What Do You Think Of The New Ferrari GTC4Lusso?
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day.
I mean, if all goes well, nine months from now is when Ferrari’s potential customers may be looking for a supercar with a bit of extra space. In a traditional sense, Ferrari’s four passenger all-wheel-drive shooting break, the FF, is a grand touring car. The new car, renamed GTC4Lusso, has been amped up in every way—meaning you can tell friends there’s a world-shrinking 6.3-litre V12 with 680 horsepower up front.
You’ll notice its light restyling—including the surprisingly attractive addition of two extra lamps out back—but changes are quite numerous over the “old” FF. I’ve always liked the FF, because its spec list seems to be a battle between the needs of a fast car and those for a passenger-friendly MPV. For instance, a lowered roofline and more taut bodywork is said to have improved fuel efficiency.
Great, but the company made 80% of its 514 lb-ft of torque available at a low 1,750 rpm—which should make hypermiling a challenge. The company’s new active rear-wheel steering system for its four-wheel-drive cars, in addition to electronic dampers, means just about any terrain or condition will be shrugged off.
To me, it’s amazing that you’re able to own a lot of tech that has been banned in top-flight motorsports for years…ostensibly to make family road trips a bit more safe.
Your racing heroes didn’t have 10.25-inch touchscreens or an optional passenger-side digital display, either. Your hard-working co-driver can keep on top of important information, or peer out its huge glass roof. Expect to be able to connect all manner of digital device to its infotainment system, but more information will drop at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
It’s an early look—but what do you think?
H/T to Ferrari