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1st Gear: The first reviews of the Ferrari FF have begun to drop. Since our invite obviously got lost in the mail, we're forced to rely on what others are saying about this new bigger, longer and more uncut supercar. For starters, Ferrari's new 4RM part-time four-wheel-drive system, as expected, seems to work great in the snow. The usually-quite-picky Dan Edmunds of Edmunds' Inside Line (no relation) said "as long as the snow isn't too deep, you can drive this V12 Ferrari all year 'round." But that's with snow tires. What about with summer tires?
No one seems to have any idea as the buff books have only been allowed to drive Ferrari's fantastic four-wheel-drive big-assed supercar in the white stuff. But Edmunds' was willing to speculate that "It won't suck." Heh. Sorry, Automobile and others got a chance to drive it with summer tires. Read about it here.