Oh man! That’s bad. I can tell how excited he was being chosen as one of the few journalists from the world’s best known automotive media to go and drive the new Ferrari FF in its first press event. And it was going all peachy, the sun was out, the road was clear, and the Fezza was astonishing… right up to the moment that Mr. journalist crashes it. You see, Ferrari FF is four-wheel-drive but it’s not exactly a SUV. You should be careful with it. The rest from there is lots of f-bombs, predictably.
Hey, remember a couple of years back when Car and Driver stuffed a 599 GTB into a wall during a test drive in Italy? Well, obviously this is a very competitive industry and that was a gauntlet thrown. CAR magazine’s Jethro Bovingdon has responded by pinging a Ferrari FF off a curb — while speaking on camera.
We can’t tell you how many times we’ve seen overconfident journalists bump, scratch or completely crash a car on press drive events. Well, here is a perfect example. We’re pretty sure this guy from CAR Magazine is a great driver and a great journalist – he just happened to bang the new 2012 Ferrari FF against a curb… or kerb.
Refresher: Power for the Ferrari FF comes from a 6.3L V12 engine making 651-hp at 8,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 504 lb-ft at 6,000 rpm with 368 lb-ft available from 1,000 rpm. The engine is mated to Ferrari’s patented 4RM four-wheel-drive system and a 7-speed transaxle dual-clutch F1 gearbox, allowing the Ferrari FF to go from 0 to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 208 mph. Fuel-economy wise, the Ferrari FF manages a combined 15 mpg.
Also see – Ferrari FF – first four-wheel drive Ferrari
Video of CAR Crashes A Ferrari FF During Test Drive –