• Mar 13, 2011
2012 Ferrari FF delivery – Click above to watch the video after the jump

To give journalists their first close-up look at the 2012 Ferrari FF, Maranello has chosen Plan de Corones, a ski resort in the Italian Alps accessible only by ski lifts, as the venue. Why not a racetrack? Credit the car's all-wheel-drive architecture and its main purpose as a grand tourer, not a sports car.

To get the FF media cars to the resort, Ferrari called upon the Italian Air Force to haul them up there using CH-47 Chinook and Augusta 205 cargo helicopters. This has to rank among the most badass ways a car has ever been delivered. The choppers were from the Italian Air Force's Viterbo 1st Regiment Antares and 4th Regiment Altair, stationed in Bolzano. Hit the jump to watch the special delivery.

[Source: YouTube via Carscoop]



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      • 3 Years Ago
      Didn't the US army do the same to a NASCAR driver and deposited him on the track to start off the season?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Maybe on the infield, but probably not on the track... an angle like that would make for a very dicey landing.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would have done the world a favor and opened up that cargo hatch in midair and let that abomination fall from the sky and shatter into a million pieces....
        • 3 Years Ago
        Are you saying you would have jumped?
        • 3 Years Ago
        emmmmmmmmmmm are you blind
        • 3 Years Ago
        im really surprised with how many people think this car looks nice.

        I dont think its the worst, but that grill and the roof line looks so bad. really not a fan of this car.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Each to his own...I personally think this is one of the best looking ferrari's currently.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ Venom - I would have helped you hold that cargo door open longer...this car is disgusting from every angle
      • 3 Years Ago
      Apparently it has an optional jacking system to give it greater ground clearance when needed, so they must be a bit serious about its all weather credentials..
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like the FF but c'mon its a frakkin' car!

      I get the "private events" where supercars are introduced to likely clientele in exotic locations. The Veyron Gran Sport debuted at a gorgeous modern French Riviera mansion with a specially catered party, etc. Makes sense - debut the car where it will likely live, right?

      But helicopters to a mountain? It's unbelievably stupid, and tasteless given that while more billionaires are minted yearly, the ranks of the poor are only swelling. Shame on you, Ferrari.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can only imagine the outrage if chrysler did this stunt delivering a new neon to mt doom...oh the humanity
        • 3 Years Ago
        good thing this wasn't a neon.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The FF is AWESOME! Rich man's STi!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Where did the driver go once it was in the helicopter? No way could he get out in those tight quarters
      • 3 Years Ago
      Meh, Audi's drive up ski-jumps. Ferrari's take public transportation.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Those are choppers of italian army (Esercito).. ;-)
      • 3 Years Ago
      Was AB invited?
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is how every Bugatti Veyron should be delivered. Right into the backyard of Millionaire's birthday parties.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not as impressive as when that Lamborghini Reventon was transported via helicopter(not in the helicopter but hanging from the helicopter) on to the top of some building.
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