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.