So you’re a fan of the prancing horse badge, but you’re in the mood to take your Ferrari up a ski slope, and you want to be able to see the stars from your driver’s seat. Normally we’d say that you’re out of luck, but it turns out Ferrari’s FF has just the thing: a new glass-roof option.
Ferrari’s FF has always been a bit of an oddball in the Ferrari range, thanks in part to its shooting brake exterior and its unusual four-wheel drive system (which uses two transmissions to power all four wheels). But this oddity has enough power to hush the naysayers, with 660 hp and 503 lb-ft of torque coming from a 6.3-liter V-12 engine.
Ferrari put the FF on the stand at this year’s Paris Motor Show next to the F12berlinetta, 458 Italia, and a piece of the upcoming replacement for the Ferrari Enzo (perhaps called the F70), showing off one more strange piece: a panoramic glass roof. It appears that the FF’s roof is fixed (or may tilt; Ferrari hasn’t said exactly what it’ll do), and stretches the length of the passenger cabin, giving light and a grand view of the heavens to both front-seat and back-seat passengers. Unlike the old 575M Superamerica convertible, which used electrochromic glass — allowing the driver to dim the glass without using a shade — the FF’s panoramic roof will feature Low-E (high efficiency) glass to keep light in and heat out. Word is there won’t be a fabric shade, either.
Pricing for the 2013 FF is not yet confirmed, but expect it to ring in around $300,000, with the optional roof commanding a “slight” premium.