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Ferrari FF: Buying guide and review (2011-present)

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In a world of performance SUVs, diesel powered sports cars and battery aided supercars, Ferrari seemed to be one of the few manufacturers left who remained impervious to the free-for-all anything goes mentality that has diluted some of the most prestigious automotive brands.
 
In 2011, Ferrari announced the 612 Scaglietti-replacing FF – a four-seater all-wheel drive ‘Ferrari Four’ shooting brake. An advanced four-wheel drive system was designed to enhance the FF’s handling capabilities, as well as provide added traction for those owners who preferred not to swap modes of transport for their winter holidays.
 
The Pininfarina styled 2+2 shooting brake body is perhaps not a classically beautiful shape at first glance, and looks a bit like an extruded M coupe from certain angles, but there is no denying it has presence and the design does offer a level of practicality that would be alien to most Ferrari owners. The 6.3-litre V12 was Ferrari’s largest production engine to date, producing 119bhp more than its predecessor, meaning its performance was up there with very best. 
 
Expensive when new, expensive to run and expensive second-hand, the FF is the last word in a GT supercar niche of its own making. Some detractors point out that you could have both a dedicated SUV and two-seater sports car for the same price as a new FF, but they are missing the point entirely. The FF is a car that combines previously incompatible traits into a package so competent and desirable that commenting on the price is really quite irrelevant.
 
Which one to buy?
 
The FF has not had any major changes carried out to it since its 2011 release and the basic specifications remain essentially the same so your choice will be decided on how much you want to pay and what optional extras you prefer.
 
The engine is a 6.3-litre V12 producing 651bhp, which made the FF the fastest four-seater car in production at its launch. It remains massively quick today and despite the larger dimensions and fancy four wheel drive setup the driving experience remains very much a focal point. The steering wheel mounted indicator, wiper and lighting controls take some getting used to and the steering is very direct making for a slightly fidgety front end over rough roads.
 
Practicality is one of the FF’s main draw cards, with a hatchback-style rear opening and folding rear seats making for a surprisingly family-friendly car. The four-wheel drive system, dubbed 4RM by Ferrari, is unconventional in that it uses a second smaller gearbox to transfer power to the front wheels and is only activated when the manettino switch is set to comfort or snow. At speeds above 125mph or in any of the upper 3 gears the system is disabled. In all other settings the FF behaves like a rear-wheel drive car. The benefits of this system are a lighter weight and increased grip in adverse road conditions, adding another level of practicality.
 
Standard carbon ceramic brakes and a well-damped ride give confidence when pressing on. Desirable optional extras on second-hand FFs are the suspension lifter system, sports exhaust system, upgraded HiFi system and the dual parking cameras which can help alleviate stressful parking manoeuvres.  
 
Performance and specs
 
Engine 6262cc 48valve DOHC V12 
Power 651bhp @ 8000rpm 
Torque 504lb ft @ 6000rpm
Top speed 208mph 
0-62mph 3.7 seconds 
Fuel consumption 18.3mpg 
Gearbox Seven-speed dual-clutch semi-automatic
 
Dimensions and weight
 
Wheelbase 2990mm
Length 4907mm
Width 1953mm
Height 1379mm
Curb Weight 1880kg
 
Common problems
 
• Modern Ferraris have relegated the notion that they are temperamental and unreliable cars. The FF may still be relatively new but recurring problems are rare and there are not many problem areas to look out for.

• All Ferraris built after late-2011 come with a seven-year free servicing plan, which covers all standard maintenance items and should be carried out every 12,500 miles or once per year. This means that every FF should have main dealer service history. Consumable items and other maintenance parts are not covered however, meaning an FF is still a very costly exercise.

• The most common complaints have been of noisy air conditioners and badly sealing window seals. Both easy enough to check on a test drive.

• A more serious issue affected some of the earlier FFs, of which a few caught fire, an admittedly worrying trait. All cars potentially affected have been recalled, but it’s always worth checking the maintenance records of any potential purchase with Ferrari.

• A more recent recall was one for cars built between December 2014 and April 2015, due to front airbag issues.

• Large diameter wheels, unyielding low profile tyres and a heavy body mass mean that damaged alloys are not uncommon. Check under the car for any visible damage especially if the test drive yields steering wheel or pedal vibrations.
 
Model history
 
2011: Ferrari FF launched, replacing 612 Scaglietti. 6.3-litre V12 651bhp engine with seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. No manual version available, and only available in three-door shooting brake body style
2016: Production ongoing, facelift expected Summer 2016
 
Owners clubs, forums and websites
 
• www.ferrariownersclub.co.uk
• www.fcars.co.uk
• www.ferrariownersclub.org
• www.clubscuderia.co.uk
• www.ferrarichat.com
 
Summary and prices
 
Due to relatively small numbers of cars on the market, even the earliest 2011 FFs are currently trading at around the £160,000 point, while at the other end of the scale nearly new cars are closer to £240,000. This is still a handy saving over a car that is fresh out of the box, as a new fully-optioned FF will be close to the £300,000 mark.
 
The majority of FFs will have led pampered lives and should be in near perfect condition with low mileages and full service histories. In light of this, the early 2011 models offer the best value and at these prices there is not much out there that can compete with the mix of practicality and performance that the FF can.
 
Words: John Tallodi
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Last updated: 8th Feb 2016
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  • Ferrari FF

    £179,995 £179,995

    Variant: - 2014 63 Grigio Silverstone Metallic with Nero Leather Interior, Grigio Scuro Carpets, Nero Leather Headlining, Nero Leather Parcel Shelf, Charcoal Special Stitching, Esterno Vettura Painted Dash Inserts, Charcoal Inner Alcantara Inserts, Charcoal Horse Stitched Head Rests, Giallo Instrumental Panel, Carbon Fibre Driving Zone & LEDs, Outer Mirror Black Insert, 20” Forged Diamond Rims with Yellow Brake Callipers, Sports Exhaust Pipes, Suspension Lifter, TPMS, Dual View Front Parking Camera, Satellite Navigation, High Emotion Low Emission, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, AFS System, Stereo System and Security System with NavTrak.

    • Year: 2014
    • Mileage: 11400 mi
    • Engine size: 6.3
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  • Ferrari FF

    £169,995 £169,995

    Variant: - 2013 13 Grigio Titanio Metallic with Sabbia Leather Interior, Nero Dashboard and Carpets, Nero Stitching, 20” Forged Diamond Rims with Yellow Brake Callipers, Panoramic Roof, Front Grill with Chrome Edges, Nero Cavallino Stitched Horses, Sport Exhaust Pipes, Privacy Rear Windows, Carbon Fibre Steering Wheel & LED’s, Rear Wiper, Rear Seat Entertainment, TPMS, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, TV Tuner.

    • Year: 2013
    • Mileage: 9900 mi
    • Engine size: 6.3
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  • Ferrari FF

    POA POA

    Features : Pozzi 1 person, book a day, 7-year maintenance contract Comment : Parking sensors, front and rear camera, GPS, daytona, heated seats, cruise control, steering wheel carbon led, audio interface, crest, yellow calipers.

    • Year: 2009
    • Mileage: 13052 mi
    For sale
  • FERRARI FF 6.3 V12 3d 660 BHP

    £134,990 £134,990

    Features For more info on this vehicle call our showroom on 01708 687670 This car has covered 29500 miles, is a 3 owner vehicle and is GRIGIO TITANIO METALIC, WITH NERO BLACK LEATHER, AFS SYSTEM, ALLUMINUM BRAKE CALIPERS, FRONT GRILL WITH CHROMED EDGES , CRUISE CONTROL, LEATHER LOWER DASHBOARD IN GRIGIO SCURO, SUSPENSION LIFTER, OUTER MIRROR BLACK INSERT, SPORT EXHAUST PIPES, CARBON FIBRE STEERING WHEEL PLUS LEDS, SCUDERIA FLYING SHIELDS, LEATHER BOOT CARPETS IN NERO, REAR HOOD LEATHER UPHOLSTERY, INT/EXT ELECRTOCHROMIC MIRRORS, BOOT NETS KIT, NAVTRACK ANTITHEFT SYSTEM, PARKING CAMERA, DUAL VIEW FRONT PARKING CAMERA, FRONT AND REAR PARKING SENSORS, INNER ALCANTARA INSERTS IN GRIGIO SCURO, PRIVACY REAR WINDOWS, 20" FORGED DARK PAINTED RIMS, WHITE REV COUNTER, VENTILATED FULL ELECTRIC SEATS, LEATHER HEADLINER IN NERO, LEATHER PARCEL SHELF IN NERO, HIGH POWER HI-FI SYSTEM, COLOURED STICHING IN GRIGIO SCURO, TYRE PRESSURE MANAGMENT, MAINTENANCE PACK TO 20/01/2019 Adjustable Steering Column/Wheel - Electric Rake/Reach, Air Bag Driver, Air Bag Passenger, Air Bag Side - Front Side & Front Curtain, Air-Conditioning - Auto, Alarm , Alloy Wheels - 20in, Anti-Lock Brakes, Body Coloured Bumper

    • Year: 2012
    • Mileage: 29500 mi
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  • Ferrari FF

    £159,995 £159,995

    Variant: - 2011 61 Rosso Corsa with Crema Leather Interior, Nero Dashboard and Carpets, Rosso Seatbelts, Rosso Stitching, 20” Forged Dark Painted Rims with Yellow Brake Callipers, Sports Exhaust Pipes, Climate Controlled Air-conditioning, Electronic Suspension, DSC, Cruise Control, Electric Seats with Memory and Heating, Front and Rear Park Distance Control, Satellite Navigation, Xenon Headlamps, Bluetooth Telephone Prep, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, Stereo System and Security System with Navtrak.

    • Year: 2011
    • Mileage: 12500 mi
    • Engine size: 6.3
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  • Ferrari FF

    £212,950 £212,950

    Push Button Start, Heated Seats Romans are proud to offer this stunning 2015/15Ferrari FF for sale presented in 'Nero Daytona' with Crema Leather. This beautiful 1 owner example comes with a fantastic specification including the Panoramic Glass Roof, Passenger Display, Front & Rear Suspension Lift and more. Furthermore, this fantastic car comes supplied with the 7 Year Free Servicing Package until April 2022 and Ferrari manufacturer's warranty until April 2019. Colour: Nero Daytona with Crema Leather, Price: £212,950 Engine: 6.3L V12, Mileage: 2,835 Transmission: F1 DCT, Body Style: Coupe Fuel: Petrol, Extras, 20'' Forged Dark Painted Alloys, Yellow Brake Calipers, Suspension Lifter, Panoramic Roof, Sports Exhaust Pipes, Passenger Display, Carbon Fibre Steering Wheel + LEDS, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, HELE High Emotion Low Emission, AFS Advanced Front Lighting System, High Power Hi-Fi System, Navtrak Anti-Theft System, Tyre Pressure Measurement, Horse Stitched on Headrest in Nero, Giallo Instrument Panel, Rear Wiper, Nero Special Coloured Stitching, 1 Owner from New! Features, Adaptive Suspension, Carbon Ceramic Brakes, Electric Steering Wheel, Launch Control, Dual-Zone Climate Control, Bi-Xenon Headlamps, LED Rear Lights, Rain and Light Sensors, Push Button Start, Electric/Dimming/Heated Mirrors, Heated Seats.

    • Mileage: 2835 mi
    • Engine size: 6300
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  • 2015 Ferrari FF

    POA POA

    20" Diamond Finish Forged Alloys, Panoramic Glass Sunroof, Ferrari Historical Colour (Grigio Ferro), Carbon Fibre Driver Zone + LED Steering Wheel, Carbon Fibre Central Tunnel, Carbon Fibre Dashboard Inserts, Daytona Style Seats, Sports Exhaust Pipes, Apple Car Play, Front Grille with Chromed Edges, Embroidered Prancing Horse Headrests, Dark Painted Rear View Mirror Cluster, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, Giallo Modena Brake Callipers, Rear Privacy Glass, Special Contrast Stitching, Leather/Alcantara Interior, UK Supplied, Stunning Example! Adaptive Suspension, Carbon Ceramic Brakes, Electric Steering Wheel, Launch Control, Dual-Zone Climate Control, Bi-Xenon Headlamps, LED Rear Lights, Rain and Light Sensors, Push Button Start, Electric/Dimming/Heated Mirrors, Heated Seats.

    • Mileage: 5700 mi
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  • 2012 (61) FERRARI FF COUPE 2dr Auto [HELE]

    £141,995 £141,995

    EXTERIOR This Ferrari is presented in Rossa Corsa and has been well cared for by it's 4 owners. INTERIOR The interior of the FF is upholstered in Crema hide / Alcantara inserts in red and is one of the best examples available on the market today. SPECIFICATION CONSISTS OF Rossa with Crema Hide & Alacantara Inserts in Red. Crema Alacantara Head Lining Nero Carpets Rossa Break Calipers Front Chrome Grill Cruse Gontrol Red Seats Belts Crema Leather Dashboard Suspension Lifter Mirrors with Black Inserts Sports Exhaust Tail Pipes Carbon Steering Wheel with Led Scuderia Shields Font and Rear Parking Sensors White Rev Counter 20" Forged Alloys TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Engine - 6262 Power - 651 BHP Acceleration - 0-62 Mph (0-100) 3.7 Seconds Top Speed - 208 Mph (284.854 Kph) Drivetrain - 4 Wheel drive SERVICE HISTORY This FF benefits from the 7 years free service plan which expires 19-01-2019 Also an extended warranty come with the car that expires 19-01-2019 The car comes complete with the original Owner Pack containing the manuals and quick reference guides, as well as 2 keys. Full Ferrari Service History 14/01/2013 - 7962 Miles - Ferrari Main Dealer 30/01/2014 -14069 Miles - Ferrari Main Dealer 23/01/2015 - 23242 Miles - Ferrari Main Dealer 09/01/2016 - 28103 Miles - Ferrari Main Dealer MOT expires 10/06/17 WHEELS AND TYRES Front - Pirelli PZero 245/35 ZR20 (95Y) Back - Pirelli Pzero 295/35 ZR20 (105Y) Front Right: 6 mm Front Left: 6 mm Rear Right: 4mm Rear Left: 4 mm For more information, please call our sales team on 01772 663 777. Amari Supercars presents our stunning 2012 (61) Ferrari FF [Hele], presented in beautiful Rossa Corsa and with only 33,500 miles by 3 careful owners. The Ferrari FF (FF meaning "Ferrari Four", for four seats and four-wheel drive) is a grand tourer presented by Ferrari on March 1, 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show. It is Ferrari's first production four-wheel drive model. The body style has been described as a shooting-brake, a type of sporting hatchback/estate car with two doors. It replaced the 612 Scaglietti grand tourer. The FF has a top speed of 335 km/h (208 mph) and it accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds. Ferrari states that the FF was the world's fastest four-seat automobile upon its release to the public. Prior to offering for sale, all cars are subject to the AMARI Inspection, a stringent 170 point investigation of the car cosmetically, electrically and mechanically. Our resident master technicians attend to all issues prior to offering the car for sale, using the very latest and best diagnostic equipment, state of the art tools and methods. Our highly qualified master technicians can carry out servicing on all road cars, from the standard family hatch back to the latest Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin... We are the only independent dealer with full Ferrari SDX Diagnostics and the Lamborghini LARAS Diagnostics systems. Our fully equipped workshop enables us to attend to any electrical, and mechanical issues, from intricate electrical repairs and renewals, to brake disc Skimming and air conditioning recharging. Before collection all cars go through our exhaustive detailing process (can take up to three days) using only the worlds finest Swissvax products, carried out by our professional certified Swissvax trained technicians, covering every aspect of the car inside and out. Collection and delivery throughout the UK can be offered through the most reputable manufacturer championed company who use only the very latest covered car transporters with extensive experience of transporting cars across the world. Vehicles are supplied with a three month warranty *Exclusions Apply. We offer part exchange and finance facility on most cars. AMARI Lifestyle Limited T/As AMARI SuperCars is authorised & Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (663066)

    • Mileage: 33500 mi
    • Engine size: 6.3
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  • Ferrari FF

    £212,950 £212,950

    Push Button Start, Heated Seats Romans are proud to offer this stunning 2015/15Ferrari FF for sale presented in 'Nero Daytona' with Crema Leather. This beautiful 1 owner example comes with a fantastic specification including the Panoramic Glass Roof, Passenger Display, Front & Rear Suspension Lift and more. Furthermore, this fantastic car comes supplied with the 7 Year Free Servicing Package until April 2022 and Ferrari manufacturer's warranty until April 2019. Colour: Nero Daytona with Crema Leather, Price: £212,950 Engine: 6.3L V12, Mileage: 2,835 Transmission: F1 DCT, Body Style: Coupe Fuel: Petrol, Extras, 20'' Forged Dark Painted Alloys, Yellow Brake Calipers, Suspension Lifter, Panoramic Roof, Sports Exhaust Pipes, Passenger Display, Carbon Fibre Steering Wheel + LEDS, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, HELE High Emotion Low Emission, AFS Advanced Front Lighting System, High Power Hi-Fi System, Navtrak Anti-Theft System, Tyre Pressure Measurement, Horse Stitched on Headrest in Nero, Giallo Instrument Panel, Rear Wiper, Nero Special Coloured Stitching, 1 Owner from New! Features, Adaptive Suspension, Carbon Ceramic Brakes, Electric Steering Wheel, Launch Control, Dual-Zone Climate Control, Bi-Xenon Headlamps, LED Rear Lights, Rain and Light Sensors, Push Button Start, Electric/Dimming/Heated Mirrors, Heated Seats.

    • Mileage: 2835 mi
    • Engine size: 6300
    For sale
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