Two weeks with a Ferrari FF

31 Jan, 2013 12:10pm

Harry Metcalfe has been handed the keys to a Ferrari FF to enjoy over the Christmas holidays

The world’s first four-wheel-drive Ferrari was a big deal for enthusiasts around the world. It went against what the brand stood for, and would subsequently be shunned by many as a publicity step too far.

The Ferrari FF is a £227,000, four-seat, four-wheel-drive grand tourer. Its purpose is to cover cross-continental distances at break-neck speed, without breaking a sweat. Not, you would assume, for rounding up llamas on a farm in rural England.

But along with a quick blast to the French Alps, that’s exactly what evo editor, Harry Metcalfe, tried when he was handed the keys to an FF over the Christmas break.

Capable of 0-62mph in only 3.7 seconds, the 651bhp, 6.3-litre V12 will top out at 208mph. It also boasts a 450-litre boot – considerably bigger than you’ll find in a Ford Focus.

So watch the video and see how Harry got on when he spent two weeks with the fastest four-seat production car in the world.

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Great review....cheers

Great roadtest - much better than the usual quick drive in the sunshine that you usually get with this sort of car - enjoyed the review immensely, thanks. Don't think I'll be rushing to buy one at £270k though - For the price of the extras on this car alone you could buy some pretty impressive motors.

Harry - you surpassed yourself with this review - taking it around the farm was a real masterstroke because it just demonstrated how usable the car truly is. Because of this it will make the car a really great 2nd hand buy when its 3/4 yrs old for about 80/100k when it becomes affordable to a much larger audience and as such will suffer little depreciation at that level of investment. Carry on the good work Mr Metcalfe as you often brighten up my day.