Design Study: 2012 Ferrari FF
I’m sure that Ferrari would love to have you believe that their new FF is a shooting brake – a fancy name for a two-door station wagon – but let’s be honest, this new ride from Maranello is a hatchback.
And it is the ultimate hatchback. Conservative, yet audacious, the styling of this new 2+2 is pure Ferrari – masculine and powerful while still being feminine and curvy. Far removed from the days of funky air intakes and odd side-strakes, the look is long, low and purposeful.
Subtle creases mark the upper and lower portions of the sides while a low beltline allows the car to be an imposing presence without appearing heavy. The V12 engine is hinted at by a long hood and impressive distance between the front wheel wells and leading door edge. All in all, it’s a classy and beautiful addition to the historic Ferrari stable.