"Maranello, 4 February 2011 - Due to the outstanding interest created by the new FF and the numerous requests to see the car in movement, Ferrari is pleased to issue some additional photographs of the new four-seater in action on snow. The photo material, showing an advanced prototype and a final model, have been added to the images published by Ferrari in recent weeks. Meanwhile the incredible success of the video dedicated to the car continues: over the last few weeks hundreds of thousands of clicks have been registered on www.ferrari.com and other Ferrari channels on Youtube and Facebook."
Having seen 612's in urban settings I am a big fan of the outgoing car - pictures really do not do it justice. It is restrained and elegant when surrounded by everyday kit and IMHO looks better than it did at launch. Then again, I remember seeing a 456 outside a vineyard in France and feeling the wind knocked out of me.
But the FF does not do it for me. The upper rear is more Scimitar than M Coupe, and the side vents are contrived. I've no problem with the concept, but if it had a little more Typhon about it I would probably be a fan.
Jensen FF chassis number 119/025 photographed in Switzerland 1968
Motoring journalist Michael Scarlett at the steering wheel. In a fit of bravado, Scarlett decided to drive this FF up a ski-slope. Unaided and with basic crossply tyres, 119/025 drove up the ski-slope without fuss; much to the surprise of skiers.