2012 Ferrari FF

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Key Specs

of the 2012 Ferrari FF. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Power
  • Dual-clutch transmission (rather than single-clutch)
  • Weight distribution
  • Rear-drive bias
  • Better mileage than 612 Scaglietti
  • Roomy cargo area

The Bad

  • Odd styling
  • No conventional stick-shift
  • Too many controls on steering wheel
  • Mileage still poor

Notable Features of the 2012 Ferrari FF

  • New two-door touring model
  • Replaces 612 Scaglietti
  • Four seats
  • First use of four-wheel drive
  • V-12 engine
  • Dual-clutch seven-speed automatic

2012 Ferrari FF Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Ferrari's latest model is a grand touring car named FF — for Ferrari Four, with the "Four" signifying four seats and the first application of four-wheel drive in the company's long history. Ferrari had been one of the last holdouts, as Porsche, Lamborghini, Audi and others already use all-wheel drive in their supercars.

Typical of modern supercars, the FF does zero to 60 mph in less than 3.7 seconds and reaches a top speed above 200 mph, according to Ferrari. Four-seat competitors include the Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Rapide, though these two are four-doors. The FF has two, as does the Bentley Continental GT.


Exterior
Designed by famed Italian design studio Pininfarina, the FF has clear Ferrari cues, but its humpback silhouette recalls the BMW M Coupe from 1999-2002 and joins the likes of Porsche's Panamera in employing a high roofline that improves backseat and cargo space but creates challenging exterior styling.

The front and rear wheels measure 20 inches in diameter, and in keeping with the four-wheel-drive initiative, winter tires are available.


Interior
The FF's four seats come in the form of snug sport buckets that are bisected by a tall console that runs the length of the cabin. The seats incorporate magnesium, one of many expensive materials employed to minimize weight. Virtually every surface is covered in leather. The FF incorporates more controls on the face of its steering wheel than almost any car, including major per...

Vehicle Overview

Ferrari's latest model is a grand touring car named FF — for Ferrari Four, with the "Four" signifying four seats and the first application of four-wheel drive in the company's long history. Ferrari had been one of the last holdouts, as Porsche, Lamborghini, Audi and others already use all-wheel drive in their supercars.

Typical of modern supercars, the FF does zero to 60 mph in less than 3.7 seconds and reaches a top speed above 200 mph, according to Ferrari. Four-seat competitors include the Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Rapide, though these two are four-doors. The FF has two, as does the Bentley Continental GT.


Exterior
Designed by famed Italian design studio Pininfarina, the FF has clear Ferrari cues, but its humpback silhouette recalls the BMW M Coupe from 1999-2002 and joins the likes of Porsche's Panamera in employing a high roofline that improves backseat and cargo space but creates challenging exterior styling.

The front and rear wheels measure 20 inches in diameter, and in keeping with the four-wheel-drive initiative, winter tires are available.


Interior
The FF's four seats come in the form of snug sport buckets that are bisected by a tall console that runs the length of the cabin. The seats incorporate magnesium, one of many expensive materials employed to minimize weight. Virtually every surface is covered in leather. The FF incorporates more controls on the face of its steering wheel than almost any car, including major performance adjustments for the chassis and drivetrain, along with wiper controls, turn signals and engine start.

Ferrari says the backseat is roomy enough for adults, and it offers a DVD player with two screens.

The cargo area, which has 15.9 cubic feet behind the backseat and a total of more than 28 cubic feet with the rear seats folded, improves markedly over the 8.5 cubic feet of the 2010 612 Scaglietti, which the FF succeeds.


Under the Hood
The FF is powered by a 6.3-liter V-12 engine with direct injection that generates 660 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 504 pounds-feet of torque at 6,000 rpm. Ferrari says engine torque hits 369 pounds-feet at 1,000 rpm. The transmission is a seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual with automatic modes as well as manual control via steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles.

Ferrari says the driveline operates as rear-wheel drive unless torque becomes too great for the rear wheels, at which time some power is apportioned to the front wheels. Despite the added hardware in the front, the weight distribution is given as 47/53 percent, front/rear.

The suspension employs magnetic adaptive shock absorbers, and the Brembo brakes use carbon-ceramic rotors.

The FF's estimated combined mileage is 15 mpg, which improves on the 612 Scaglietti's 11 mpg with an automatic transmission or 12 mpg with a manual.

Safety
As required of all 2012 models, the FF comes standard with antilock disc brakes and an electronic stability system.


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Consumer Reviews

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(4.7)
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(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

PERFECTION

by BIG KAHUNA from BONITA SPRINGS FL on November 9, 2014

TRADED IN MY 2013 CALIFORNIA. THE FF IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. SO SMOOTH AND POWERFUL YET COMFORTABLE. REAL RODE PRESENCE BUT AGILE. I GET TO ENJOY IT MUCH MORE OFTEN AS THERE IS ROOM FOR FOUR Read full review

(5.0)

Best Car

by King of Ilac from Ical on December 27, 2011

This is the best car I have ever driven. It is fast and fun. The handling is amazing. I just hope that I will get to drive it one day. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2012 Ferrari FF currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2012 Ferrari FF has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    24 months / unlimited distance

  • Powertrain

    24 months / unlimited distance

  • Free Scheduled Maintenance

    84 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Ferrari

Program Benefits

Inspection involves no less than 101 different checks covering everything from the running gear to the electrical systems, bodywork and interior. It concludes with a test drive by a factory trained technician. A Ferrari Approved vehicle comes with a roadside assistance for 12 months. Available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

  • Limited Warranty

    12 months unlimited mileage

    The program encompasses a comprehensive series of controls and coverage issued by Maranello itself: A detailed inspection by Ferrari technicians, Provenance and maintenance history verification of every Ferrari pre-owned car, exterior and interior pre-sale preparation, 12 months of Ferrari roadside assistance, minimum of 12 months Ferrari coverage. All Ferrari models Model Year 2012 or newer purchased or leased through the authorized dealership network come equipped with complimentary scheduled maintenance for the first seven years* of the vehicle’s life.
  • Eligibility

    Under 14 years / 56,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 101 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The FF received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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