Taking the plunge to a 4 seat Ferrari

Taking the plunge to a 4 seat Ferrari

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LiveOnce

74 posts

74 months

Thursday 29th April
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Also Surrey-based here and haven’t found any issues making progress on our country roads... driving

tjclowes

4 posts

112 months

Friday 30th April
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Hi Rich

I’m in the market for an FF.

Have you found an original spec sheet to compare models to?

Do you know of any notable changes in the FF over its years of manufacture?

Thanks to all others too that respond.

Regards

Toby

ANOpax

432 posts

131 months

Friday 30th April
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tjclowes said:
Hi Rich

I’m in the market for an FF.

Do you know of any notable changes in the FF over its years of manufacture?

Thanks to all others too that respond.

Regards

Toby
Early cars (c.2011-12)had no pano roof or powered tailgate option available so you won't find any fitted with those parts. They also run the risk of a DCT sensor failure from brittle tie wraps (about £7k to fix if it fails).

From 2013 onwards, you see pano roof and powered tailgates as options (I think the tailgate may even have become standard around 2014-15 but I'm not sure) and the tie wrap problem has been addressed which reduces (but doesn't eliminate) the risk of DCT sensor failure.

Towards the end of the producton run (c.2015-16), you see pano roof as standard and an upgraded head unit with optional carplay being fitted.



tjclowes

4 posts

112 months

Friday 30th April
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Thank you

F355GTS

3,629 posts

220 months

Friday 30th April
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ANOpax said:
Early cars (c.2011-12)had no pano roof or powered tailgate option available so you won't find any fitted with those parts. They also run the risk of a DCT sensor failure from brittle tie wraps (about £7k to fix if it fails).

From 2013 onwards, you see pano roof and powered tailgates as options (I think the tailgate may even have become standard around 2014-15 but I'm not sure) and the tie wrap problem has been addressed which reduces (but doesn't eliminate) the risk of DCT sensor failure.

Towards the end of the producton run (c.2015-16), you see pano roof as standard and an upgraded head unit with optional carplay being fitted.
My 2012 car has a powered tailgate 👍


ANOpax

432 posts

131 months

Friday 30th April
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F355GTS said:
My 2012 car has a powered tailgate ??
Ok, thanks for that - the dates were all approximate - I'm guessing that yours is late 2012?

MDL111

5,373 posts

142 months

Friday 30th April
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F355GTS said:
ANOpax said:
Early cars (c.2011-12)had no pano roof or powered tailgate option available so you won't find any fitted with those parts. They also run the risk of a DCT sensor failure from brittle tie wraps (about £7k to fix if it fails).

From 2013 onwards, you see pano roof and powered tailgates as options (I think the tailgate may even have become standard around 2014-15 but I'm not sure) and the tie wrap problem has been addressed which reduces (but doesn't eliminate) the risk of DCT sensor failure.

Towards the end of the producton run (c.2015-16), you see pano roof as standard and an upgraded head unit with optional carplay being fitted.
My 2012 car has a powered tailgate ??
Mine as well

MDL111

5,373 posts

142 months

Friday 30th April
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Or maybe I am mixing sth up - how else would you open it without a handle/button?

ANOpax

432 posts

131 months

Friday 30th April
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MDL111 said:
Or maybe I am mixing sth up - how else would you open it without a handle/button?
As you know, there is no external release for the FF's tailgate. The early cars have a manual close only but the option of a powered tailgate was available later (late 2012, I think). Here's a photo of the button.


MDL111

5,373 posts

142 months

Friday 30th April
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Gotcha - mine is definitely powered - button next to seat, button on key and the close button per your pic
My car is April 2012 registration from memory

tjclowes

4 posts

112 months

Tuesday
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Hi, anyone know the different types of front seats available for an FF and the varying functions?

Thanks.

ANOpax

432 posts

131 months

Tuesday
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tjclowes said:
Hi, anyone know the different types of front seats available for an FF and the varying functions?

Thanks.
Regular, Daytona and Diamond stitch quilting.
All were electric and available with optional seat heating. The Regular seats were definitely available with seat ventilation but I’m not sure if the Daytona and Diamond stitched ones could have ventilation or not (I think they could).

There weren’t any carbon seats, buckets or race seats for the FF although at least one owner has retrofitted carbon seats (from an F12, I think).