• (5.0) 3 reviews
  • MSRP: $122,021–$178,401
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 14
  • Engine: 651-hp, 6.3-liter V-12 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2012 Ferrari FF

Our Take on the Latest Model 2012 Ferrari FF

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • 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 Reviews

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.

Consumer Reviews

5.0

Average based on 3 reviews

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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

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Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

24mo/unlimited

Powertrain

24mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

84mo/unlimited

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Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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