Ferrari GTC4 Lusso brings updates to tired FF
Ferrari finds themselves in the limelight once again after the introduction of their latest masterpiece. Meet the new Ferrari GTC4 Lusso, which will carry the torch from its predecessor, the Ferrari FF. Not much has changed from the FF, meaning that the GTC4 Lusso can actually be considered a mid-life facelift rather than a completely new model.
Interestingly, the “GTC4 Lusso” name can be traced back to previous models that were instrumental in the formation of Ferrari’s heritage, such as the 330 GTC, the four-seat 330 GT and the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso.
Subtle exterior tweaks include a set of redesigned headlights, a wider and more prominent front grille and new tail lights. However, aside from visual appeal, the exterior modifications allow the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso to perform better than the FF ever did. The new grille features a new integrated air intake system which allows the GTC4 Lusso to feed more air to the engine, while the new roof-mounted spoiler and diffuser provide more downforce, planting the wheels firmly into the ground.
A new optional centre console display provides engine information for the front passenger, while a new 10” hi-resolution touchscreen display has also been added.
At the heart of the GTC4 Lusso, we find the same naturally aspirated 6.3-litre V12 engine from the FF; the only difference is that the wizards at Maranello managed to squeeze out more torque and power out of it. The power has increased from 485kW to 508kW, while torque increases from 683Nm to 697Nm.
The combination of performance upgrades and aesthetic modifications result in a 0-100 km/h time of 3.4 seconds; three-tenths of a second faster than the FF. The top speed clocks out at 334km/h, which is the same top speed as the FF. Either way; these are astonishing figures for a vehicle of this stature.
The GTC4 Lusso also makes use of some impressive technology, such as the ingenious four-wheel steer system which made its debut appearance on the Ferrari F12 TDF. The system incorporates the GTC4 Lusso’s AWD transmission, which also features an electronic differential and Ferrari’s Slip Side Control system.
The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.