Ferrari FF

Ferrari FF information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the four-seat shooting brake from Maranello. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine's news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the FF car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on 'More' to browse even more of our archive.

Background
The Ferrari FF is a very different kind of prancing horse - a four-seater shooting brake and the first model with four-wheel drive. Hence the name standing for 'Ferrari Four'. For more information on the FF, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test
The FF has an unusual 4wd system which behaves as a rear-wheel drive car most of the time - with a two-speed 'box (plus reverse) mounted ahead of the engine that takes its drive directly from the crank. The 'box drives the front wheels via wet clutches that can adjust the torque going to each front wheel independently (essentially by varying degrees of slip). No transfer diff, no connection to the rear wheels. The advantages are light weight, fast response time and, crucially, the ability to pre-empt wheelspin and start to help the rear tyres before they go beyond the limit of grip and traction. It works devilishly well most of the time, but if you're right 'on it', the reactions can prove a bit odd. Better, then, to soak up the 650bhp responses from the sonorous 6.3-litre V12, the laser-snapping fast twin-clutch gearbox and the delight of a four-seater gran turismo with a prancing horse on the bonnet. This car is utterly charming and we can't think of a better way to arrive at a ski resort than in one of these.

The one we'd buy
Only one to choose from. Easy choice...

The one we'd avoid like the plague
Who doesn't fancy the leftfield charm of an Italian brad van?

Rivals to consider
Bentley Continental GT, Porsche 911 Turbo

For
Traction, go-anywhere promise, styling, leftfield cool vibe

Against
Not quite as malleable as 2wd Ferraris

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