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Time for a feature.
It seems like it has been awhile, and I have wanted to grab a random model and give it a feature. I have quite a few ideas for showcases, but lunch on Saturday solidified this choice.
I was out with Ms. Lamley for lunch, when this black beauty appeared:
It is not uncommon to see Ferraris around, but this one was a surprise. The FF is not only one of the more unique Ferraris, but it is not one you see very often. Hell, even a 4-door hatchback is rare, let alone a Ferrari version.
The FF brings out some strong opinions among the car set. Some think it doesn’t deserve to be called a Ferrari. Others love how different it is. Count me in the “love it” camp. It would be hard enough for me to conjure up much interest in buying a Ferrari, no matter how much money I had, but if I did buy one, the FF would get the most consideration. I love how it looks, I love how practical it is, and since I live in a ski hub called Utah, this:
I know some of you won’t agree, but it is a cool car. What we can agree on, I hope, is that the Hot Wheels version of the FF, released in 2011, is one of the best Ferrari castings big blue has ever released. And if you can’t agree on best, let’s just go with “most realistic”.
If you look at the final Ferraris produced by Hot Wheels before the license expired, you see some cool cars that are decently represented by the blue brand.
I am a fan of all four of those, but I would have liked them a tad better with less exaggerated features. Not the FF. The FF is incredibly realistic, from its long body to its jack-o-lantern grill. Just look again at the photo of the black FF. Now look at this:
Not bad eh?
Sadly, we only saw three versions of the FF before the Ferrari license moved on. A debut in red, a recolor in grey, and a 5-pack version in white. There are a couple of bonus versions, with grill and no-grill versions of the red, and different paint types on the grey. So five. That is it.
Maybe one day the license returns and this super duper black version can hit the pegs. Or maybe not. I probably shouldn’t complain too much, as I am happy enough that the FF was actually done.
And it remains one of my favorite Hot Wheels Ferraris.