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Video: This Is What It's Like To Ski In A Ferrari

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On: Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 3:32PM | By: Chris Weiss


Video: This Is What It's Like To Ski In A Ferrari

Ferrari has been nothing short of emphatic in showing off the all-wheel-drive capabilities of the new FF grand tourer. It's filmed it in every type of slick terrain possible, shown it off in the snowy mountains of Europe and used it as the vessel for a winter driving course here in the U.S. Ferrari's latest FF showcase includes two of its racing drivers, ski slopes in Italy, and red and blue gates.

Last week at Madonna di Campiglio, Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa each got into a Ferrari FF and competed head to head on a slalom course. They used red and blue FFs that contrasted with their respective gate colors.

What followed wasn't exactly a hair-raising feat of automotive cliffhangery, but more of a slow, purposeful course completion that ended in a tie. Watching two pristine Ferraris drive down a slalom course in the shadows of the jagged Italian Dolomites is an experience in itself, however, so the lack of heart-pounding competitive excitement can be forgiven.

The reason that Ferrari can't seem to get enough of throwing its FF in front of the camera on sand, dirt, snow and ice is that the car is Ferrari's very first all-wheel-drive model. The 660 hp 6.3-liter engine is assisted by a lightweight 4RM system that delivers the ideal amount of torque to each wheel.

Not surprisingly (they earn their paycheck from Ferrari, after all), both Massa and Alonso were quite impressed with the car's performance on the snow. Alonso summed it up, "It's incredible how easy it is to drive the FF even on a such a demanding surface and at the same time, how high a performance level you can reach in it."

Watch him and Massa in action below.


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Sami18 | 10:21AM (Wed, Jan 18, 2012)

Its amazing what these cars can do these days.


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Stephy21 | 10:38AM (Wed, Jan 18, 2012)

One thing i dont like about this car is how long the front end is it just looks ridiculous, but it does have room for 4 and that's a plus and especially like the interior in the cars in the video very slimming.



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