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Ferrari FF: Hit Or Miss?

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While the new 458 Italia is almost universally acclaimed as one of the best looking Ferraris in years, perhaps, even, in all time, the recently unveiled Ferrari FF is drawing mixed responses from most that have seen it.

Ferrari has certainly ventured into new territory with the FF, which features a more practical ‘shooting brake’ design and all-wheel-drive system.

It is also one of the biggest models ever unveiled by Ferrari, stretching 193.2 inches in length and 76.9 inches across, and its relatively unique hatchback design nets a generous 15.9 cubic feet of space, expandable to 28.2 cubic feet.

All of which brings us to an important point, should a supercar ever need to be practical? Does a hatchback design suit an exotic car with a six-figure pricetag or is it a design that should stay in the affordable end of the new car spectrum?

Tell us in the comments below.

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  1. Isn't the whole point of the hatchback being a way to make cars more practical for those who can only afford one car? Which is why the design is usually seen on cheaper econo cars. That's how the whole hot hatch scene evolved, for people that wanted a sports car and something practical but could only afford one car..sheesh
    I would have thought that most people who own Ferraris would have a couple of cars. Who is demanding that their Ferraris have more trunk space to carry groceries or whatever?
    God, I would want my Ferrari to be big enough for me and my chick.. that's it! If I wanted to carry crap I'd buy a second car, probably a Range Rover or Cayenne Turbo :-D
     
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  2. And they call the Porsche Panamera ugly? This by far takes the cake, what were they thinking?
     
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  3. Have to agree with the author. If I want a hatchback I don't look for a supercar. Simple as that.
    I'm sure this will sell, as Ferrari has waiting lists more than a year long, but that doesn't mean it's good.
    After the 458 Italia, I thought Ferrari were back, better than ever, but now with this, I'm looking forward to the new Aventador. Thankfully, Lamborghini hasn't lost its way..
     
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  4. Love it - looks like a more refined BMW Z3M coupe.
    I don't understand why the mechanism of how the tailgate opens steers some people's minds into a dead-end..If you get a little more trunk space then that's a good thing. It'll sell mainly in Europe I guess.
     
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  5. I think Ferarri are going to regret this one.
     
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  6. must be the soccer moms who requested this
     
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  7. People who can afford a Ferrari probably already have (or can easily get) a Range Rover Sport, BMW X5 or other luxury SUV to complement a traditional two-seat sports car. Like most Ferraris, this car will probably sell reasonably well, but that doesn't mean the argument in its favor is conclusive given the controversial looks and dubious practicality.
     
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  8. I think this is much more attractive and aggressive looking compared to the 612 Scaglietti which it's replacing. I have to somewhat agree with Ed's comment about it looking like a Z3M, which is not a good thing. The last thing a Ferrari owner would want to hear someone say is: "Nice Bimmer!".
     
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  9. Classic 'Shooting Brake' beauty...
    Combi Coupé, Shooting Brake, Break de Chasse & Cie....
     
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  10. They should have called it the "EF"
    Epic Fail.
     
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  11. Why not? Perfect for lugging a few saddles down to the polo stables.
    Because your rich and have 14 cars, you still might want to bring something more than a snake bite kit with you.
     
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  12. this miss by around a few hundred miles i mean was Ferrari designer smoking crack when they design this and wait the F458 is the best looking Ferrari in years are or all time are you crazy i don't think so that goes to the 599 GTO or even the Enzo will do rather than the F458.
     
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  13. This car is so left-field it's insanely beautiful.
     
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  14. At least now the Panamera have company. I have to agreed with what those who dislike this car said in the above posts.
     
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  15. I'v never liked the 'sedan' look. I always thought that a roof line that drops before the rear of the car was an artificial artifact of social norms and much prefer rooflines that define the overall shape of the car (resulting in more interior space). Good examples of this include the sicorro, A7, or the new civic.
    That being said this Ferrari is exciting to me because I like to think that if I bought a Ferrari, I could drive it all day everyday. Sure I could afford a Cayenne or a Range Rover but I'd still rather drive a ferrari whenever I could. The point of this model is no compromise; It performs just as well taking the kids to hockey practice in ice and snow as it does shredding the picture perfect tracks of europe and that is what modern consumers demand from their cars.
    Anyways, this is not new territory for Ferrari; Observe this beautiful five door wagon based on the 456:
    http://supertouchart.com/2008/09/16/londonkustom-kulturespotted-the-incredibly-rare-ferrari-456-venice-station-wagon/
    PS I hate Captcha
     
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