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slarti650

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1,807 posts

92 months

Saturday 29th December 2018
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Spent the day driving an FF. What a monumentally epic car!!!! That's all.


MDL111

3,125 posts

115 months

Sunday 30th December 2018
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Imo might be overall the best car ever - so useable and still special. That engine is a peach and the 4wd is surprisingly efficient/have not managed to get it stuck yet. Quite nimble for its size and weight too. I love mine (even if Ferrari and Brembo used cheap screws, mesh and fixings and it all rusts unfortunately)

ThePackMan

36 posts

4 months

Sunday 30th December 2018
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The FF is a great car, I’ve had two. But the step up to the V12 GTC Lusso is really significant. Especially the interior and handling due to the 4WS. Better at slow and fast speeds. The GTC also feels much better built, they got rid of a lot of electrical quirks and gremlins from the FF too. Just recently had it lowered a touch and wheels widened, it’s made the handling even better and looks a lot more aggressive on the road. For my preference I can’t imagine a better car with 4 seats.

MDL111

3,125 posts

115 months

Sunday 30th December 2018
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ThePackMan said:
The FF is a great car, I’ve had two. But the step up to the V12 GTC Lusso is really significant. Especially the interior and handling due to the 4WS. Better at slow and fast speeds. The GTC also feels much better built, they got rid of a lot of electrical quirks and gremlins from the FF too. Just recently had it lowered a touch and wheels widened, it’s made the handling even better and looks a lot more aggressive on the road. For my preference I can’t imagine a better car with 4 seats.
Any chance you have driven it on salt for a season or two already and have input on if it rusts?
I prefer the exterior of the FF, but the Lusso is certainly very nice

ThePackMan

36 posts

4 months

Sunday 30th December 2018
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No. To be honest it’s not my main car, so I don’t drive it every day, therefore I’ve not given it serious winter use. Although, I did use my FF pretty much the same and that did show more signs of visible erosion than the GTC. Not so much rust, more aluminium anodising etc. If you can stretch to a GTC id really recommend it. Rear of the exterior is much better than the FF in my opinion. parked next to an 812 super fast it’s pretty much the same car from the rear.
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MDL111

3,125 posts

115 months

Sunday 30th December 2018
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ThePackMan said:
No. To be honest it’s not my main car, so I don’t drive it every day, therefore I’ve not given it serious winter use. Although, I did use my FF pretty much the same and that did show more signs of visible erosion than the GTC. Not so much rust, more aluminium anodising etc. If you can stretch to a GTC id really recommend it. Rear of the exterior is much better than the FF in my opinion. parked next to an 812 super fast it’s pretty much the same car from the rear.
Ok thanks - I will see how it looks after this season - which will be its third winter in my ownership. I might get a GTC when the FF has to retire from daily duty, hopefully not for another few years. I prefer the FF rear (owned a Z3 M Coupe when I was young ....), having said that I also like the Lusso - esp the front. Both great cars and imo the best daily driver imaginable (a bigger petrol tank would be nice, but then there wouldn’t be boot space left ....)

DeltaOne

500 posts

151 months

Sunday 30th December 2018
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ThePackMan said:
The FF is a great car, I’ve had two. But the step up to the V12 GTC Lusso is really significant. Especially the interior and handling due to the 4WS. Better at slow and fast speeds. The GTC also feels much better built, they got rid of a lot of electrical quirks and gremlins from the FF too. Just recently had it lowered a touch and wheels widened, it’s made the handling even better and looks a lot more aggressive on the road. For my preference I can’t imagine a better car with 4 seats.
Have to agree with that. Had an FF when they first came out, didn’t keep that long as enjoyed it but didn’t properly tick any of the boxes I was looking for really. Recently bought a V12 Lusso and it really is a different proposition. Handling feels better for sure, engine is simply fantastic, and internally they’ve made it more liveable by sorting out the pretty useless infotainment that the FF had (and that all the recent Ferraris have had). I have teenage kids and they can fit comfortably in the back. Probably won’t take it on longer journeys, but for shorter ones its just superb in every respect

slarti650

Original Poster:

1,807 posts

92 months

Monday 31st December 2018
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The lusso has a nicer rear but they've spoiled the front imho. The lusso also feels less aggressive to drive for some reason although not spent any serious time with one. More to the point for me though is that i can't justify the extra 100k for a lusso - I'd rather keep one or two other supercars in the garage for the moment. Been driving the FF every day. Can't believe if didn't get one sooner.

seawise

1,416 posts

144 months

Monday 31st December 2018
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slarti650 said:
Been driving the FF every day. Can't believe if didn't get one sooner.
that's what I found when I had one - bought new as a 3rd car to scratch an itch, but I couldn't stop using it as it fitted into my life so well. I ended up putting almost 10,000 miles on it in just over 12 months, which is a pretty expensive exercise in at least two aspects with a V-12 Ferrari. replaced it with an F12 as I reckoned I wouldn't be able to use one of those so much, but even that car I have exceeded the self imposed mileage budget.

the FF and GTC4L are truly exceptional motorcars.

JimmyA

16 posts

5 months

Thursday 7th February
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Been re-reading all the FF related threads on here recently. Making me even more excited about taking delivery of mine two weeks tomorrow. Obligatory pics to follow.

slarti650

Original Poster:

1,807 posts

92 months

Sunday 10th February
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You won't be disappointed. Still driving mine and neglecting all the others

JimmyA

16 posts

5 months

Monday 11th February
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Good to hear! Just seen mine has had a cameo appearance in TGE’s latest F12 vid too. Can’t wait to get my hands on it! 11 days, ugh.

R5OHH

37 posts

63 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Is it the black and crema car Jimmy? That was superb value if so..

JimmyA

16 posts

5 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Yeah, that’s the one. Been looking for a good while now and that ticked all my boxes; plus decent value I thought for the mileage vs. some of the others out there.