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

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

    £159,995 £159,995

    Nero Daytona Metallic with Nero Leather Interior, Nero Dashboard and Carpets, Rosso Stitching, Nero Leather Diamond Stitch Headlining, 20” Forged Diamond Rims with Rosso Scuderia Brake Callipers, Leather Boot Carpet, Nero Daytona Painted Dash Inserts, Carbon Fibre Driving Zone & LED’s, Carbon Fibre Central Tunnel, Carbon Fibre Central Bridge, Carbon Fibre Kick Sill, Climate Controlled Air Conditioning, Electronic Suspension, CST, AFS, HELE, Rosso Instrumental Panel, Full Electric Heated Seats with Driver Memory, Rear Seat Entertainment, Cruise Control, Xenon Headlamps, Front and Rear Parking Distance Control, Dual View Front Parking Camera, Electro-Chromatic Rear View Mirror, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, Front Grill with Chromed Edges, Sport Exhaust Pipes, Suspension Lifter, High Power HIFI with I-Pod Connection, Satellite Navigation, Bluetooth Telephone Preparation and Security System with NavTrak.

    • Year: 2011
    • Mileage: 8500 mi
    • Engine size: 6.3
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  • Ferrari FF |

    £151,850 £151,850

    Specification MAKE Ferrari MODEL FF COLOUR Grigio Silverstone with Cuoio Toscana Hide Interior YEAR 2012/12 MILEAGE 11000 DESCRIPTION We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this stunning example of the Ferrari FF, which is presented in Grigio Silverstone with Cuoio Toscana Hide Interior. Supplied with the balance of its 7 year Ferrari Service Plan and its Ferrari Power Warranty. This example has just been inspected and serviced by Dick Lovett Ferrari and comes with a recent MOT. It has had a total of 3 keepers since it was first registered. STANDARD EQUIPMENT Anti Locking Brakes, Driver and Passenger Airbags, Remote Central Locking with Alarm/Immobiliser, Electric Windows, Satellite Navigation System, Climate Controlr, Bi-Xenon Headlights, Cruise Control, Heated Front Seats, CST Traction Control, Engine Start Button, Day Time Running Lights, Performance Launch Control, Electrically Adjustable Heated Exterior Mirrors, Air Suspension, Electrically Adjustable Steering Column, Carbon Ceramic Brakes, Tyre Pressure Measurement System, Remote Boot Release OPTIONAL EXTRAS Carbon Fibre Driving Zone, Carbon Fibre and Leather Steering Wheel with LED Shift Lights, Carbon Fibre Centre Co

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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
    For sale
  • Ferrari FF

    £159,995 £159,995

    Variant: 2011 61 Nero Daytona Metallic with Cuoio Toscano Leather Interior, Nero Dashboard and Carpets, Semi Aniline Tuscan Leather Interior, Filo Speciale Bianco Stitching, Nero Headlining, 20” Forged Diamond Rims with Yellow Brake Callipers, Air Conditioning, Sport Exhaust Pipes, Electronic Suspension, CST, Full Electric Heated Daytona Seats with Driver Memory, Cruise Control, Xenon Headlamps, Dual View Front Parking Camera, Front and Rear Parking Distance Control, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, Front Grill with Chromed Edges, Yellow Rev Counter, Suspension Lifter, TPMS, Carbon Fibre Steering Wheel & LED’s, High Power HIFI, Satellite Navigation, Bluetooth Telephone Preparation and Security System with NavTrak.

    • Year: 2011
    • Mileage: 2200 mi
    • Engine size: 6.3
    For sale
  • Ferrari FF Grey

    £174,950 £174,950

    HOME STOCK EMAIL Registered March 2014 2 Owners 22,250 Miles Finished in Nuovo Nero Daytona - wrapped in Matt Grey Nero Hide Interior with Red Piping and Contrast White Stitching Panoramic Glass Sunroof Sport Exhaust Pipes Passenger Display System Rear Seat Entertainment Premium Hi-Fi System TV Tuner Scuderia Ferrari Shields Carbon Fibre Driver Zone with LED Steering Wheel Carbon Fibre Central Zone Carbon Fibre For Central Tunnel Carbon Fibre Exterior Sill Kicks Carbon Fibre Dashboard Inserts Ventilated and Fully Electric Seats Diamond Style Seats Front Suspension Lifting System Cruise Control Tyre Pressure and Temperature Monitoring Electrochromatic Mirrors AFS System Front and Rear Parking Sensors Rear Parking Camera Leather and Alcantara Interior Alcantara Interior Carpets Alcantara Boot Carpet Alcantara Armrest Horse Stitched on Headrests Rosso Corsa Brake Callipers Rear View Mirror Cluster Dark 20" Dark Painted Forged Wheels Red Rev Counter Rear Privacy Glass Rear Wiper Bluetooth Telephone Preparation Anti Theft Satellite System Balance of Ferrari Warranty until 01/03/2018 Balance of Ferrari Service Plan until 01/03/2021 £174,950 Submitting Form... The server encountered an er

    • Year: 2014
    • Mileage: 22250 mi
    For sale
  • FERRARI FF

    £152,950 £152,950

    Satellite Navigation AFS System Alcantara Interior Carpet Front Grill with Chrome Edges Cruise Control Outer Mirror Black Inserts Sports Exhaust Pipes Rosso Instrument Dial Semi Aniline Leather Interior in Cuoio Toscano Carbon Fibre Steering Wheel and LED's Scuderia Ferrari Shields Semi Anilina Boot Upholstery Internal and External Electro Chromic Mirrors Parking Camera Dual View Front Parking Camera Inner Alcantara Inserts Special Triple Layer Paint Rosso Maranello 20' Forged Diamond Alloys Ventilated Full Electric Seats Semi Aniline Leather Headlining Nero Stitching Throughout Tyre Pressure Monitoring UK Supplied 1 Owner Cost New £272,000 Adjustable Steering Column Alloy Wheels Bi-Xenon Headlights Carbon-ceramic Brake Climate Control Parking Sensor Satellite Navigation Dealer/Manufacturer Warranty Delivery Available Financing Available Full Service History

    • Year: 2012
    • Mileage: 13000 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 Bump

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

    £154,895 £154,895

    Having been supplied to the current owner by DK this stunning FF is presented in superb condition and has covered 10,500 miles from new, and benefits from the Ferrari Seven Year Routine Maintenance Plan running until March 2020; the last service having been carried out by HR Owen in October 2016. The car comes complete with all tools, books, leather wallet, and the spare key. It presents extremely well in the subtle and understated colour of Grigio Silverstone and viewings are available at our showroom based just outside London.

    • Mileage: 10500 mi
    For sale
  • Ferrari FF

    £172,995 £172,995

    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
    For sale
  • Ferrari FF

    £157,995 £157,995

    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
    For sale
  • 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
  • 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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