Video: Chilly race in Ferrari FF finds Fernando and Filipe in dead heat
The Ferrari FF, unveiled at last year's Geneva Motor Show, is a departure for the Italian company as it boasts the firm's first ever four-wheel drive set up.
The car's 660bhp V12 provides enough poke to get it from 0-62mph in just 3.6 seconds and on to 208mph. To prove that the car can do it in all conditions Ferrari decided it was going to have a little race between its Formula One aces Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso in identical cars.It took place on the snowy mountains of Madonna di Campiglio, which usually hosts FIS ski races rather than a pair of F1 stars belting it down a hill in supercars.
They took to a simple dual slalom course to see which driver could tame the all-wheel drive beast best. However, the duel ended in a dead heat according to the press release, though the video seems to show Massa's nose ducking under the finish gate first. No secret
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Alonso was pleased with the car: "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".
Massa loved it too, commenting: "It's perfect for everyday use with the whole family in the car". If you happen to have lots and lots of money we can imagine it is, Felipe, yes.
Watch the video of the tussle below.