Ferrari’s models may be included in that category of cars that have never felt the cold metal of an official crash testing structure, but the carmaker is aware of future safety standards and has built the FF’s chassis to be able to cope with these.
2015 will see the vehicle safety regulations become considerably fiercer and Ferrari is telling us that the aluminum chassis of the FF already meets these. When it comes to rigidity, the chassis of the FF outperforms its that of its predecessor, the 612 Scaglietti, by six percent, despite being lighter.
But the FF’s premier safety feature is it’s four-wheel drive system. Ferraris have some of the most complex electronic driving aids -the processing capacity, speed of operation, modulation and hardware response is incredible.
However, since this setup usually comes in a rear-wheel drive configuration, it can only limit the effects of placing so much power on the shoulders of the rear axe. When it comes to the FF, the systems no longer have to fight the laws of physics. This 660 hp Ferrari can easily be driven in the cold season, with or without snow on the road.
If you use the correct Manettino modes, the vehicle shows no sign of oversteer, even when you’re driving hard on low-grip surfaces. This gives you a sense of security that changes the entire driving experience - you’ll find yourself relaxed in your seat in moments that would’ve otherwise seen you in the exact opposite mood.
In terms of safety features though, the Ferrari FF doesn’t offer anything that stands out. There are features such as front and side airbags, LED daytime running lights, a tire pressure monitoring system and parking sensors. In fact, when it comes to parking, there is one exception to the aforementioned statement, as the FF can be gifted with an array of cameras as an option.
The Ferrari FF manages to provide a feeling that gives you the necessary mental comfort to want to take your family with you inside the car.Continue reading