But buyers have flocked to get in to the FF, and you’ll be lucky to get your hands on one any time soon. By March of this year Ferrari had already taken orders for 1,000 FFs, and the waiting list was already 18 months.
With its shooting brake styling and four wheel drive – a Ferrari first - the FF is certainly a departure from Ferrari’s usual products. But under the skin you still get pure Ferrari, with 651bhp from its 6.3 litre V12 and the ability to scoot to 62mph in 3.7 seconds. But what you also get is the ability to carry four and the ability to take at least enough luggage for a weekend. And in rotten weather too. Unheard of in a Ferrari.
We love the FF - styling and all – and think it’s a stunning package, despite the cries of woe emanating from the Ferrarista around the world. And it seems you agree, because the Ferrari FF video we published back in February – just before the FF debuted at Geneva – has been watched by 300,000 of you.
So just in case you missed it first time round, we thought we’d give you the chance to take another look. Because unless you’re prepared to pay a premium for a new FF, it’s probably the closest you’ll get this year.
Ferrari FF Photo Gallery
(29 photos – click any thumbnail for full gallery)
Ferrari FF Official Video