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We will see 10 Fer­raris come to Aus­tralia this year, each al­ready sold. The wait­ing list is as long as 18 months.

Yet de­spite th­ese ac­coun­tant-driven dis­trac­tions, the cars from Maranello are won­der­ful.

There is still no ex­pe­ri­ence in mo­tor­ing that comes close to the shiv­er­ing, an­tic­i­pa­tory thrill when you push the red but­ton and that en­gine— which, in any Fer­rari, is re­ally what it is all about— fires up. From here on in, any­thing else you drive will feel just a bit, in most cases very, or­di­nary. Un­less per­haps you have a Bu­gatti Vey­ron in the garage.

The FF is one of the most rad­i­cal cars Fer­rari has done. The first F sig­ni­fies four seats, which is not new. Its pre­de­ces­sor, the 612, also had a cou­ple of rear pews; those in the FF are com­fort­able and spa­cious for most adults and there is a real boot with an ex­tend­able floor, too.

The other F in­di­cates four­wheel drive, or 4RM in Fer­rarispeak. This is out-there en­gi­neer­ing, not just for Fer­rari, but also in its

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