To help demonstrate the 2012 Ferrari FF’s new 4RM all-wheel drive system, the Italian automaker chose to set up the press test drive in the Dolomite Mountains in northwest Italy. There was one small problem with the location — the only way to get to the custom-made track, placed atop a ski resort, was by a chair lift. Problem is, the FF doesn’t fit. Send in the choppers!
Ferrari’s custom-built snow/ice track is built atop the Plan De Corones in the Dolomites, which is roughly 1.5 miles above sea level. In order to race a car on said track, however, it needs to be airlifted. The FF was stuffed into a CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter (fitted with skis), and with the help of three Agusta 205 helicopters (used for guidance, we’re told), the car was lifted into the Dolomites. Once the whirlybird landed, the car was carefully unloaded from the cargo hold.
A neat trick, but Ferrari plans on repeating the procedure several times in order to bring cars to the track for the event. Check out the video below to watch the FF take to the skies..