Watch Someone Offroad a 2016 Ferrari FF as it Screams for Mercy
If you get squeamish with Ferraris getting run roughshod, this video isn’t for youby Kirby Garlitos, on
It’s been a minute since we a Ferrari FF made the news, and for fanboys of Scuderia’s recently discontinued grand tourer, this video of the FF getting the rough treatment isn’t something you’d want to see. The 30-second video shows a black FF getting wasted on a hilly patch of grass in what can only be described as wasted money. It’s unclear who the owner of this FF is, but based on how he seems to have little care for the supercar’s well-being, we’re guessing that he has no problems paying for whatever damages it may incur from his haphazard driving.
Ferraris are probably the last cars you’d want to see doing something like this. Not only is it dangerous, but the chance of breaking something runs high. Once that happens, you could be looking at repairs that could reach tens of thousands of dollars, if not more. The obvious solution is to be smart about where you drive your Ferrari FF.
Unfortunately, the man driving this black Ferrari FF didn’t get that memo. The video starts off with a bang as the FF slips and slides on what appears to be a thick patch of grass covering a small hill.
Without any thought of the car’s well-being, the driver throws the FF around in all directions, presumably as part of attempts to drift the car on that kind of surface.
He succeeds in some way, but the changing elevation of the hill is causing a good amount of hurt on the FF’s underbody. We don’t exactly see it, but you can tell based on how the car is riding that it’s not having a ball of a time, unlike its driver. The video mercifully ends after the FF does a few more slips, slides, and successful drifts.
Let it be said that if the driver wanted to shoot this video for the purpose of putting it up on the Internet, then he succeeded hand over fist. But at what cost did his thirst for clicks and views come at the expense of the FF’s health is a question that only he can answer at this point.
Regardless if it’s a fun watch or not, that’s not how you treat a Ferrari FF. The model that was succeeded by the GTC4Lusso had an incredible five-year run from 2011 to 2016. The car’s hatchback-like shooting-brake design earned it a lot of fans, owners, and awards from a number of established publications, including Top Gear, which named it the “Estate Car of the Year” award in 2011. In the course of its five-year run, the FF earned all the accolades it received.
In addition to its unique design, the FF featured a naturally aspirated, 6.2-liter, V-12 engine that produced 651 horsepower and 504 pound-feet of torque.
At that time, the FF was the world’s fastest four-seater in the world, owing in large part to its top speed of 208 mph. The popularity of the model spurred Ferrari to create 2,291 units during its entire five-year run.
To see one of those 2,291 models get treated the way it did in the video is definitely not for the weak of heart.
Read our full review on the 2012 Ferrari FF.