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There are a lot of things you could call the Ferrari FF. Innovative, advanced, pioneering, ponderous... beautiful may not be one of them, though. Because while it does pack Ferrari's first all-wheel drive system, it doesn't pack it into a very pretty shape, alternately described as a chopped shooting brake or stretched hatchback. Word has it, though, that Ferrari is working on a solution.

That solution, according to Car and Driver, would be to chop it down into an FF coupe. Apparently separate from the SP FFX project that ultimately emerged as a one-off, this rebody could potentially solve the FF's stylistic shortcomings and attract more buyers, while retaining the 6.3-liter V12 engine that drives 651 prancing horses to all four wheels. But here's where it gets tricky: if Ferrari simply sloped the roofline and got rid of the rear seats, the finished product would end up precariously close to the F12 Berlinetta, albeit with an extra set of driven wheels.

We'd sooner guess that Maranello would lengthen the form slightly to keep the rear seats, add a trunk and give it a more graceful profile, though the elongated form of the preceding 612 Scaglietti strikes us as what Ferrari was trying to get away from with the FF in the first place. And guessing is as good as we've got at this point, as our attempts to get more from Ferrari PR resulted in a sad (if predictable) "no comment."

Whatever form it takes, C/D projects that the FF coupe could arrive later this year or early next, bringing with it some other minor cosmetic changes. Its price tag would likely hover, like the existing FF and F12, around the $300,000 mark, making it a natural competitor to the Rolls-Royce Wraith, Aston Martin Vanquish or a well-equipped Bentley Continental GT Speed.


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      Jason
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think the FF looks great as is. See it in person and it looks great, though I confess I could be biased because the idea of the practicality of the car makes it very appealing to me. A go anywhere in any weather vehicle with cargo that can do over 200mph.
      Dee Avollo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Agree with all the comments touting its distinct good looks. This is one of those cars that has to be seen (and heard) in person to truly appreciate. The various reds don't seem to do it much justice either, the dynamite example I saw was a pearlish creme color (which I'm sure Ferrari has a sumptuous name for) and it was stunning.
      CadiVetteFerrari
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think this is just a rumor, a false one. It doesn't make any sense to encroach on the F12.
      Justin Shaw
      • 1 Year Ago
      The FF is my dream supercar for four people. Three people would be Mclaren F1. And for two people I'd say the original Honda / Acura NSX.
      Eggmania
      • 1 Year Ago
      shuttup AB the FF is nothing short of stunning
      SteveM
      • 1 Year Ago
      Interesting article, and I agree with the other positive comments regarding it's looks. This to me is a future classic. I'm really quite surprised the author of this piece laid it on so heavy about the looks. I am quite unaware of the negativity surrounding this car's appearance.
      Gernn Blanston
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is being the prettiest thing that can carry 4 people not pretty enough? And I'm gonna be cranky old man here, but if there's anything ponderous around here it's Autoblog's writing. If you guys back into your stories any more they're going to start beeping.
      chrismcfreely
      • 1 Year Ago
      The FF is their best looking vehicle currently. Please leave the trolling to the commenters, Noah.
      Durishin
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope they don't change the layout. I mean, with no Subaru not offering a hatch-backed STi, what alternative is there? ;-)
      nano404
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm glad that I'm not the only one who doesn't like the FF's looks. I love the F12 though, and I'm not even big on Ferraris.
      imag
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love the back; the face is what bothers me. It looks like a cartoon.
      ckm
      • 1 Year Ago
      Love the FF - it's pretty much the only practical 2-door high performance car.
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