A Ferrari four-seater sounds odd, doesn’t it? And a Ferrari with 4WD? Good Lord, break out the gentlemen in white coats. But before we get too excited, there are signs that Maranello’s blood doth run thick within the FF.
Take, for example, the headlights inspired (with a piece of tracing paper) by the 458 Italia, and the muscular-hewn bonnet lines. Sidle round a bit and, yes, the bespoke Ferrari alloys are still there, complete with roguish brake calipers. Though rear headroom has restricted the sloping roofline somewhat, the FF would hardly look out of place at a Scuderia family reunion.
And then there’s the performance. The 660bhp V12 heart beats strongly, with 0-100kph done and dusted in 3.7s and a top speed of 335kph. For the Top Trump enthusiasts among you, that’s 0.5s less and 20kph more than the now-retired 612 Scaglietti could muster.
And for those of you still unconvinced, the FF – not even a year old – is already marketed as the fastest four-seater available and the most exclusive GT machine on the market. Given the price tag is $395,000 (1,450,637 AED) we were lucky to stumble across this particular example whilst hooning across Portugal. It took a good few tugs on our shirt sleeves to send us on our way again >>>