It is not a secret that the relationship between Chris Harris and Ferrari is a strained relationship at best. This has not stopped Harris from purchasing Ferrari’s 12-cylinder supercar, the Ferrari FF. There is also a lot of fuss at the moment about the Drive network wanting fans to pay for the Drive+ channel in order to see the top videos. There has been some grumbling around the web that the timing of Harris showing of his shiny new supercar lining up with the release of the pay channel was poorly planned at best. Regardless of the situations, the Ferrari FF is downright gorgeous and Harris is hands down one of the best supercar drivers on YouTube. It’s good to see that even when there are differences between the manufacturer and the reviewer that everything can be worked out.
Slated for release in early 2016, the updated Ferrari FF will have even more power than the current model and will likely have an optional turbocharged V8 engine. All reports suggest that the Ferrari FF will still be equipped with an even more powerful V12 engine as the standard option. Expect horsepower output in this new V12 option to be closer to 700 hp.
The new engine option for the Ferrari FF will be a slightly reworked version of the new turbocharged V8 that is currently found in the Ferrari California-T. The all-wheel drive system is also expected to be updated and revised to increase performance. The Ferrari FF will ditch the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission in favor of a new eight-speed gearbox.
Expect the interior of the 2016 Ferrari FF to also get revised with an emphasis on newer lightweight materials and an updated infotainment center. The exterior will also receive so weight reduction upgrades such as carbon fiber body panels. These updates will give the buyer a buffet of new options to choose from and should definite help to keep the supercar relevant for several more years as Ferrari continues to work on a replacement design.
The criterion for purchasing a LaFerrari is rather strict to begin with. One of the prerequisites requires that all applicants have previously purchased two Ferraris new from the dealership, and owned six Ferraris in total over the past ten years. So it is not a surprise that real estate mogul Jon Hunt has a Ferrari 288 GTO, F40, F50 and Enzo in his collection. What is a surprise is that when the call came from the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Hunt decided to use his friends and family to help him drive his entire Ferrari collection from London to Modena to pick up the newest flagship vehicle from Ferrari.
Vancouver-based SR Auto group has a Far East based affiliate company named LP Auto Gallery that has just released a rather impressive upgrade package for the Ferrari FF. The package for the Ferrari FF includes an aerodynamic carbon-fiber body kit made up of a front lip, side skirts, rear diffuser and rear trunk spoiler. Additional extras in this kit include a Frequency Intelligent exhaust system and 21-inch PUR RS05 alloys finished in gloss black diamond.
The car-wrap industry continues to raise the bar when it comes to creating new finishes and exciting color combinations. As the trend of wrapping supercars becomes more popular versus the standard option of repainting, wealthy car owners and celebrities alike are continuously hunting for new paint schemes and outrageous color combinations. Print Tech Premium Wrapping out of Munich, Germany, recently took a Novitec-Rosso Ferrari FF and gave it a red chrome coating off-set brilliantly by a stunning Braille stripe (matte black stripe inside a gloss black stripe). Print Tech also gave the Ferrari FF a gloss black roof and a complete set of gloss black alloys that really make this red chrome Ferrari FF shine.
The Special Projects division of Ferrari has been at it again, this time with the Ferrari SP FXX. The SP definitely stands for Special Projects and the FF reflects that the original car used for the Build is the 6.3-liter V-12, 651 horsepower Ferrari FF. As far as the X goes, we are not quite sure what the X stands for. What we do know is that the Ferrari SP FFX is a delightful one-off that leaves everything under the hood unchanged. All aspects of this build are purely cosmetic and designed to accomplish a more aggressive appearance while improving aerodynamic efficiency.
The first thing that the Ferrari Special Projects team did was remove the hatch and rear seats of the FF as requested by the unnamed Japanese client that commissioned the build. Next the Ferrari SP FXX was given a Rosso Corsa paint job matched to a black roof with several Pearl White components to include side pillars, side sills, mirrors, rear spoiler and rims. In addition, both the front and rear fenders are adorned with trademark Ferrari gills that have been seen on most of Ferrari’s current models.
Once again Lapo Elkann, heir to Fiat Automobiles, has subjected us to another photo shoot, this time posing with a Ferrari FF as if the two are skiing and then with a camo wrapped Ferrari 458 Italia where Elkann is doing his best Bond impersonation. These photos were taken for an upcoming issue of L’Uomo Vouge.
Lapo Elkann is a New York-born Italian entrepreneur and Former Fiat marketing manager who is currently manager of brand promotion at Fiat Autombiles, group Fiat, and is a founding partner of LA Holding and current president Italia Independent and Independent Ideas. Elkann is the grandson of Italian industrialist and principal shareholder of Fiat, Gianni Agnelli.
Just when we thought that the situations surrounding the former Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito could not get any more bizarre, Incognito manages to surprise us all by intentionally destroying a brand new Ferrari FF with a baseball bat!
Incognito’s neighbors called police Wednesday morning after discovering his damaged vehicle in front of his house with a piece of the broken bat sticking out of the front grille of the Ferrari along with red shirts draped over the vehicle with Incognito’s name written on them. When the police arrived at the home, the Ferrari and Incognito were both gone. The police gave incognito a call later that day to ask if he wanted to report a crime, which is when he confessed that he did the damage himself in a fit of rage.
When asked by MyFoxPhoenix about the damage he inflicted to the $300,000 car, he said: “Oh that was that was just me venting, that was self expression, that’s a piece of art.” He went on to say “The happiest day of my life was when I got that car and now the second happiest day will be when I donate it to Charity.”
This just proves that not everyone who owns a Ferrari deserves a Ferrari.
The Ferrari FF is a 651 horsepower 6.3-liter V12 capable of delivering a 0-60mph in just 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 208 mph.
Suspended Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito, whose brash behavior has had him in the center of a media firestorm appears to be comfortable continuing to make brash and arrogantly offensive moves. Incognito, who is suspended from football for allegedly bullying teammate Jonathan Martin, who quit the team on October 30, was seen outside his beach-side Fort Lauderdale home taking possession of a brand new black Ferrari FF that was delivered to him by truck from California. Incognito was seen walking around the vehicle several times before caressing the hood, signing papers and eventually taking his new car for a drive.