Ferrari FF (CarPlay 001)

Ferrari on Monday started delivering its new Ferrari FF model with CarPlay integration to early adopters, becoming the first commercially available vehicle on the roads with native support for Apple’s in-car system, previously known as ‘iOS in the Car’. CarPlay is also available for older vehicles as an aftermarket solution from the likes of Alpine and Pioneer.

The $300,000 sports car with a 6.3-liter V12 engine provides a cool 651 horsepower and takes you from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.4 second (top speed: 208 miles per hour). CarPlay integration in the Ferrari FF includes the familiar features like voice-guided navigation, Siri, music playback, voice controls, messaging, phone calls and more.

According to the Italian car maker, first Ferrari FF vehicles are now being delivered to happy customers in Germany, Great Britain, France and Switzerland while others have been dispatched to the United States and Japan.

Geneva Auto Show (Ferrari FF with CarPlay, Engadget 003)

Though it’s taken a while, it’s good that first CarPlay-enabled vehicles have finally started rolling off the assembly lines. Given that Ferraris and Maseratis have terrible infotainment systems, CarPlay is going to be a huge improvement for fans of the brand.

Check out Ferrari’s short promo video below.

CarPlay is also available for the Ferrari California T, the mid-front-engined V8 Turbo unveiled at the last Geneva Motor Show.

Pitched as “the smarter, safer and fun way to use iPhone in your car,” CarPlay requires an iPhone 5/5s/5c with iOS 7.1 or later. CarPlay backers include Volvo, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Chrysler Fiat, Mazda, Audi and many others.

[Ferrari via 9to5Mac]

  • Rowan09

    Finally I could go and pick up my Ferrari (yeah right I wish). I’ll do a full demo video if IDB puts up the

    • Donstil

      I got mine yesterday. Not going to drive it, mpg is killing me :p

      • Rowan09

        Damn gas.

      • Maxim∑

        Wish my Bugatti had carplay… I hate this car

      • Rowan09

        Damn. I was hoping to purchase one of those next week, but forget it now.

    • Star Lord

      I’m still rocking old school cassette in my space ship.

      • Rowan09

        Wow, a cassette player. Cassettes were one of the most annoying inventions when you are trying to find the right spot.

  • Anthony Lara

    Awesome now I can trade my old Ferrari in <.<

  • David Gitman

    lol I dont even have enough money for a toy car

  • LAGISSUEZ

    I’d love to have a Ferrari but I think it’s so stupid that carplay is being marketed and pushed through these vehicles first.

    Compared to the rest of the population, how many people can go out and purchase a Ferrari? Why would you want to launch a feature like this to such a limited customer base?? Just doesn’t make sense to me. I know it’s coming to everything else eventually but they should of been first and Ferrari last.

    • Rowan09

      It does make sense because if and when it has issues it would be easier to release on limited production vehicles. Volvo and others also has car play and you can get it for aftermarket radio from pioneer, etc.

      • LAGISSUEZ

        That makes sense but what if they used that same principal with their iPhones? They’d take forever to make money and progress. I still think they should leave the high ends card last.

  • Osama Hamdy El-Sharnoby

    Whatsapp updated and still no iPad support !!!
    This is really annoying

    • David Gitman

      huh ?? when

  • Kevin Ledgister

    CarPlay is offered as an API that any car manufacturers can implement. Ferrari just happened to be one of the first ones because they have limited model runs where the infotainment are OEM units borrowed from other vehicles.

    Other manufacturers spend millions developing their own infotainment systems (or paying as much for third party development) so dropping your investment, particularly where you have deeper integration into the car’s systems is not as easy.

    • LAGISSUEZ

      That makes a lot of sense. But don’t these car companys know that if they want to make any real money they’ll drop their garbage efforts and adopt apples?