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.
On Columbus Avenue in New York City, a delivery truck backed over top of $300,000 Ferrari FF. This was slightly more damage than a fender bender, with the hood of the Ferrari being crushed under the ramp/tailgate of the delivery vehicle causing the already low body of the Ferrari to crush against the front wheels. No one was hurt in the incident, however the owner of the vehicle was not the one who was driving, so there may be some explaining to do.
The Ferrari FF is a 6.3 liter V12 all wheel drive with a 7-speed automated transmission that produces 651 horsepower with 504 pound feet of torque and delivers a 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds. Top speed on the Ferrari FF is 208 mph with the ability to go from 60 mph to 0 mph in 3.6 seconds.
There is no doubt that the LaFerrari is a game changer for the future of Ferrari supercars. There have been suggestions in the past by Ferrari president, Luca di Montezemolo that the hybrid technology used in the LaFerrari could make its way into the next-generation of Ferraris. This would be in direct response to increasingly demanding emissions requirements. A series of design patent images recently revealed show that Ferrari is developing a new model, which may be a front-engine turbocharged hybrid that could possibly replace the Ferrari California.
Pictures circulating online after patents were submitted, reveal a vehicle that takes most of its cues from current Ferrari’s, including the front and rear styling of the FF. The lights shown in this illustration are consistent with the lights currently used on the Ferrari 458, F12 Berlinetta and FF. The lower valance displayed in these diagrams appears to be a hybrid between what is found on the Ferrari FF and the F12 Berlinetta. Even with the illustration appearing to show a fixed-roof coupe, there are prominent cut lines in the roof that strongly suggest that a production version could include a removable roof panel or a folding metal hard top, similar to what is currently used on the Ferrari California.
The current Ferrari California is a rear-drive vehicle powered by a naturally aspirated V8 engine that produces 483 horsepower and 375lb-ft of torque capable of doing 0-60 in less than 4 seconds. A slightly disguised Ferrari California was seen testing with what was rumored to be a twin-turbocharged 3.8 liter V8 that is currently found in the Maserati Quattroporte and delivers 523 horsepower and 523lb-ft of torque. These sightings and the release of patent images strongly suggest that we may see a replacement vehicle for the Ferrari California by 2017.
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.