A Ferrari for the whole family

It may sound crazy, but Ferrari's new FF, the brand's first all-wheel-drive family-friendly car, is a joy to drive.

Base price: $295,000
As tested: $377,000
Fuel economy: 11 City / 18 Hwy

Father's day is right around the corner and you've been thinking of buying yourself a Ferrari because, come on, you deserve it! But your familial obligations prevent you from dumping hundreds of thousands of dollars on a radical sports car with puny cargo space and tiny back seats.

Well, dad, this is your lucky day! Provided you have the requisite barrels full of money.

And if you do -- oh, my -- you, your family and some luggage are in for one heck of a ride.

Serious aficionados may worry that the FF, with its tall rear-end and all-wheel-drive, might dumb down the ultra-sharp Ferrari driving experience.

Stop worrying. Ever so slightly practical as it might be, the FF is an astounding automobile the feeling of which I have now allowed to soak deep into my bones. It'll be hard to shake off this Ferrari when it comes time for me to drive something else.

By Peter Valdes-Dapena @PeterDrives - Last updated June 05 2012: 11:26 AM ET
Join the Conversation
Find Your Next Car

Get the latest car news:

Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.