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What's it Like Using a Ferrari FF as a Daily Driver for Two Weeks Covering 2,000 miles?

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Since time immemorial, word was that the only true sports car you could drive day-in, day-out, was the Porsche 911. Then the Audi R8 came along and joined its posher VW Group stable-mate, while Nissan introduced the GT-R, but that’s about it.

What about the Italians? Well, they’re a hoot to drive flat out on an autobahn, marvelous to look at, spine-tingling when you floor the throttle at the exit of a bend and apply opposite lock, for sure.

Using them as everyday transport, though, is out of the question – especially those adorned by the prancing horse emblem. They are simply too impractical to do so that you’ll end up keeping them in your nice (preferably heated) garage and only take them out on special occasions.

Evo magazine MD Harry Metcalfe thought that, since Ferrari advertises its AWD FF four-seater as an all-weather car, he should ask if he could borrow one for two weeks.

What he had in mind is to find out what it’s like as an everyday car, perhaps go for a little skiing at a nice resort in the Alps four-up and with all the necessary luggage and maybe visit the farm (though he didn’t tell them that…) and check out how it does off road.

Borrowing a supercar that costs £227,000 in stock form, or £273K with all the extras thrown in, and is more powerful than an Enzo, for two weeks? It’s a request to make any PR manager throw a fit. Ferrari’s team apparently replied something along the lines of “no problem, old chap” and Harry promptly got what he asked for.

Nice way to spend your Christmas holiday, isn’t it? We already know that the FF can handle the snow and ice nicely but going in the mud must be out of the question - or is it? You can learn all about it firsthand by watching the video that follows.

By Andrew Tsaousis


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7 Comments:

adamoozeerally93 said... »January 24, 2013

actually the first properly civilised supercar that you can drive every day and be sure it was reliable was the Honda NSX

Field Ferrari said... »January 24, 2013

A practical Ferrari? Love it...loved it since day one. Great video and odd, but neat seeing it thrashed about where Ferraris usually fear to roam. Metcalfe put it through its paces with no mercy which made the video and the car a standout.

RonK said... »January 24, 2013

Too bad the FF is an abomination to look at. I'm sorry but it is not one of Ferrari's best designs. I bet Pininfarina let their interns do this one...

No one said... »January 24, 2013

I like this guy...He's good at his job...please post more

Andreas Tsaousis said... »January 25, 2013

Not sure if it was the "first", since the 911 precedes it, but you're right, it can be added to this list. Too bad it wasn't near as popular in Europe as in the U.S. and Japan despite all the raving reviews it got from the Old Continent's motoring press...

emjayay said... »January 28, 2013

Lovely guy and he did show us the trunk and the luggage it stowed and the instruments, but being a video and all, maybe he could have demonstrated the motoring seats he described and showed his buddies getting in and out and how they fit in the back seat when the front seats motored back. Instead of talking about all that while he was driving by himself.

Trey Reid said... »January 29, 2013

This guy bores the hell out of me and this the worst and ugliest ferrari ever made after the dino. End of story.

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