• Feb 25th 2011 at 10:30AM
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Ferrari FF in snow, sand and rain – Click above to watch video

"Ferrari urges you to obey all traffic signs and laws" says the disclaimer at the end of this three-and-a-half-minute video used as part of the recent web unveiling for the Ferrari FF. For the internet coming-out of the FF, Ferrari showed off its capabilities with a video of the car being driven in a manner that no one in their right mind would ever attempt (check it out after the jump). We'll get to see the FF in the metal ourselves when it makes its show-stand debut at the Geneva Motor Show next Tuesday.

Ferrari also shared some important numbers about the FF with the assembled crowd and internet viewers. The first number is 660, the horsepower developed by the direct-injected V12. 3.7 is the number of seconds that elapse between 0 and 62 miles per hour, and four carries a double meaning with the FF, denoting the number of seating positions and driven wheels. It's not just a Rosso Corsa haze, either. Ferrari underscores its commitment to reducing fuel consumption by revealing the FF's 360 g/km CO2 emissions figure, which is 25-percent lower than the previous V12 used in the automaker's 612 Scaglietti.

The FF is a Ferrari that's intent on changing things, from its breadvan looks to its all-terrain floggability. It also makes one heck of a video star, and we encourage you to check it out after the jump.

[Source: Ferrari]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope it's not understeery like many AWD cars are. I can't imagine that the Ferrari S.p.A. of today would produce a car that understeered badly. Not after working so hard to take every last inkling of understeer out of the 599GTO's handling.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Darn! I was hoping they would take it rock crawling. The snow was pretty cool, though.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The overall shape is all right, but some elements just don't work and it's not clear why they would make those choices. For example: the gill slits out back that hug the rear fenders and broach the tail (best view at 1:45). That's not Ferrari, and it certainly isn't anything to do with the tropes of a shooting brake. Sure, the slits break up the broad expanse of sheetmetal between the taillight pod and the rear fender edges, and maybe they actually have a function. But it's not something you would expect in this design -- it's not even Italian! In fact, it feels like a nod to Nissan or Mazda. It's just plain weird.

      When you combine those slits with the clown-car look from some angles (what is up with the massiveness of that eggcrate grill? why take it off-road and have it bounce around like a motel mattress?), it borders on parody. I'm sure that's NOT what they were after when they envisioned this car. The designers get enough right that it can legitimately be called a Ferrari, but these errors suggest that they're a bit off their game. Next generation gets better? Or does the FF flop so hard in the market that it becomes a collector's item at launch?

      Bottom line: It's not a good day when people compare your design to the Panamera.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just put my house on the market...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Someone call Jensen and let them know their Jensen Healy wagon lives
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ugliest Ferrari ever IMHO....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Eh I wouldn't say a 4 seater hatchback looking Ferrari is the coolest they have made in a long time when you have the 458 and the 599 GTO...

      "Heart of Courage" is a pretty cool song for this sort of video though.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This might sound like a massive Ferrari rant but oh well that's too bad because I'm simply expressing an opinion.
      1) why does this thing look like it's smiling at me ?
      2) I think I know why Ferrari made this commercial. They've found out about the flaming ferraris and are trying to prove us wrong. FAIL!
      3) I wonder what's going to happen if I indeed take one of these down a mountain.
      4) why are Ferrari trying so hard with this commercial? This looks more like something that Audi would make. And why isn't the car going around a track instead, I am disappointed.
      5) I am just waiting for the time when Ferrari start to make SUV or some type of crossovers. Now that would be a sight.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not a huge Ferrari fan, but this is one of the coolest cars I've seen in a long time.
      Wow. Just wow.
      • 4 Years Ago
      this is the perfect modern high performance grand tourer and a spot on offer for those who liked ferraris but didn't want something too extreme (599, 458) or compromised (california).
      of course, you are not supposed to take it offroad, but with 4 wheel drive, it makes it safer in every conditions. 4 seat and luggage space to give an every day usability image.
      i think in the video it looks awesome, as well as understated : it doesn't look like it has 660hp.
      and for the hatchback it is the most practical configuration. i know that americans don't like them... (no one knows why, as well as no one in europe understand the pick up architecture...)
      • 4 Years Ago
      that car is really low
      • 4 Years Ago
      LOL what a stupid car. Who is going to take their Ferrari around in the snow? And as unreliable as these cars are as sunny weekend cars, imagine an all purpose Ferrari! Stick to what you know Ferrari....or if you wanna venture away from what you know, make sure its not ugly as sin.
        • 4 Years Ago
        someone in russia or alaska for example will do , and its not ugly actually diferent cool desing
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