Dr. William La Rosa still remembers the day his life changed. While driving down Tampa Road in Palm Harbor, he literally saw a sign. “I saw the Ferrari dealership, and I said, ‘what is a Ferrari dealership doing here?’ I pulled in, and I came out with a Ferrari,” La Rosa recalled.
La Rosa had driven Porsches his whole life, but that day the Porsche guy was no more. He had arrived at the dealership in a Porsche, and left in a Ferrari 458 Italia. Since his first purchase, Dr. La Rosa returned for a 458 Spider, and then again for what he says may be his favorite purchase yet, the Ferrari FF.
He and his wife needed a vehicle that could handle the dangerous weather of the Northern United States. The La Rosas put their new car to the test, noting that a recent 3-week trip from Buffalo, NY, to the Grand Canyon proved the FF not only delivered on speed, but kept their long drive distinctively exciting.
“The FF is the ideal car. It has a lot of power and speed, yet it’s very diverse, you can use it for travel,” he said. And don’t tell his wife, but he shared that the greatest perk may be that the drive is so smooth it keeps her from noticing his speed.
The Ferrari FF is Ferrari’s very first, all-wheel drive vehicle.
FF is an acronym for “Ferrari Four,” meaning four seats and, even better, four-wheel drive. This exclusive all-wheel drive system is a patented design that works with the vehicle’s dynamic control systems, providing a pristine drive. The FF offers space, seats that fold down and advanced driving modes for the snow. Dr. La Rosa purchased his after realizing his 458 Italia didn’t have the space to carry his and his wife’s luggage across the country.
Car enthusiasts will be surprised that this isn’t any ordinary family car – it boasts 651 hp through a direct-injected 6.3-Liter V12 engine. Just like other Ferrari models, the FF is equipped with a F1-styled steering column connected to a seven-speed automatic transmission via paddle shifters. The rear is optimized to provide 28.2 cu. ft. of storage space with four seats, meaning large luggage is never a concern.
If you’re a true sports car enthusiast like Dr. La Rosa, you’ll be interested to learn that Ferrari of Tampa Bay is a family owned dealership that has been delivering the finest in automobiles to customers since 2008. Their team ensures nothing but the highest level of satisfaction and customer service for everybody that walks through their doors.
Ferrari of Tampa Bay clients enjoy VIP benefits such as complimentary pickup and delivery when servicing Ferraris purchased at the dealership. There are also several private events, as well as many racing, driving and social activities throughout the year.
They invite you to visit their a 28,000 sq ft showroom, sit down with them, enjoy an espresso, and discuss how you too can experience the passion felt behind the wheel of a prancing horse.