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Buy A Ferrari, Get Driving Lessons. In Winter?

Posted in auto industry, driving, Ferrari, News by Kurt Ernst | August 12th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

Ferrari's all-weater FF. Image: Ferrari

The words “Ferrari,” “driving” and “winter” had probably never been uttered in the same sentence, at least before the launch of Ferrari’s Grand Tourer station wagon, the all-new FF. The FF is unique in a several ways: it’s the first “shooting brake“ (station wagon) body style that Maranello has ever built, and it’s the first prancing horse to feature all-wheel-drive. Ferrari even launched the car atop a glacier, just to prove you really could drive it on surfaces other than asphalt.

We’re not sure how many FFs will be purchased as year-round grocery-getters, but Ferrari wants to make sure their American buyers are covered just in case. For a limited time, Ferrari is offering a winter driving school to all American FF owners, on a space-available basis. The school will be patterned after Ferrari’s “Pilota on Ice” program, originated in the Italian Alps.

If you guessed that Ferrari wasn’t holding clinics in Cleveland or Buffalo, you’d be correct. The schools, which begin in January and run for six or seven weeks, will be held in Aspen, Colorado. Ferrari’s concierge service will even work with buyers to coordinate their FF winter driver training around an Aspen ski vacation, because all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Source: Autoblog

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