• Feb 4, 2011
2012 Ferrari FF plays in the snow – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ferrari is taking a bold leap with the unveiling of its brand-new 2012 FF all-wheel drive shooting-brake. The Italian automaker also understands basic accounting principles, noting that demand is currently high for any images or video of the four-passenger super wagon, yet yet supply is low. Helping satiate our requirement for a fix of the FF, Ferrari has released five additional photos of the car playing in the snow.

We would prefer to hear the wail of the 651-horsepower, 6.3-liter V12 engine, but we'll take what we can get. Check out in the 2012 Ferrari FF exploring a winter wonderland in the gallery below.



[Source: Ferrari]
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The first dynamic photos of the new FF

Maranello, 4 February 2011 - Due to the outstanding interest created by the new FF and the numerous requests to see the car in movement, Ferrari is pleased to issue some additional photographs of the new four-seater in action on snow. The photo material, showing an advanced prototype and a final model, have been added to the images published by Ferrari in recent weeks.

Meanwhile the incredible success of the video dedicated to the car continues: over the last few weeks hundreds of thousands of clicks have been registered on www.ferrari.com and other Ferrari channels on Youtube and Facebook.


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Terrible photoshops.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I was looking at them thinking "why have they given out some CG instead of real pics?"
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't disagree with a shooting brake ferrari, and the 612 2+2 GT successor was probably the logical line to move that direction. The rest of the hard-top lineup (458 and 599) for ferrari are still strictly fastback coupes.

      I don't even disagree with AWD, and the electric assist is somewhat interesting, while allowing regenerative braking, as well... without the restrictions and compromises of the geometrical arrangement of mechanical AWD. The V12 is still behind the front axle, without all sorts of mechanical rigamarole.

      I just wish the styling were a touch better.

      1: a bit more dignified on the front bumper cover. The grille should have been more upright on the sides, with the brake ducts underneath a bit less prominent.

      At least the bumper cover fits right to the hood, unlike the 458.

      2: the rear quarter windows. up-sweeps are getting a bit ubiquitous, and make the C-pillars look too thick at the base, and too thin at the top.

      I kind of wish that the rear quarter windows had terminated in either a more interesting way, or at least in a more graceful way with the C-pillar being a uniform thickness between the rear quarter windows, and the rear hatch glass. I would have had the quarter window's aft edge follow the angle of the rear hatch, aftward toward the bottom, rather than upswept.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Mazda-smiley-face much?
        • 3 Years Ago
        That front end makes my brain's facial recognition software kick in way more than it should.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Ruprecht much?
        • 3 Years Ago
        O---kla---homa-oklahoma-oklahoma-oklahoma-oklahoma!

        One of Steve Martin's MANY great characters.

        And yes, it is a joker-esque grin. The grille sides should have been more vertical. I do like the wide egg-crate grillework, though.
        • 3 Years Ago
        smiley evil much?
      • 3 Years Ago
      at first sight it looks nasty. Good effort to give the Panamera some competition, but the Porsche still wins out in the misguided styling stakes.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The more i look at it the more disappointed i am. What the 612 need was more edge,not to be made into a California Hatchback.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Stupid question: what does "shooting-brake" mean?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Shooting brake is like a mixture of a wagon and a hatchback. Well lets just say its a 3 door wagon.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Shooting brake is an english term for a car used by hunters, golfers and other people who wanted a sporty car (like a coupe) with more space than a typical "boot" or trunk. The extended rear roof offered more cargo space for long guns and game, or golf clubs, or other gear that wouldn't fit in the trunk of a typical coupe sports car. It was most commonly used by gentlemen with land.

        The brake/break part refers to a type of horse drawn carriage that was used with training horses. Many car body-style names were derived from carriages before that.

        A Shooting brake is basically a sportier 2-side-door sportier variant of an estate wagon, which was a vehicle used to carry tools or gear around an english estate. A station wagon was a similar term for a carriage, and later an automobile that was big enough to drive to a train station, and bring guest passengers and their luggage back to the estate.

        Coupes were a french term for a cut-down-sized small carriage with typically only two seats, and a weather-resistant roof (unlike a stowable or removeable roof of a cabriolet, or a partial roof of a landaulet) but a smaller and lighter load for a horse or two than a larger coach needing two or more horses. Coupe then became the term for a car of lesser size and weight, and two side door portals compared to a larger car like an estate wagon or saloon/sedan. Which is one of the reasons why a 4-door coupe is an oxymoron. It is more than just a sleeker roof, it is actually a smaller vehicle with only two side doors and a fixed roof.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well they have created a polarizing vehicle. That probably is a good thing due to the low production numbers. It should not be a problem finding enough buyers who like the design. Those who don't will keep the buzz going.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Station wagon much?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Am I the only one who thinks Ferrari's old styling (599, F430, 612, etc.) was better?
        • 3 Years Ago
        no
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Krimson By "old" I meant "not the 548 and FF". I'd have to be pretty young for the current generation of Fezza to be old. :P
        • 3 Years Ago
        The 4 door is a HUGE risk, everyone laughed at Porsche when they did it with the 4 door and SUV yet it made them profiteable. Honestly, if you must make a "4 seater" I say make it 4 doors, it has obviuosly worked. I was actually expecting 4 doors and surprised at what I saw, not ina good way.
        • 3 Years Ago
        the 599, f430m 612 are "old" to you?
        • 3 Years Ago
        458*
        • 3 Years Ago
        First of all, 599, 458, California, and now FF are all part of the newest styling language.

        The previous language cars were 430, 575M, and 612 Scaglietti. Maybe Enzo, too, if it isn't a separate category.

        I like the previous generations of ferraris. 430, 355, 328/308, 512BB, 550/575. I even kind of like the TR and 348, even if they aren't as timeless.

        I am not that enamored with the newest generation. They look too much like an academic-art school project, less truly artisan-designed. I don't think they are great looking now, and I don't think they will stand the test of time very well.
      • 3 Years Ago
      i love the car. the awd is kindof a bummer but it looks absolutely incredible
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thought I'd never live to see it happen . . . but this is one ugly Ferrari(!). It makes the Panamera downright good looking and up until this new prancing horse came along, that was not an easy thing to do.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks horrible!. Why are they all trying out the whole 4 door thing? Ferrari is not supposed to be a 4 door it just doesnt look right. Just like porsche the design is a complete fail on my list. Leave the 4 doors to the rest of the makers and keep the 2 door sports car look.
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