|The Ferrari FF, which was introduced in the country by Naza Italia two years ago, is now offered in several tantalizing Tailor-Made options; along with the Ferrari variants.|
The FF is Ferrari’s first four-seater, AWD (All-wheel drive) speedster that carries a powerful 6.2-liter V12 and transaxle dual-clutch F1 gearbox powertrain. The powertrain enables the super sport to punch 660 CV at a staggering 8,000 rpm and dash 0 – 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds.
Ferraris get three Tailor-made customizations
The Ferrari FF, with its 2.7kg/CV weight-to-power ratio, assures exceptionally responsive handling for city driving, whether on low grip or snow-covered surfaces or on the track.
Ferrari’s tailor-made or personalization program has been a Maranello thing since the 50s and 60s. Back then, Ferrari owners could choose their favorite materials, colors and finishes for their Ferraris. Now, the tailor-made has been revived to allow owners to customize their super sports from the exterior livery to the cabin trims, via a
completely unprecedented choice of finishes, accessories, materials, treatments and shades. There are three essential tailor-made options; Scuderia, Classica and Inedita.
New owners will be advised by a Personal Designer on the selected Scuderia, Classica and Inedita tailor-made options. The owner can even provide certain inputs during the customization process. Once the particular Ferrari tailor-made choice has been chosen, the owner could then track the entire schematics up till the delivery stage.
Here’s the low-down on the available Ferrari Tailor-made trims:
Racing has always been the lifeblood of Ferrari which has enjoyed unparalleled success on the world’s circuits. The Scuderia collection is therefore very much homage to the track, a fact reflected in the materials and finishes it includes. The list of options in the Scuderia collection ranges all the way from carbon-fiber trim to technical fabrics, chamois and rubberized leather, Alcantara, microfibers, Kevlar, satin-finish and matte metals.
The 250 Testa Rossa, which sold at auction at Pebble Beach in August 2011 for a record $16.4 million, provided the inspiration for the 458 Spider sporting blue and white NART stripes over an historic Rosso Racing body color. The latter’s seats are upholstered in the same leather used in the Formula 1 cars of the past – a trim that’s light, breathable and feels very much like chamois leather to the touch. The original 250 Testa Rossa had an aluminum dashboard which has now been given a innovative twist in the form of Alutex, an extremely tough, light fiberglass and aluminum material. The cabin is also trimmed with a diamond-quilted fabric inspired by the original Testa Rossa motif.
In the Classica collection, the styling cues and features of Maranello’s iconic GTs are given a more modern yet still classic look, through the use of the latest materials and production techniques. Elegant pastel colors of the past; the use of vintage leather, or wool, cashmere or velvet; special treatments for the hard areas of the cabin to match the exterior; chromed elements, stitching details and more natural leathers – these are just some of the options available from this collection.
Another icon that’s been given a modern reworking in the Classic collection is the FF inspired by the 250 Europa: it has three-layer Ingrid silver paintwork with dark grey sills and rims. The cabin is a hymn to classicism with a few unusual flourishes mixed in: pinstripe cloth and dark brown semi-aniline leather seats, cashmere roof lining, grey carpet mats, interior trim inserts in the same color as the exterior, teak-trimmed boot.
Inedita does exactly what its name suggests: it introduces novel, innovative styling cues which nonetheless respect the marquee’s core values. This is the most experimental of the three collections and we feel it may well give rise to some of the classic trims and finishes of the future. Denim, bold leather upholstery, suit fabrics and technical fabrics are just a few of the innovative and intriguing options available to owners who choose to personalize their cars from the Inedita collection.
The denim-trimmed Ferrari California is a good example of what the collection offers: pale blue leather alternates with denim trim in certain areas of the cabin and seats as well as on the door panels and lower part of the dash. The areas of the cabin normally trimmed in aluminum are now dark blue carbon-fiber. The car sports a Blu Scozia livery, a historic Ferrari shade here given a new matte finish. The wheel rims are unusual too as their external surface is dark blue while the inside is pale blue in a nod to the contrast seen in the cockpit.