New For 2014
Ferrari has no changes for the FF.
It's a Ferrari station wagon, although it comes with a drivetrain suitable for a crossover/utility vehicle. Its 6.3-liter V-12, tuned slightly differently than the F12 Berlinetta's, is coupled to two transmissions. Ferrari's familiar seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is attached to the back of the V-12, while a two-speed Power Transfer Unit sends torque to the front wheels, without heavy driveshafts or differentials. Built-in torque-vectoring capability allows the FF's computers to adjust the car's cornering attitude. The 6.3-liter is Ferrari's first direct-injected V-12, with six-into-one headers like those first used on the 599GTO. It revs to 8200 rpm and the torque peak of 504 lb-ft happens at 6000 rpm, with the first 370 lb-ft available at 1000 rpm.
A Ferrari crossover? No. Station wagon? Not quite. It's more of an F12 Berlinetta hatchback, or shooting brake. It is a family car with four large, comfortable seats; a spacious, gorgeously finished cargo space; and a front-mounted engine feeding all four wheels through two transmissions. It's the most versatile Ferrari for everyday use, and it's the one to take on your ski trip to Vail or Saint Moritz.
- High-speed all-weather capability
- Packaging versatility
You won't like:
- Polarizing styling
- Departure from traditional Ferrari image
- Complicated drivetrain
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