Unlike some supercar owners, Chris Harris actually knows how to drive the cars he ‘owns’. The most recent car he has picked up is a Ferrari FF (on finance of course) and in the following clip, shows his admiration for the brutally powerful and fast Italian exotic.
While the design of the FF splits opinion, there is no debating the fact that it is a brutal machine. After all, it is powered by a slightly detuned variant of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta’s 6.3-litre V12 engine delivering about 670 hp.
While speaking about the FF, it is worth discussing its future. According to recent reports, it will receive its mid-life facelift in 2016 and alongside a host of visual tweaks and upgrades, there is a suggestion that a V8 powered variant will be offered. Beyond the power increases of the V12 which should see the car delivering 700 hp, revisions are expected to be made to the already-advanced four-wheel drive system with new electronic management technologies expected to be adopted.
As for the V8 model, it will feature the same twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 engine as the new California T and upcoming Ferrari M458-T.
On a transmission front, the 2016 Ferrari FF will ditch its current seven-speed dual-clutch transmission in favour of an eight-speed gearbox helping to lower CO2 emissions and improve fuel economy.
From a design standpoint, Car Magazine understands that the rear-end of the FF will be a key focus area for designers with it expected to be less upright and more streamlined. While Ferrari is still committed to using aluminium instead of carbon fibre for its cars, there’s a possibility that the roof of the facelifted FF could be made from carbon fibre.
As it stands, the Ferrari FF is already in a class of its own. With power set to increase further, it is assured to provide thrills no other four seater in the world can.