It’s been nearly two weeks since the Ferrari FF has been revealed to the world’s motoring press, and they seem quite excited to get their hands on the successor to the 612 Scaglietti. Who wouldn’t be when a 650hp V12 resides under the bonnet, and a top speed of well over 200 mph is promised.
One thing that immediately sent alarms ringing in my head though, is how unbelievably similar in concept the FF is to the Jensen FF of 1966. For those of you who have no idea what I’m on about, the British-built Jensen FF was one of the first production cars to use all-wheel drive as a means to improve on-road handling rather than off-roading.
First there’s the name - FF. With the Ferrari, FF stands for “Ferrari Four” where as in the Jensen it stands for “Ferguson Formula”, different meanings but both with the intention of pointing out their all-wheel drive systems.