• Jan 27, 2011
Ferrari Four testing at Bolocco – Click above to watch the video after the jump

You can bet dollars to donuts that when Ferrari brings a new car to market, it's undergone a ridiculously thorough testing regimen. That applies whether it's developing a coupe, a convertible or even a station wagon shooting brake, as we saw with the release of the new FF.

Especially the FF, as it turns out, as the new four-seater from Maranello represented a number of firsts for Ferrari. It has an all-new engine, incorporating the HELE system for the first time, coupled with a completely new kind of all-wheel drive system, and mounted into a body-style that was previously the exclusive purview of custom coachbuilders.

In short, the Ferrari Four is nothing like they've ever made before, and so – as you can see from the video after the jump – thorough testing was required. Which is exactly what was carried out at a number of race tracks, test tracks and proving grounds. In this case, it's the Centro Sperimentale Bolocco in Italy. It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it.






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      • 3 Years Ago
      Ferrari...for the love of God....stop showing us videos of this abomination....seriously....we don't care...that car is butt ugly.
      • 3 Years Ago
      no sound? wtf ferrari
      • 3 Years Ago
      Practically every new Ferrari is called ugly, and then, when people get used to the idea of the new, and actually see the things in the metal, they begin to understand the design.

      One other thing; getting a four seater practical car with real luggage space
      to run safely at 200mph is quite an achievement in ts own right.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Colin, where exactly are you traveling with luggage at 200 mph?
        As a matter of fact, where exactly are you traveling anywhere at 200 mph?

        You can't even drive anywhere at 100 mph except for brief bursts of speed unless you feel like spending the night in a jail cell.

        The only real world place that you could travel at speeds of 200 mph is a track and I was unaware that there was a need for luggage space at the track.
        • 3 Years Ago
        But it has to be CAPABLE of handling safely, or as safely as is possible at silly speeds, even if it will never be driven that fast. Engineering aerodynamics, balance, grip, visibility and everything else to achieve such warp speed capability isn't easy. That's my point Venom.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Venom

        So I take every car should be designed around the US speed limits / laws ?
      • 3 Years Ago
      At least Ferrari had the good sense to run it in the dark.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why in the dark?

      Because it looks best that way.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I know many dislike the looks of this car, but I honestly love them.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Meh, I stopped watching after i realized there was no audio.
      • 3 Years Ago
      uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu i love i am going to buy one of this used one day they became so cheap . actually my father owns a 456 M we bought in 52k and import it to costa rica very nice ride .
      • 3 Years Ago
      As much as some of the haters out there rag on the looks of the FF (I personally like it), even you have to admint this thing would be hot as sh!t to drive.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I said it when I first seen it "Wives everywhere just lost a argument!". To me it looks great, yes different but for crying out loud this is Ferrari not Porsche. They change their style and don't just tweak a headlight there or a rear fender ever so slightly there. That and has not everyone been feining for a shooting brake car for awhile now? Here it is be happy jesh, not like a majority of us on here will ever own one anyways.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The FF challenges preconceptions of what a Ferrari should be. Unfortunately it seems not many are up to the challenge.
        • 3 Years Ago
        It´s the same dicussion that the Panamera was going through. The
        performance is nothing to worry about, but the car is clearly
        polarizing heavily and i doubt that will go away. It is clearly a love
        or hate thing. The difference is that, when the Pana came out, Porsche
        already have gone down a "wider" path with the release of the Cayenne years back.

        This may not have 4 doors but it since it is AWD and looks like a
        mixture between a station wagon and a hatchback, i understand why car fans see some kind of blasphemy looking at it. Ferrari always
        said they are not compromising, but with AWD and a hatch-Concept they are really stretching their die-hard attitude, if u know what i mean.
      • 3 Years Ago
      such a blasphemy for ferrari to do this .. a hatchback, for sales volume sake ! And i don't get it , some people call it beautiful ? jeez, what an idiot
      • 3 Years Ago
      Do you think that there's a tiny bit of a nod to the original 4X4 GT, the Jensen Interceptor FF, in this car? I can't help but think about it whenever I see a reference to the new Ferrari FF. So similar in concept (Ferguson-developed AWD in a GT featuring a long roof bodystyle, this car had a longer front end to accommodate the drivetrain, with the new Ferrari kind of mimicking the proportions), even down to the shape of the C-pillar.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pure sex appeal. Now show a video of it driving in snow covered roads.
        • 3 Years Ago
        the only sex appeal is the badge, this car is foogly
        • 3 Years Ago
        Or a video with sound....
        • 3 Years Ago
        With the success of using the magnetorheological shock absorbers in the 599, also seen the Corvette, Ferrari has decided to implement Buick's Quiet Tuning technology in the FF.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Sometimes it is better to shoot a film at night...
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