Taking the Ferrari FF through a Snowy Slalom– Video

No skis required here.

One of the most controversial and innovative new models to come from Ferrari is the FF. The Ferrari FF is the first production model from the Italian automaker to use four-wheel drive. This drivetrain, however, has caused quite a stir with Ferrari and automotive enthusiasts alike as some believe that strays from tradition. Ferrari has countered with the belief that the new four-wheel drive system is technologically innovative and advanced; things that have made Ferrari what it is today under Enzo’s leadership in the past.

In the mountains of Madonna di Campiglio, where World Cup downhill alpine ski races are held, Ferrari brought two FF models to be driven in a slalom course by Scuderia Ferrari drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa. Each of the four-seater, four-wheel drive cars were driven by Alonso and Massa down a slalom course to demonstrate the precise grip and handling displayed by each of the Ferrari FF models.

Each Ferrari FF will provide customers with an advanced, lightweight four-wheel drive system that utilizes numerous electronic sensors and controls to constantly monitor and transfer torque to each wheel for outstanding grip. The four-seater is powered by a 660 horsepower V-12 engine mounted front-middle and a rear-mounted transmission to achieve a superb 47/53 front to rear weight distribution ratio.

“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,” proclaimed Alonso.

“The most incredible thing about the car is the fact there is no need to compromise maximum performance and useability, whatever the driving environment,” said Massa. “And on top of that, it’s perfect for everyday use with the whole family in the car.”

Be sure to check out the video of the race. According to Ferrari, the FF slalom ended in a tie between the two drivers. Yes, we believe that…

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