Not many years have passed since the hyper performance car world decided to stop offering hopelessly impractical machines. The high power is now easier to live with and the company that sits at the forefront of this development has to be Ferrari. Just like in an F1 championship, there is also a drivers’ title alongside the constructor’s one and this goes to the FF. When it comes to balancing comfort with thrills behind the wheel, the FF can walk on a string.
While a Ferrari 458
can be incredibly easy to drive, the FF takes the usability to a whole new level, displaying it over a much wider spectrum of driving situations - what we have here is the best part of this Grand Tourer.
Thanks to the “4”s hidden in its name - four seats and four-wheel drive - it’s also versatile and safe to drive in any conditions.
The engineers have outdone themselves here, gifting the FF with a staggering technical complexity and making it work perfectly in the real world.
The Ferrari FF is the right car at the right time - it’s always the perfect moment for such an accomplished machine to be launched.
Of course, that’s not to say that the Ferrari Four is perfect. Its interior is spacious, but a bit more room in the back would’ve meant that four adults can ride in it no matter how long the journey is, whereas now medium journeys are the limit.
There are also other details that could be sharpened up, such as the infotainment, which does its job well, but doesn’t match the FF’s level of brilliance.
The worst part of the Ferrari FF is its accessibility, or rather lack of it. Its V12 engine may be docile when needed, but is still makes the car complicated to use in the city due to the fuel consumption. It also pushes its MSRP to a painful $298,750, or EUR265.026 plus VAT if you want to drive it on the Old Continent.
Nevertheless, the Ferrari’s FF is good that if we lived in an alternate world where the brand didn’t have a reputation, this model could build one for it.Continue reading