Say hello to the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso – a facelifted Ferrari FF with a new look, more power and a slightly weird name, we must admit. The GTC4 Lusso has got a big task on its shoulders – it’s no joke to replace the FF, which is one of the most special modern luxury tourer that money can buy. So how do you do that? By not trying to fix something that’s not broken; instead, attempt a facelift rather than completely revamping it. And that’s exactly what the Maranello-based manufacturer has sought to do.
The car hasn’t changed dramatically when it comes to the exteriors. A set of reshaped headlights, wider front grille and new tail lights have been featured. The new grille and the integrated air intakes are not only more pleasing to the eye, but also serve a greater purpose – it allows the engine to breathe more freely. Rear diffuser and roof-mounted spoiler make the GTC4 Lusso more aerodynamic than its predecessor, the FF.
Under the hood, the GTC4 Lusso is an absolute monster. It features an extremely powerful 6.3-litre V12 engine that produces a colossal 680 HP at 8000 rpm, which was found in the Ferrari FF too, but is a notch up from the FF’s 651 HP output. The GTC4 Lusso churns out a mammoth 697 Nm of torque at 5750 rpm, 80% of which is available at a mere 1750 rpm, as per the company claims. This otherworldly engine makes the car go from 0-100 kmph in 3.4 seconds. Your jaw touch the floor yet?
The GTC4 Lusso features a combination of all-wheel drive and the four-wheel steering, which is dubbed ‘4RM-S’ by Ferrari. The car also gets a fourth-generation of the Slide Slip Control, as well as magnetic dampers and electronic differential. Ferrari has added four-wheel steer, which was first fitted in the F12tdf, in order to aid agility.
On the inside, a 10.25-inch HD touch-screen is present, so are the standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Exquisite leather blesses the interiors. Users also get a new optional display, which is present on the centre console. This display provides an engine readout for the front-seat passenger. Convenient, eh?
As for the car’s name, Ferrari says it was inspired by several of its famous older models, such as the 330 GTC, four-seat GTC, and apparently Enzo Ferrari’s favourite – the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso. The GTC4 Lusso gives a good first impression and has everything in a car that (Ferrari hopes) can surpass the FF. More to come at the Geneva Motor Show next month, when the GTC4 Lusso makes its world debut.