Ferrari Almost Built a Crossover Instead of the FF, Car Now Owned by a Collector

Ferrari crossover proposal by Giugiaro 4 photos
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Whether you’re the average garage joe or a burning aficionado, the question about Ferrari building an SUV must’ve been on your lips at least once. Well, Maranello won’t be offering us such a creation anytime soon, but they were pretty damn close to the concept in the late 2000s when the FF was being prepared.
The Silver car you see in the image above could’ve taken the place of the Ferrari FF sitting next to it. While the FF is unholy enough for some, this parallel universe would’ve been even wilder, but not necessarily problematic.

When Ferrari was developing their all-wheel drive model, the company also received other submissions alongside the Pininfarina-delivered one we see in production today.

The high-riding Silver contraption you see in the image above comes from Giugiaro. While it obviously missed Maranello’s signature, you shouldn’t rush to judge it.

First of all, take a good look at the contraption in the photos published by Italian outlet Corriere della Sera. Since this wasn’t Ferrari’s own project, they couldn’t simply crush it once the drawing battle was over.

Yes, the thing has been de-badged, but it now rests in a private collection and apparently that special man who owns it like to enjoy it alongside the FF just we fancy contemplating sand flowing through an hourglass.

It does have its own appeal

Sure, it didn’t receive the green light from the Prancing Horse, but don’t rush to judge it. For one thing, the front fascia seems more focused than what we see on the FF. And that extra ground clearance means you could actually use it all year round.

The outcome

Oh well, there’s no use crying over spilt milk. Ferrari is now busy working on a serious update for the FF, while their crossover honing activities have been transferred to Maserati, which is on the brink of giving us the Levante.

As for Giugiaro, missing the contract with Ferrari didn’t exactly help the coachbuilder’s already-difficult financial situation. The company ended up being acquired by the VW Group. You know, the people who own Lamborghini.

P.S.: Since we didn’t get the generous ride height, do not try soft roading in a Ferrari FF at home.
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